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The great Paul Chambers between takes at a Blue Note recording session. Photo by F. Wolff


Paul Chambers; was one of the premier bassists in jazz history. Classically trained, he joined Miles Davis' quintet at age 20 in 1955 and stayed until 1963. In addition to Kind of Blue, he played on several landmark albums including Coltrane's Giant Steps, Monk's Brilliant Corners, and Oliver Nelson's The Blue and the Abstract Truth. He also made several albums as leader fo Blue Note.


Bassist Paul Chambers began playing professional gigs in New York City where he met such as pianist Barry Harris and trumpeter Thad Jones. He played with a lot of prominent musicians for a brief while, making a giant step in his career upon recording numbers such as 'A Little Taste' and 'Flamingo' with Cannonball Adderley in 1955. But it was joining the Miles Davis Quintet the same year that made his career.


Bill Evans, Paul Chambers, Miles Davis, John Coltrane and Cannonball Adderley, 1958


Paul Chambers (Pittsburgh, 22 de abril de 1935 - Nueva York, 4 de enero de 1969) fue un contrabajista estadounidense de jazz cultivador del hard bop, especialmente exitoso entre 1955 y 1965 y reconocido como uno de los primeros músicos de jazz en ejecutar solos creativos con el bajo con la técnica de pizzicato.


Cannonball Adderley, Paul Chambers, Miles Davis, John Coltrane


Wynton Kelly (with Paul Chambers & Jimmy Cobb)


Miles Davis, Bill Evans & Paul Chambers - Epic photo taken during the recording sessions of Miles Davis "Kind of Blue".