PAUL CHAMBERS QUARTET - BASS ON TOP LP - Blue Note 1569 RVG MONO DG 1st Press NM
BLUE NOTE 1569
BASS ON TOPPAUL CHAMBERS QUARTET
Original 1957 BLUE NOTE label MONO pressing, cat. BLP 1569, US.
VERY RARE, genuine 1st pressing in clean shape. Hard to find in such superb condition like all the original Blue Note recordings.
- 47 West 63rd St., NYC address on both sleeve and labels with no "Inc."
- Deep groove labels with no "®"
- Flat edge disc, RVG etched and plastylite 'P'
- Beatiful tip-on sleeve with the masterpiece artwork by HAROLD FEINSTEN.
Recorded on July 14, 1957 by RUDY VAN GELDER.
Record condition: incredible and clean NEAR MINT vinyl, the top desirable shape for a such unique item.
Sleeve: common signs of wear on the whole spines, solid laminated front and yellowish, paper deterioration on the back. Check the pics. Between VG and VG-.
In July of 1957, when Paul Chambers recorded "Bass on Top," his third and final Blue Note release as a leader, he was already in his third year with the most influential jazz group of the time, the first great Miles Davis Quintet; he had just taken part in the Davis/Gil Evans Orchestra sessions that led to the classic "Miles Ahead" album; and he was appearing with the Davis Quintet and its new saxophonist Sonny Rollins at the Cafe Bohemia in New York. Chambers was twenty-two years old and firmly established as one of the top bass players in Jazz.
This brilliantly seductive album features stalwarts Hank Jones on piano, Kenny Burrell on guitar, and Art Taylor on drums. Highlights include the chamber-jazz interpretation of Jerome Kern’s “Yesterdays” and a lightly swinging version of “Dear Old Stockholm,” a tune often associated with Miles Davis who was Chambers’ employer at the time. – Blue Note
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