Whims of Chambers

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Whims of Chambers
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Studio album by Paul Chambers Sextet
Released Late December 1956[1][2]
Recorded September 21, 1956
Van Gelder Studio, Hackensack
Genre Hard bop
Length 38:31
Label Blue Note
BST 81534
Producer Alfred Lion
Paul Chambers Sextet chronology
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Professional ratings
Review scores
Source Rating
Allmusic 4/5 stars[3]

Whims of Chambers is a jazz album by bassist Paul Chambers released on the Blue Note label in 1956. The album features performances by Chambers with Donald Byrd, John Coltrane, Kenny Burrell, Horace Silver and Philly Joe Jones.

The Allmusic review by Scott Yanow states: "This is a fine effort and would be worth picking up by straightahead jazz fans even if John Coltrane had not participated."[4]

Track listing[edit]

All compositions by Paul Chambers except as indicated

  1. "Omicron" (Donald Byrd) – 7:21
  2. "Whims of Chambers" – 4:06
  3. "Nita" (John Coltrane) – 6:34
  4. "We Six" (Donald Byrd) – 7:42
  5. "Dear Ann" – 4:21
  6. "Tale of the Fingers" – 4:44
  7. "Just for the Love" (John Coltrane) – 3:43


Session/release information[edit]


  1. ^ The John Coltrane Reference, pag 444
  2. ^ Billboard Jan 26, 1957
  3. ^ Allmusic Review
  4. ^ Yanow, S. Allmusic Review, accessed July 7, 2009.

Chambers, Paul. 1956. Whims Of Chambers. CD. Blue Note CDP 7243 8 37647 2 3.