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Paul Chambers Quintet
     

Paul Chambers Quintet

by Paul Chambers Quintet
 
Recorded at a single session on May 19, 1957, the simply titled Quintet features one of bassist Paul Chambers' rare outings as a bandleader, and it teams him with Detroiters Donald Byrd (trumpet), Tommy Flanagan (piano), and Elvin Jones (drums),

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Recorded at a single session on May 19, 1957, the simply titled Quintet features one of bassist Paul Chambers' rare outings as a bandleader, and it teams him with Detroiters Donald Byrd (trumpet), Tommy Flanagan (piano), and Elvin Jones (drums), and Chicagoan Clifford Jordan (tenor sax). It's a low-key affair, with the quintet running through a couple of standards ("Softly, as in a Morning Sunrise," "What's New"), a pair of compositions from Chambers ("The Hand of Love," "Beauteous"), and two pieces by the prolific Benny Golson ("Minor Run-Down," "Four Strings"). The Golson tunes are the most striking, really, with "Minor Run-Down" starting things off with an easy, gliding swing, and "Four Strings" (an alternate take is also included here) gives Chambers a chance to show off his abilities bowing the bass. Jordan is impressive here as well, sounding a bit like Dexter Gordon as he rounds out these tracks nicely on the tenor. Nothing is particularly innovative with this set, but these tracks don't push or pull against themselves, either, and there's a clear joy coming off of the floor as these musicians, all in the early phases of their careers, do what they do with comforting assurance.

Product Details

Release Date:
02/10/2009
Label:
Blue Note Records
UPC:
5099926514420
catalogNumber:
65144
Rank:
293039

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Performance Credits

Paul Chambers Quintet   Primary Artist
Tommy Flanagan   Piano
Elvin Jones   Drums
Donald Byrd   Trumpet
Paul Chambers   Bass,Bass Guitar
Clifford Jordan   Tenor Saxophone

Technical Credits

Michael Cuscuna   Reissue Producer
Rudy Van Gelder   Engineer
Robert Levin   Liner Notes,Original Liner Notes
Alfred Lion   Producer,Audio Production
Francis Wolff   Cover Photo
Bob Blumenthal   Liner Notes
Patrick Roques   Redesign
Reid Miles   Cover Design
Tom Hannan   Cover Design
Amanda Wray   Reissue Design
Gordon H. Jee   Reissue Director

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