On this day, April 22, were born 2 great bass players, Paul Chambers, and Charles Mingus.
Paul Laurence Dunbar Chambers, Jr.
(Born April 22, 1935
U.S. Died January 4, 1969 (aged 33)
was a jazz double bassist.
New York City, New York, U.S. A fixture of rhythm sections during the 1950s and 1960s, his importance in the development of jazz bass can be measured not only by the length and breadth of his work in this short period, but also by his impeccable time and intonation, and virtuosic improvisations.
He was also known for his bowed solos.
Chambers recorded some dozen albums as a leader or co-leader, and prolifically as a sideman notably as the anchor of trumpeter Miles Davis's "first great quintet" (1955–63) and with pianist Wynton Kelly (1963–68).
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