Great video of Paul Chambers w./Coltrane (+RIP Jimmy Cobb)

Discussion in 'Bassists [DB]' started by damonsmith, May 28, 2020.

  1. Chamber's quarter notes are killing through the whole thing, then he takes a great arco solo with a bit of extended technique thrown in! Wynton Kelly is amazing as well.
  2. Carl Hillman

    Carl Hillman

    Jan 1, 2010
    PC was just a kid there. 25, I think...

    That is the definition of swinging like your life depended upon it. (which it does)

    I always wondered where the hell Miles was during this. I guess he just didn't want to do the gig.
  3. Michael Karn

    Michael Karn

    Apr 16, 2014
    I was with Jimmy the first time he saw that video, we were in Berlin at the A Trane. We stopped in to unload and set up, and after we did that the owner said he had a surprise for Jimmy, and began to project the three quartet tunes against one of the walls. Jimmy remembered nothing about it, where they were (Stuttgart I believe), or why no Miles (tho he had an idea). He absolutely loved it, and he was so happy to see his buddies again. When someone played something he liked, he’d talk to them like they were there in the room. He was such a great guy, so much fun to hang with and be on the road with, let alone play with. This poster is from the same tour

  4. ugly_bassplayer


    Jan 21, 2009
    Besides Kenny Burrell and Pharoah Sanders, few are left
  5. 834federal

    834federal David Brodie

    Feb 25, 2012
    Great story and wonderful to see Sid Simmons on that poster. He was beloved by everyone here in philly and we still sorely miss him.
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  6. Michael Karn

    Michael Karn

    Apr 16, 2014
    Yeah, he was a beautiful guy, on and off the stand
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