Paul Chambers Discography

1956 (age 21)

Paul Chambers Quartet

John Coltrane, tenor sax #1-3,5-7; Kenny Drew, piano; Paul Chambers, bass; Philadelphia 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.
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 7243 8 37647 2 3, (It) 7243 4 89872 2 8   Paul Chambers Sextet - 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.
Van Gelder Studio, Hackensack, NJ, May 19, 1957
1. tk.3Four StringsBlue Note BLP 1564
2. tk.4Four Strings (alternate take)Blue Note CDP 7243 8 52441 2 4
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, CDP 7243 8 52441 2 4   Paul Chambers Quintet

Paul Chambers Quartet

Hank Jones, piano; Kenny Burrell, guitar; Paul Chambers, bass; Art Taylor, drums.
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