Paul Chambers Discography

1956 (age 21)

Paul Chambers Quartet

John Coltrane (tenor sax -1/3,5/7) Kenny Drew (piano) Paul Chambers (bass) Philly Joe Jones (drums)
United Western Recorders, Los Angeles, CA, March 1 or 2, 1956
1. IM-3532DexterityJazz: West JWLP-7; Blue Note BN-LA451-H2
2. IM-3533Stablemates-
3. IM-3534Easy To Love-
4. IM-3535VisitationsJazz: West JWLP-7; Imperial LP 9246; Blue Note BN-LA451-H2
5. IM-3536John Paul JonesJazz: West JWLP-7; Blue Note BN-LA451-H2
6. IM-3537EastboundJazz: West JWLP-7; Imperial LP 9246; Blue Note BN-LA451-H2
7. IM-3538That's What I've Been Thruunissued
* Jazz: West JWLP-7; Score SLP 4033; Imperial LP 9182-A, LP 12182-A   Paul Chambers - Chambers' Music
* Blue Note BN-LA451-H2   Paul Chambers, John Coltrane - High Step
* Imperial LP 9246   Various Artists - Just Jazz!

Paul Chambers Sextet

Curtis Fuller (trombone) John Coltrane (tenor sax) Pepper Adams (baritone sax) Roland Alexander (piano -2) Paul Chambers (bass) Philly Joe Jones (drums)
Boston, MA, April 20, 1956
1.High StepBlue Note BN-LA451-H2
2.Trane's StrainTransition TRLP 30; Blue Note BN-LA451-H2
3.Nixon, Dixon And Yates BluesBlue Note BN-LA451-H2
* Blue Note BN-LA451-H2   Paul Chambers, John Coltrane - High Step
* Transition TRLP 30, (J) GXF-3126   Various Artists - Jazz In Transition

Paul Chambers Sextet

Donald Byrd (trumpet -1,2,5/7) John Coltrane (tenor sax -1,2,5,6) Horace Silver (piano) Kenny Burrell (guitar -1,2,4/7) Paul Chambers (bass) Philly Joe Jones (drums)
Rudy Van Gelder Studio, Hackensack, NJ, September 21, 1956
1. tk.3We SixBlue Note BLP 1534, BN-LA451-H2
2. tk.5Omicron-
3. tk.6Tale Of The FingersBlue Note BLP 1534
4. tk.8Whims Of Chambers-
5. tk.9NitaBlue Note BLP 1534, BN-LA451-H2
6. tk.11Just For The Love-
7. tk.13Dear AnnBlue Note BLP 1534
* Blue Note BLP 1534, BST 81534 (pseudo stereo), CDP 7 89872 2   Paul Chambers - Whims Of Chambers
* Blue Note BN-LA451-H2   Paul Chambers, John Coltrane - High Step

1957

Paul Chambers Quintet

Jack Montrose, Bill Perkins (tenor sax) Paul Moer (piano) Paul Chambers (bass) Mel Lewis (drums) John Graas (arranger, music)
Audio Arts Studio, Hollywood, CA, January 22, 1957
Mulliganesque (as The Mouse Hop)Vee-Jay VJS 3062; Xanadu 104; Fresh Sound (Sp) FSR-CD 508
Westlake Bounce (as Montrose)-
* Vee-Jay VJS 3062, (J) 22YB-2024   Mel Lewis And Friends - Gettin' Together
= Affinity (E) AFF 56   Bill Perkins Meets Paul Chambers And Philly Joe Jones - West Coast Conference
* Xanadu 104   Hampton Hawes, Paul Chambers - The East/West Controversy
* Fresh Sound (Sp) FSR-CD 508   The Music Of John Graas - Westlake Bounce

Paul Chambers Quintet

Jack Montrose (tenor sax) Bill Perkins (tenor, baritone sax) Paul Moer (piano) Paul Chambers (bass) Philly Joe Jones (drums) John Graas (arranger, music)
Audio Arts Studio, Hollywood, CA, January 23, 1957
Motif (as Jazz City)Vee-Jay VJS 3062; Xanadu 104; Fresh Sound (Sp) FSR-CD 508
My Buddy (as Sweet Saxophones)-
Neat Foot (as Cute)-
The Song Is EndedVee-Jay VJS 3062; Fresh Sound (Sp) FSR-CD 508
Canon Ball (as Two Visitors)Vee-Jay VJS 3062; Xanadu 104; Fresh Sound (Sp) FSR-CD 508
Mood (as Early Morning Smog)-
There Will Never Be Another YouVee-Jay VJS 3062; Fresh Sound (Sp) FSR-CD 508
* Vee-Jay VJS 3062, (J) 22YB-2024   Mel Lewis And Friends - Gettin' Together
= Affinity (E) AFF 56   Bill Perkins Meets Paul Chambers And Philly Joe Jones - West Coast Conference
* Xanadu 104   Hampton Hawes, Paul Chambers - The East/West Controversy
* Fresh Sound (Sp) FSR-CD 508   The Music Of John Graas - Westlake Bounce

