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Chambers, Joe

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  • Genre: Jazz
  • Instrument: Drums
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A member of the '60s fraternity that recorded some of Blue Note's greatest
music, Joe Chambers can lay claim to a place alongside such innovative
artists as Freddie Hubbard, Wayne Shorter, McCoy Tyner, Herbie Hancock and
Bobby Hutcherson.

Born in Stoneacre, Virginia and raised in the Philadelphia area, Chambers
worked around the Philadelphia area in his late teens and moved to
Washington, D.C. in 1960.

In D.C., Chambers worked the famous Bohemian Caverns. Working in the
Caverns, Joe had the opportunity to meet outstanding artists who performed
in the area, and was urged to come to New York by Eric Dolphy, Freddie
Hubbard and Wayne Shorter.

Arriving in New York in 1963, he performed and recorded with several of the
more progressively inclined musicians associated with the Blue Note label.
Some of Chambers' recording credits include: Freddie Hubbard's "Breaking
Point"; Bobby Hutcherson's "Components," "Total Eclipse" and "Happenings";
Wayne Shorter's " Adam's Apple," "Etcetera" and "The All Seeing Eye"; McCoy
Tyner's "Tender Moments"; Charles Mingus' "Like a Bird"; and Chick Corea's
"Tones for Jonas Bones." In 1970, Chambers joined Max Roach's percussion
ensemble, M'Boom as an original member. Touring and recording throughout
the 70's, M'Boom also released three albums, for Columbia, with Chambers
contributing as featured composer and arranger.

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