Paul Chambers

1st Bassman

Vee Jay

Paul Chambers (b), Tommy Turrentine (tp), Curtis Fuller (tb), Yusef Lateef (ts), Wynton Kelly (p), Lex Humphries (d)

Reference: VJ 004 CD

Bar code: 8427328410045

At last the legendary Vee Jay recordings are being released on CD with the best possible sound. During recent years these classic jazz albums have appeared on CD in different countries, in compilations that mixed mono and stereo masters, with errors in the titles and a variable sound. Now, this present edition has been carefully chosen from the best sources, and each track has been digitally remastered in 24-Bit high resolution. These CDs represent a real treasure for jazz fans all over the world, and we feel certain that they will enjoy them.

01. Melody (Yusef Lateef) 4:12
02. Bass Region (Yusef Lateef) 10:39
03. Retrogress (Yusef Lateef) 3:33
04. Mopp Shoe Blues (Yusef Lateef) 6:09
05. Blessed (Yusef Lateef) 7:07
06. Who's Blues (Julian 'Cannonball' Adderley) 8:27

Album details

Tracks #1-5, originally issued on Vee Jay album SR 3012
Track #6 not in the original LP configuration

Tommy Turrentine (trumpet), Curtis Fuller (trombone), Yusef Lateef (tenor sax), Wynton Kelly (piano), Paul Chambers (bass), Lex Humphries (drums).
Recorded in Chicago, February 6, 1961

Liner notes by Barbara J. Gardner
This release compiled & reissued by Jordi Pujol

Stereo · 24-Bit High Resolution Remastering
Blue Moon Producciones Discograficas, S.L.

Press reviews

"Paul Chambers was one of the top bassists of the 1955-1965 period, so it is somewhat surprising to realize that this out-of-print Vee Jay LP was his final one as a leader. Actually tenor saxophonist Yusef Lateef, who contributed all five selections, is the most prominent musician on the album although trumpeter Tommy Turrentine, trombonist Curtis Fuller, pianist Wynton Kelly, drummer Lex Humprhies and Chambers are all strong assets. The music is straightahead without being overly predictable, falling into the hard bop idiom and containing many fine moments."

—Scott Yanow (All Music Guide)


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