1. Trane’s Strain (B) 11:00
2. High Step (B) 8:09
3. Nixon, Dixon And Yates Blues (B) 8:26
4. Minor Run-Down (D) 7:36
5. The Hand Of Love (D) 6:22
6. Softly As In A Morning Sunrise (D) 3:06
(S. Romberg-O. Hammerstein)
7. Four Strings (D) 5:26
8. What’s New (D) 5:38
(B. Haggart-J. Burke)
9. Beauteous (D) 8:05
10. Four Strings (alternate take) (D) 5:11
1. Yesterdays (E) 5:50
(J. Kern-O. Harbach)
2. You’d Be So Nice To Come Home To (E) 7:15
3. Chasin’ The Bird (E) 5:45
4. Dear Old Stockholm (E) 6:40
5. The Theme (E) 6:10
6. Confessin’ (I’m Confessin’ That I Love You) (E) 4:15
7. Chamber Mates (E) 5:00
8. I've Got My Love to Keep Me Warm (F) 7:07
9. What Is This Thing Called Love (F) 5:42
(A) John Coltrane, tenor sax; Kenny Drew, piano, Paul Chambers, bass, Philly Joe Jones, drums.
Coltrane does not appear on “Easy To Love” and “Visitation”.
Recorded at Western Recorders, Hollywood, California on March 2, 1956.
Originally issued as CHAMBERS’ MUSIC (Jazz West LP 7)
(B) John Coltrane, tenor sax; Pepper Adams, baritone sax; Curtis Fuller, trombone; Roland Alexander, piano (on “Trane’s Strain” only); Paul Chambers, bass; Philly Joe Jones, drums.
Recorded in Cambridge, Massachusetts on April 20, 1956.
#1 originally issued JAZZ IN TRANSITION (Transition TRLP 30). #2 & 3 originally issued on HIGH STEP (Blue Note BNLA 451-2)
(C) Donald Byrd, trumpet; John Coltrane, tenor sax; Kenny Burrell, guitar; Horace Silver, piano; Paul Chambers, bass; Philly Joe Jones, drums
Originally issued as WHIMS OF CHAMBERS (Blue Note BLP 1534)
Recorded at the Van Gelder Studio, Hackensack, New Jersey on September 21, 1956.
(D) Donald Byrd, trumpet; Clifford Jordan, tenor saxophone, Tommy Flanagan, piano; Paul Chambers, bass; Elvin Jones, drums
Originally issued on PAUL CHAMBERS QUINTET (Blue Note BLP 1564), except alternate take of “Four Strings” and the stereo masters, which were issued on the first CD release of this album (CD 8-52441-2).
Recorded at the Van Gelder Studio, Hackensack, New Jersey on May 19, 1957.
(E) Kenny Burrell, guitar; Hank Jones, piano; Paul Chambers, bass; Art Taylor, drums.
Originally issued on BASS ON TOP (Blue Note BST 81569), except “Chamber Mates”, which was issued on the first CD release of this album (CD 7-46533-2). Recorded at the Van Gelder Studio, Hackensack, New Jersey on July 14, 1957
(F) Paul Chambers, bass; Art Blakey, drums.
Recorded at the Van Gelder Studio, Hackensack, New Jersey on March 29, 1959
“I’ve Got My Love To Keep Me” was originally issued on the compilation BLUE BERLIN (CD 7-99095-2). Both selections were issued on Art Blakey’s DRUMS AROUND THE CORNER (CD 5-21455-2).
Original sessions produced by Herbert Kimmel (A), Tom Wilson (B) and Alfred Lion (all others).
Recording engineers: Don Blake (A), unknown (B), Rudy Van Gelder (all others)
Produced for release by Michael Cuscuna
Transferred using 24-bit resolution and mastered by Ron McMaster
Sessions A-C is mono. All others are stereo.
Masters appear courtesy of Blue Note Records, a division of Capitol Records, Inc.
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