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In December 1956.

In December 1956, “Blue Note” label released “Whims of Chambers”, the second  Paul Chambers album. It was recorded on September 21, 1956, at “Van Gelder Studio” in Hackensack, NJ, and was produced by Alfred Lion.


  • Paul Chambers- bass
  • Donald Byrd- trumpet
  • John Coltrane- tenor saxophone
  • Kenny Burrell- guitar
  • Horace Silver- piano
  • Philly Joe Jones- drums
  • Rudy Van Gelder – engineer
  • Francis Wolff – cover photo
  • Reid Miles – cover design

Track listing:

All tracks by Paul Chambers, except where noted.

  1. Omicron – Donald Byrd
  2. Whims of Chambers
  3. Nita – John Coltrane
  4. We Six – Donald Byrd
  5. Dear Ann
  6. Tale of the Fingers
  7. Just for the Love – John Coltrane

In March 1959.

In March 1959, “Blue Note” label released “Newk’s Time”, the fourteen Sonny Rollins studio album. It was recorded on September 22, 1957, at “Van Gelder Studio” in Hackensack, and was produced by Alfred Lion.


  • Sonny Rollins– tenor saxophone
  • Wynton Kelly– piano
  • Doug Watkins– bass
  • Philly Joe Jones– drums
  • Recorded by – Rudy Van Gelder
  • Cover photo – Francis Wolff

Track listing:

  1. Tune Up – Miles Davis
  2. Asiatic Raes – Kenny Dorham
  3. Wonderful! Wonderful! – Sherman Edwards-Ben Raleigh
  4. The Surrey with the Fringe on Top – Richard Rodgers, Oscar Hammerstein II
  5. Blues for Philly Joe – Sonny Rollins
  6. Namely You – Gene de Paul-Johnny Mercer

In June 1969.

In June 1969, “Blue Note” label released “Blue & Sentimental”, the fifth Ike Quebec  album. It was recorded in December 1961, at “Van Gelder Studio” in Englewood Cliffs, and was produced by Alfred Lion.


  • Ike Quebec- tenor saxophone, piano
  • Grant Green- guitar
  • Paul Chambers, Sam Jones – bass
  • Louis Hayes, Philly Joe Jones – drums
  • Sonny Clark- piano

Track listing:

  1. Blue and Sentimental – Count Basie, Mack David, Jerry Livingston
  2. Minor Impulse – Ike Quebec
  3. Don’t Take Your Love from Me – Henry Nemo
  4. Blues for Charlie – Grant Green
  5. Like – Ike Quebec
  6. Count Every Star – Bruno Coquatrix, Sammy Gallop