|Tags:||jazz drums 70s contemporary jazz 60s under 2000 listeners passionate brushes|
|Decades:||1960s 1970s 1990s 2000s|
Joseph Arthur Chambers, 25 June 1942, Stoneacre, Virginia, USA. Chambers studied music theory at the Philadelphia Conservatory and the American University in Washington while drumming with the JFK Quintet. In 1964 he moved to New York to play with Eric Dolphy, Freddie Hubbard and Andrew Hill, doyens of the Blue Note Records label, while also attending Hall Overtons composition classes. Chambers shone on vibist Bobby Hutchersons records as both drummer and composer, contributing the title tracks to Dialogue and Oblique and a masterful, side long suite to Components that pursued Hall Overtons Third Stream inclinations between Thelonious Monk and Igor Stravinsky. Since the early 70s he has also appeared with and composed for Max Roachs percussion ensemble MBoom. In 1974 his The Almoravid was played at Carnegie Hall. In the late 90s he produced some fine contemporary work with Mulgrew Miller and Eddie Henderson. This...