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Paul Chambers - Whims Of Chambers (1956/2010) High-Fidelity ISO SACD 2.0 Mono DSD64/2.82MHz
Paul Chambers - Whims Of Chambers (1956/2010) High-Fidelity ISO SACD 2.0 Mono DSD64/2.82MHz

Artist: Paul Chambers
Title: Whims Of Chambers
Genre: Jazz, Hard Bop, Guitar Jazz
Label: © Blue Note Records | Analogue Productions
Release Date: 1956/2010
Quality: ISO SACD 2.0 Mono DSD64/2.82MHz
Source: PS³SACD
Duration: 38:17
Recorded: Rudy Van Gelder Studio, Hackensack, NJ, September 21, 1956
Mastered: cousTech Mastering, Camarillo, California by Kevin Gray & Steve Hoffman.

"...if you haven't picked up every one of the Blue Note and Nat King Cole reissues from Chad Kassem and company at Acoustic Sounds, you're really missing out!" - David W. Robinson, Positive Feedback, Issue 52

"...an album that still resonates more than fifty years after its debut. Each of these musicians would develop as dominant musicians, but this cooperative effort stands on its own. The SACD gives the music cleaner, less muddled acoustics, with a penchant for detailed instrument separation." - Robbie Gerson, Audiophile Audition

Paul Chambers' first album features an amazing lineup of John Coltrane, Donald Byrd, Kenny Burrell, Horace Silver and Philly Joe Jones. A classic Blue Note session of what might be considered "cerebral" jazz.

Of the seven songs on this Blue Note date, four are more common than the other three because they contain solos by tenor saxophonist John Coltrane and have therefore been reissued more often. Actually there are quite a few solos in the all-star sextet (which includes the bassist-leader, Coltrane, trumpeter Donald Byrd, guitarist Kenny Burrell, pianist Horace Silver, and drummer Philly Joe Jones) and all of the players get their chances to shine on this fairly spontaneous hard bop set. Coltrane's two obscure compositions ("Nita" and "Just for the Love") are among the more memorable tunes and are worth reviving. "Tale of the Fingers" features the quintet without Coltrane, the rhythm section stretches out on "Whims of Chambers," and "Tale of the Fingers" is a showcase for Chambers' bowed bass. This is a fine effort and would be worth picking up by straight-ahead jazz fans even if John Coltrane had not participated. --Scott Yanow

Tracklist:
1 Omicron 7:15
2 Whims Of Chambers 4:03
3 Nita 6:30
4 We Six 7:39
5 Dear Ann 4:18
6 Tale Of The Fingers 4:14
7 Just For The Love 3:41

Personnel:
Paul Chambers - bass
Donald Byrd - trumpet
John Coltrane - tenor saxophone
Kenny Burrell - guitar
Horace Silver - piano
Philly Joe Jones - drums

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