Joe Chambers

Joe Chambers (born June 25, 1942 in Chester, Pennsylvania, United States)[1] is an American jazz drummer, pianist, vibraphonist and composer. He attended the Philadelphia Conservatory for one year.[2] In the 1960s and 1970s, Chambers gigged with many high-profile artists such as Eric Dolphy, Charles Mingus, Wayne Shorter, and Chick Corea.[3] During this period, his compositions appeared on some of the albums in which he made guest appearances, such as those with Freddie Hubbard and Bobby Hutcherson.[3] He has released eight albums as a bandleader and been a member of several incarnations of Max Roach's M'Boom percussion ensemble.[4]

Joe Chambers
Birth nameJoe Chambers
Born (1942-06-25) June 25, 1942 (age 79)
Chester, Pennsylvania, U.S.
GenresJazz
Occupation(s)Musician, composer
InstrumentsDrums, piano, vibraphone
Years active1963–present
LabelsMuse, Finite, Baystate, Blue Note, Savant

He has also taught, including at the New School for Jazz and Contemporary Music in New York City, where he leads the Outlaw Band.[5][6][7][8] In 2008, he was hired to be the Thomas S. Kenan Distinguished Professor of Jazz in the Department of Music at the University of North Carolina Wilmington.[9]

DiscographyEdit

As leaderEdit

  • 1973: The Almoravid (Muse, 1974)
  • 1976: New World (Finite, 1976)
  • 1977: Double Exposure (Muse, 1978)
  • 1981: New York Concerto featuring Yoshiaki Masuo (Baystate, 1981)
  • 1991: Phantom of the City (Candid, 1992) – live
  • 1995: Isla Verde with Trio Dejaiz (Paddle Wheel, 1995)
  • 1998: Mirrors (Blue Note, 1998)
  • 2002: Urban Groove (Eighty-Eight's, 2002)
  • 2005: The Outlaw (Savant, 2006)
  • 2009: Horace to Max (Savant, 2010)
  • 2012?: Joe Chambers Moving Pictures Orchestra (Savant, 2012)
  • 2015: Landscapes (Savant, 2016)
  • 2021?: Samba de Maracatu (Blue Note, 2021)

As sidemanEdit

With Franck Amsallem

With Chet Baker

With Donald Byrd

  • Mustang! (Blue Note, 1967) – recorded in 1964-66
  • Fancy Free (Blue Note, 1970) – recorded in 1969

With Chick Corea

With Stanley Cowell

With Miles Davis

With Art Farmer

  • Something Tasty (Baystate, 1979)

With Don Friedman

With Jimmy Giuffre

With Joe Henderson

With Andrew Hill

With Freddie Hubbard

With Bobby Hutcherson

  • Dialogue (Blue Note, 1965)
  • Components (Blue Note, 1966) – recorded in 1965
  • Happenings (Blue Note, 1967) – recorded in 1966
  • Total Eclipse (Blue Note, 1969) – recorded in 1968
  • Now!, (Blue Note, 1970) – recorded in 1969
  • Oblique (Blue Note, 1979) – recorded in 1967
  • Spiral (Blue Note, 1979) – recorded in 1965-68
  • Patterns (Blue Note, 1980) – recorded in 1968
  • Medina, (Blue Note, 1980) – recorded in 1969
  • Blow Up, (JMY, 1969 released 1990)

With Robin Kenyatta

With Lee Konitz

With Hubert Laws

With Ray Mantilla

  • Mantilla (Inner City, 1978)

With M'Boom

With Charles Mingus

With Grachan Moncur III

  • Shadows, (Denon, 1977)

With Karl Ratzer

With Sam Rivers

  • Contours, (Blue Note, 1967) – recorded in 1965

With Jeremy Steig

With Woody Shaw

With Archie Shepp

With Wayne Shorter

With Heiner Stadler

With John Stubblefield

With Ed Summerlin

With The Super Jazz Trio

With Hidefumi Toki

  • City (Baystate, 1978)

With Charles Tolliver

  • Paper Man (Freedom, 1975) – recorded in 1968

With McCoy Tyner

With Miroslav Vitous

With Tyrone Washington

With Joe Zawinul

  • Zawinul (Atlantic, 1971) – recorded in 1970

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ "Legendary jazz drummer and Chester native Joe Chambers returns to area Friday night". Delcotimes.com. Retrieved 8 July 2018.
  2. ^ "Joe Chambers Interview". Vermontreview.tripod.com. Retrieved 19 August 2021.
  3. ^ a b Colin Larkin, ed. (1992). The Guinness Encyclopedia of Popular Music (First ed.). Guinness Publishing. p. 450. ISBN 0-85112-939-0.
  4. ^ "Joe Chambers | Biography & History". AllMusic. Retrieved 19 August 2021.
  5. ^ "Jazz News: Joe Chambers and the Outlaw Band at The New School for Jazz and Contemporary Music February 28, 8:00 pm". 16 March 2006. Archived from the original on 2006-03-16. Retrieved 19 August 2021.
  6. ^ "untitled" (PDF). Archived from the original (PDF) on 2011-05-24. Retrieved 2007-06-29.
  7. ^ "Faculty Biographies – The New School for Jazz and Contemporary Music". Archived from the original on 2007-08-02. Retrieved 2007-06-29.
  8. ^ "School of Jazz | College of Performing Arts | The New School". Newschool.edu. Archived from the original on 5 August 2012. Retrieved 19 August 2021.
  9. ^ Welcome to University of North Carolina Wilmington News Archived 2008-09-23 at the Wayback Machine

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