Paul Chambers

Paul Laurence Dunbar Chambers Jr. (April 22, 1935 – January 4, 1969) was an American jazz double bassist. A fixture of rhythm sections during the 1950s and 1960s, he has become one of the most widely-known jazz bassists of the hard bop era. He was also known for his bowed solos. Chambers recorded about a dozen albums as a leader or co-leader, and over 100 more as a sideman, especially as the anchor of trumpeter Miles Davis's "first great quintet" (1955–63) and with pianist Wynton Kelly (1963–68).

Birth and Death Data: Born April 22, 1935 (Pittsburgh), Died January 4, 1969 (New York City)

Date Range of DAHR Recordings: 1957 - 1958

Roles Represented in DAHR: string bass

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Recordings

Company Matrix No. Size First Recording Date Title Primary Performer Description Role Audio
Decca 104634 3/25/1958 Sing song Hal McKusick Quintet instrumentalist, string bass  
Decca 104635 3/25/1958 It never entered my mind Hal McKusick Quintet instrumentalist, string bass  
Decca 104636 3/25/1958 Yesterdays Hal McKusick Quintet instrumentalist, string bass  
Decca 104637 3/25/1958 A touch of Spring Hal McKusick Quintet instrumentalist, string bass  
Decca 104638 3/28/1958 La rue Hal McKusick Septet instrumentalist, string bass  
Decca 104639 3/28/1958 Now's the time Hal McKusick Septet instrumentalist, string bass  
Decca 104640 3/28/1958 Whisper not Hal McKusick Septet instrumentalist, string bass  
Decca 104641 3/28/1958 The last day of Fall Hal McKusick Septet instrumentalist, string bass  
Decca L 9809 1/21/1957 Cluster John Graas Sextet instrumentalist, string bass  
Decca L 9810 1/21/1957 Canon frair-1 John Graas Sextet instrumentalist, string bass  
Decca L 9811 1/21/1957 Mood-2 John Graas Sextet instrumentalist, string bass  
Decca L 9812 1/21/1957 I'm confessin' that I love you John Graas Sextet instrumentalist, string bass  

Citation

Discography of American Historical Recordings, s.v. "Chambers, Paul," accessed April 12, 2024, https://adp.library.ucsb.edu/names/308013.

Chambers, Paul. (2024). In Discography of American Historical Recordings. Retrieved April 12, 2024, from https://adp.library.ucsb.edu/names/308013.

"Chambers, Paul." Discography of American Historical Recordings. UC Santa Barbara Library, 2024. Web. 12 April 2024.

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URI: https://adp.library.ucsb.edu/names/308013

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