21 June, 2010

Paul Chambers - Paul Chambers Quintet (1957) (RVG) (eac-flac-cover)

Paul Chambers - Paul Chambers Quintet (1957) (RVG)
jazz | 1cd | eac-flac-cue-log-cover | 320MB
BN/EMI | RVG 2008 rem | rar +5% recovery
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.

01 - Minor Run-Down
02 - The Hand Of Love
03 - Softly As In A Morning Sunrise
04 - Four Strings
05 - What's New
06 - Beauteous
07 - Four Strings (Alt Tk)

* Donald Byrd - Trumpet
* Paul Chambers - Bass
* Clifford Jordan - Sax (Tenor)
* Tommy Flanagan - Piano
* Elvin Jones - Drums
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