Hard Bop Boulevard

tue 1 apr 2008 22:30 

The first two months of 1956 the brand-new sensation causing Miles Davis quintet was on tour on the West Coast. Before they went back to New York Jazz West-label invited bass player Paul Chambers (20) to make an album: A Jazz Delegation From The East. John Coltrane and drummer Philly Joe Jones from the Miles Davis band joined; Red Garland wasn’t on the grand piano but Kenny Drew who lived in Los Angeles at the time.
The combination Drew/Chambers/Jones provided one of the most inspired trios from the heyday of Hard Bop.

1.   Two Bass Hit   (John Lewis-Dizzy Gillespie)  
      CD:   Miles Davis & John Coltrane:   The Complete Columbia
Recordings 1955-1961
                CD 1   DIDP 099781   (
2.   Dexterity   (Charlie Parker)  
      CD:   Paul Chambers
                Mosaic Select MS-005, disc 1
3.   Stablemates   (Benny Golson) 
      CD:   see no 2. (track 2)
4.   Eastbound   (Kenny Drew) 
      CD:   see no 2.
5.   Trane’s Blues (aka John Paul Jones)   (John Coltrane) 
      CD:   see no 2.