Paul Chambers – Bass on Top (Full Album)

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Bass on Top is an album by American jazz bassist Paul Chambers recorded in 1957 and released on the Blue Note label.

AllMusic Review by Stephen Thomas Erlewine:
Bass on Top is another thoroughly engaging set of straight-ahead, mainstream jazz from Paul Chambers. The bassist leads a quartet comprised of guitarist Kenny Burrell, pianist Hank Jones, and drummer Art Taylor through a selection of standards, including “Yesterdays,” “You’d Be So Nice to Come Home To,” and “Dear Old Stockholm,” as well as a handful of contemporary jazz numbers and originals. There’s a relaxed, friendly atmosphere to the music, both in its tone and in the fact that Chambers lets Jones and Burrell have some time in the spotlight. The result is a warm, entertaining collection of mainstream jazz that nevertheless rewards close listening (

Track listing:
Yesterdays” (Harbach, Kern) – 5:53
You’d Be So Nice to Come Home To” (Porter) – 7:16
Chasin’ the Bird” (Parker) – 6:18
Dear Old Stockholm” (Traditional) – 6:44
The Theme” (Davis) – 6:15
Confessin’” (Doc Daugherty, Ellis Reynolds, Neiburg) – 4:13
Chamber Mates” (Burrell, Chambers) – 5:08

Paul Chambers – bass
Hank Jones – piano
Kenny Burrell – guitar
Art Taylor – drums


Released: Early October 1957
Recorded: July 14, 1957
Van Gelder Studio, Hackensack
Length: 41:47
Label: Blue Note
BLP 1569
Producer: Alfred Lion