Paul Chambers - Bass On Tap

Paul Chambers - Bass On Tap

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Release Date 19th February

BLUE NOTE TONE POET AUDIOPHILE SERIES

CONTINUING BLUE NOTE RECORDS’ ACCLAIMED TONE POET AUDIOPHILE VINYL REISSUE SERIES

Launched in 2019, the Tone Poet series is produced by Joe Harley and features 180g audiophile vinyl reissues mastered by Kevin Gray of Cohearent Audio. Tone Poet vinyl is manufactured at RTI in Camarillo, California, and packaged in deluxe Stoughton Printing “Old Style” Gatefold Tip-On Jackets.

When jazz bass virtuoso Paul Chambers recorded Bass On Top, in 1957, his third and final album as a leader for Blue Note, he was only 22 years old but already well established as one of the top bassists 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.