Paul Chambers Quintet

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Paul Chambers Quintet
Paul Chambers Quintet.jpg
Studio album by Paul Chambers
Released 1957
Recorded May 19, 1957
Genre Jazz
Length 41:24
Label Blue Note
Producer Alfred Lion
Paul Chambers chronology
Whims of Chambers
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Paul Chambers Quintet
Bass on Top
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Paul Chambers Quintet is an album by American jazz bassist Paul Chambers recorded in 1957 and released on the Blue Note label.[1]


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".[2]

Professional ratings
Review scores
Source Rating
Allmusic 4/5 stars[2]

Track listing[edit]

All compositions by Paul Chambers except as indicated
  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. ^ Blue Note Records discography accessed January 2, 2011
  2. ^ a b Leggett, S. Allmusic Review accessed January 2, 2011