Paul Chambers Quintet

Donald Byrd (trumpet -1/6) Clifford Jordan (tenor sax -1/6) Tommy Flanagan (piano) Paul Chambers (bass) Elvin Jones (drums)
Rudy Van Gelder Studio, Hackensack, NJ, May 19, 1957
1. tk.3Four StringsBlue Note BLP 1564
2. tk.4Four Strings (alternate take)Blue Note 7243 8 52441 2
3. tk.8Minor Run-DownBlue Note BLP 1564
4. tk.9Beauteous-
5. tk.12What's New-
6. tk.15The Hand Of Love-
7. tk.16Softly, As In A Morning Sunrise-
* Blue Note BLP 1564, 7243 8 52441 2   Paul Chambers Quintet

Paul Chambers Quintet

Hank Jones (piano) Kenny Burrell (guitar) Paul Chambers (bass) Art Taylor (drums)
Rudy Van Gelder Studio, Hackensack, NJ, July 14, 1957
tk.3Dear Old StockholmBlue Note BLP 1569
tk.5Chasin' The Bird-
tk.6Confessin'-
tk.8The Theme-
tk.9YesterdaysBlue Note BLP 1569, (J) NP-9020C
tk.10You'd Be So Nice To Come Home ToBlue Note BLP 1569
tk.12Untitled (aka Chamber Mates)Blue Note (J) BNJ-61008/10, CDP 7 46533 2
* Blue Note BLP 1569, BST 81569, CDP 7 46533 2   Paul Chambers - Bass On Top
* Blue Note (J) NP-9020C   Various Artists - Blue Note Jazz
* Blue Note (J) BNJ-61008/10   Various Artists - The Other Side Of Blue Note 1500 Series

1959

Paul Chambers Quintet

Freddie Hubbard (trumpet -1/6) Cannonball Adderley (alto sax -1/6) Wynton Kelly (piano) Paul Chambers (bass) Jimmy Cobb (drums)
Universal Recording, Chicago, IL, February 2, 1959
1. tk.2Ease It (alternate take)Mosaic MD6-205
2. 59-1073 tk.5Ease ItVee-Jay VJLP 1014
3. tk.6Just Friends (alternate take)Vee-Jay (J) 22YB-2088; Mosaic MD6-205
4. 59-1074 tk.8Just FriendsVee-Jay VJLP 1014
5. tk.2I Got RhythmVee-Jay (J) 22YB-2088; Mosaic MD6-205
6. 59-1075 tk.5-Vee-Jay VJLP 1014
7. 59-1076 tk.3Dear AnnVee-Jay (J) RJL-6025, (J) 22YB-2088; Mosaic MD6-205
* Vee-Jay VJLP 1014, VJSR 1014, (J) PVCP-8119, (J) FHCY-1009/10   Paul Chambers - Go
= Affinity (E) AFF 115   Paul Chambers, Julian "Cannonball" Adderley - Ease It
= Vee-Jay (J) 22YB-2003, (J) 32YD-1003, (J) FHCY-2003   Paul Chambers - Go + 1
= Mosaic MD6-205   The Complete Vee Jay Paul Chambers - Wynton Kelly Sessions 1959-61
* Vee-Jay (J) 22YB-2088, (J) 32YD-1083   Paul Chambers - Go II
= Vee-Jay (J) FHCY-1009/10   Paul Chambers - Go
* Vee-Jay (J) RJL-6025   Wynton Kelly - Kelly's Memories

