Paul Chambers Quintet

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Paul Chambers Quintet
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Studio album by
ReleasedApril 1958 (1958-04)[1][2]
RecordedMay 19, 1957
StudioVan Gelder Studio, Hackensack, NJ
LabelBlue Note
ProducerAlfred Lion
Paul Chambers chronology
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Paul Chambers Quintet

Paul Chambers Quintet is the fourth studio album by American jazz bassist Paul Chambers recorded in 1957 and released on the Blue Note label in April 1958.[1][2][3]


The Allmusic review by Steve Leggett awarded the album 4 stars stating: "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".[4]

Professional ratings
Review scores
Allmusic4/5 stars[4]

Track listing[edit]

All compositions by Paul Chambers except where noted

  1. "Minor Run-Down" (Benny Golson) – 7:36
  2. "The Hand of Love" – 6:22
  3. "Softly, as in a Morning Sunrise" (Oscar Hammerstein II, Sigmund Romberg) – 3:06
  4. "Four Strings" (Golson) – 5:26
  5. "What's New?" (Johnny Burke, Bob Haggart) – 5:38
  6. "Beauteous" – 8:05
  7. "Four Strings" [alternate take] (Golson) – 5:11 Bonus track on CD reissue



  1. ^ a b "April Album Releases" (PDF). The Cash Box. The Cash Box Publishing Co. Inc., NY. 12 April 1958. Retrieved 24 June 2019.
  2. ^ a b "Paul Chambers Quintet". Billboard. The Billboard Publishing Co. 28 April 1958. Retrieved 24 June 2019.
  3. ^ Blue Note Records discography accessed January 2, 2011
  4. ^ a b Leggett, S. Allmusic Review accessed January 2, 2011