Beauteous – Paul Chambers

Transcriptions of Paul Chambers' bass lines and solo are available for this hard-bop classic. This is a great opportunity to explore Paul's style in depth. Printed publication, including parts and full score, also available at music dealers.

Paul Chambers

April 22, 1935 – January 4, 1969

Bassist Paul Chambers was a leading rhythmic force in the 1950s and 1960s. He became one of the signature bassists in jazz history. Born in Pittsburgh but raised in Detroit, Chambers initially took up the baritone horn as a child. He followed suit with the tuba and didn't become interested in the string bass until 1949. Listening to Charlie Parker and Bud Powell and studying under a bassist of the Detroit Symphony Orchestra, Chambers began making headway in small bars of Hastings Street area and doing club jobs with Kenny Burrell, Thad Jones and Barry Harris. He did classical work in a group called the Detroit String Band, a rehearsal symphony orchestra. Read more...

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