Paul Chambers Quintet

Freddie Hubbard (trumpet -1/3,6) Cannonball Adderley (alto sax -1/3,6) Wynton Kelly (piano) Paul Chambers (bass) Jimmy Cobb (drums)
Universal Recording, Chicago, IL, February 3, 1959
1. 59-1077 tk.7Julie AnnVee-Jay VJLP 1014
2. tk.4I Heard That (as F Blues)Vee-Jay (J) 22YB-2088, (J) PVCP-8119; Mosaic MD6-205
3. 59-1078 tk.8-Vee-Jay (J) RJL-6025, (J) R32J-1009, (J) FHCY-1004, (J) FHCY-1009/10; Mosaic MD6-205
4. remake tk.2Dear AnnVee-Jay (J) RJL-2304, (J) FHCY-1004, (J) FHCY-1009/10, (J) PVCP-8119; Mosaic MD6-205
5. remake tk.3-Vee-Jay (J) RJL-6025, (J) 22YB-2088, (J) FHCY-1004; Mosaic MD6-205
6. remake tk.1I Heard That (as F Blues)Vee-Jay (J) 22YB-2003, (J) 32YD-1003, (J) FHCY-2003, (J) FHCY-1009/10; Mosaic MD6-205
* Vee-Jay VJLP 1014, VJSR 1014, (J) PVCP-8119, (J) FHCY-1009/10   Paul Chambers - Go
= Affinity (E) AFF 115   Paul Chambers, Julian "Cannonball" Adderley - Ease It
= Vee-Jay (J) 22YB-2003, (J) 32YD-1003, (J) FHCY-2003   Paul Chambers - Go + 1
= Mosaic MD6-205   The Complete Vee Jay Paul Chambers - Wynton Kelly Sessions 1959-61
* Vee-Jay (J) 22YB-2088, (J) 32YD-1083   Paul Chambers - Go II
= Vee-Jay (J) FHCY-1009/10   Paul Chambers - Go
* Vee-Jay (J) RJL-6025   Wynton Kelly - Kelly's Memories
* Vee-Jay (J) RJL-2304, (J) R32J-1009   Wynton Kelly - Autumn Leaves
* Vee-Jay (J) FHCY-1004   Alternate Takes Of Introducing Wayne Shorter And Paul Chambers - Go

Paul Chambers Quartet

Cannonball Adderley (alto sax) Wynton Kelly (piano) Paul Chambers (bass) Philly Joe Jones (drums -1,2) Jimmy Cobb (drums -3,4)
Universal Recording, Chicago, IL, February, 1959?
1. tk.4Awful Mean (alternate take)Vee-Jay (J) 22YB-2088; Mosaic MD6-205
2. 59-1195 tk.6Awful MeanVee-Jay VJLP 1014, VJLP 2501
3. tk.10Shades Of Blue (as Who's Blues)Vee-Jay (J) 22YB-2088; Suite Beat SBCD 2015; Vee-Jay (J) PVCP-8119; Mosaic MD6-205
4. 59-1196There Is No Greater LoveVee-Jay VJLP 1014
* Vee-Jay (J) 22YB-2088, (J) 32YD-1083   Paul Chambers - Go II
= Vee-Jay (J) FHCY-1009/10   Paul Chambers - Go
* Vee-Jay VJLP 1014, VJSR 1014, (J) PVCP-8119, (J) FHCY-1009/10   Paul Chambers - Go
= Affinity (E) AFF 115   Paul Chambers, Julian "Cannonball" Adderley - Ease It
= Vee-Jay (J) 22YB-2003, (J) 32YD-1003, (J) FHCY-2003   Paul Chambers - Go + 1
= Mosaic MD6-205   The Complete Vee Jay Paul Chambers - Wynton Kelly Sessions 1959-61
* Vee-Jay VJLP 2501, VJLPS 2501   Leonard Feather's Encyclopedia Of Jazz, Vol. 1 - Giants Of The Saxophone
* Suite Beat SBCD 2015   Paul Chambers - 1st Bassman

1960

Paul Chambers Sextet

Tommy Turrentine (trumpet) Curtis Fuller (trombone) Yusef Lateef (tenor sax, flute) Wynton Kelly (piano) Paul Chambers (bass) Lex Humphries (drums)
Bell Sound Studios, NYC, May 12, 1960
60-1535MelodyVee-Jay VJLP 3012
60-1536Bass RegionVee-Jay VJLP 3012, VJLP 2501
60-1537RetrogressVee-Jay VJLP 3012
60-1538Mopp Shoe Blues-
60-1539Blessed-
* Vee-Jay VJLP 3012, VJSR 3012; Suite Beat SBCD 2015   Paul Chambers - 1st Bassman
= Mosaic MD6-205   The Complete Vee Jay Paul Chambers - Wynton Kelly Sessions 1959-61
* Vee-Jay VJLP 2501, VJLPS 2501   Leonard Feather's Encyclopedia Of Jazz, Vol. 1 - Giants Of The Saxophone