Subject: I have found a CD that I think you would enjoy
Chamber's last as a leader.
jazzfanmn | St Cloud, MN United States | 02/25/2001
(3 out of 5 stars)
"Recorded for Vee-Jay in 1960, 1st Bassman is bassist Paul Chambers last recording as a leader. Mr P.C. lays down his distinctive fat tone behind a group comprised of tenor saxophonist/flautist Yusef Lateef, Curtis Fuller on trombone, Tommy Turrentine on trumpet, Wynton Kelly on piano, and Lex Humphries on drums. Overall this is a solid set of hard bop, that finds Chambers, who solos but never dominates a track or is overbearing, and company producing a set of wothwhile performances. All of the tracks were penned by Lateef, and give the soloists room to work, especially on the lengthy "Bass Region" which really lets the musicians stretch out. The cd is a bit short, clocking in at a little over thirty minutes, and the liner notes could have been more informative (they fail to mention the line up), but it has enough in the way of quality performances to satisfy any fan of the artists featured, or of steady swinging hard bop."
Walk walk walk
Steven D. wheeler | LONG ISLAND CITY, NEW YORK United States | 07/12/2007
(5 out of 5 stars)
"paul chambers has to be the most incredible walker if not the best walker on bass in jazz history,enjoyable listening.Yuseff lateff wrote the tunes on this album and gets to swing with paul andand plays flute and tenor,a must have!!"