Paul Chambers – Bass on Top {Blue Note} [RVG] ”Japan”

Paul Chambers – Bass on Top {Blue Note} [RVG] ”Japan”

Hard Bop, Bass

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AllMusic Review by Stephen Thomas Erlewine

Bass on Top is another thoroughly engaging set of straight-ahead, mainstream jazz from Paul Chambers. The bassist leads a quartet comprised of guitarist Kenny Burrell, pianist Hank Jones, and drummer Art Taylor through a selection of standards, including “Yesterdays,” “You’d Be So Nice to Come Home To,” and “Dear Old Stockholm,” as well as a handful of contemporary jazz numbers and originals.

There’s a relaxed, friendly atmosphere to the music, both in its tone and in the fact that Chambers lets Jones and Burrell have some time in the spotlight. The result is a warm, entertaining collection of mainstream jazz that nevertheless rewards close listening.

01. Yesterdays (5:55)
02. You’d Be So Nice to Come Home To (7:18)
03. Chasin’ the Bird (6:20)
04. Dear Old Stockholm (6:45)
05. The Theme (6:15)
06. Confessin’ (4:12)

Paul Chambers – bass
Kenny Burrell – guitar
Hank Jones – piano
Art Taylor – drums

Recorded on July 14, 1957; at Van Gelder Studios, Hackensack, NJ
Remastered by Rudy Van Gelder

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