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Joe Chambers & His "Outlaw Band" at Dizzy's Club Coca Cola

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At Dizzy’s Club Coca Cola (JALC) has taken Jazz up, and out of the basement, and into ‘Heaven, on the Fifth Floor’. With incredible views of New York City, ‘state of the Art’ acoustics, and stylishly laid-back elegance; it is an unforgettable experience…..

On Tuesday July 14th one of the most notable Drummers & Percussionists of his generation, who is also a “Distinguished Professor of Jazz” at U.N.C.W., brings his “Outlaw Band” into “Dizzy’s Club Coca Cola”, that ‘Percussionists Percussionist’; Mr. Joe Chambers

In the mid. to late ‘sixties Joe Chambers, was one of a very few ‘house Drummers’ for the venerable “Blue Note” Record label. From that elite ‘sixties fraternity came some of “Blue Note’s” finest Music, and Joe became one of the most recorded Drummers ever, on that label. As such; Chambers can lay claim to a place alongside such innovative artists as the late Freddie Hubbard, Wayne Shorter, McCoy Tyner, Bobby Hutcherson, and Herbie Hancock. His intense drumming graced many landmark albums including: Hubbard's BREAKING POINT; Shorter's, SCHIZOPHRENIA, ALL SEEING EYE, ADAM'S APPLE, and ETCETERA; Tyner's TENDER MOMENTS, and Chick Corea's TONES FOR JOANS BONES.

In the decade that followed, Joe became a ‘Charter Member’ of the superlative Percussion group of Max Roach’s, “M’Boom”; to which the dynamic Chambers contributed many seminal Compositions & Arrangements.

“If a Percussionist wanted someone to model a career after, then, as far as I am concerned Max Roach is that person. Max taught me, and I am still learning how to be in this business, even though he is no longer here…..” Joe Chambers.

In 2004 Chambers was commissioned by “Jazz @ Lincoln Center" to compose an Original score for the Opening of “The Rose Hall"

The most recent release from this ingenious and elusive Drummer is “The Outlaw”, on the “Savant” label. The Album presents an eclectic approach; including both Original material, and new Arrangements of a handful of Cover Tunes including Ellington's “In a Sentimental Mood" played on the Vibraphone and Horace Silver's “Outlaw" played on a Marimba.

The program for this engagement at “Dizzy’s” promises to be as varied as the CD, with re-harmonized Standards and Jazz chestnuts, Samba, Afro-Cuban grooves and Straight-ahead Jazz.

Joining Chambers in this engagement will be; one of the most versatile percussionists on the scene today, well-versed in both Jazz and Latin idioms; Steve Berrios, Saxophonist Vincent Herring, who; having performed with Cedar Walton, Nat Adderley, the Three Altos, The Gil Evans Orchestra and many more, is somewhat of a veteran; the great Piano-stylist George Cables, and Bassist Essiet Essiet.

Reservations for this Event are Recommended!

At: “Dizzy's Club Coca Cola”@ JALC

Show Times : Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday & Sunday: 2 Sets; 7.30pm & 9.30pm. $30 Cover Charge & $10 Minimum.

Friday & Saturday: 3 Sets; 7.30pm, 9.30pm & 11.30pm. $35 Cover Charge and $10 Minimum



“Joe Chambers' THE OUTLAW is excellent modern jazz. The album, like the man who recorded it, is rooted in a rich history." --Dave Miele, Jazz Times

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