Mosaic Records Returns to The Classic Vee Jay Catalogue Chronicling the '59-'61 Sessions of Post Bop Pioneers Paul Chambers & Wynton Kelly
Mosaic Records is proud to announce the release of The Complete Vee Jay Paul Chambers-Wynton Kelly Sessions 1959-1961. The material included in the 6-CD set contains all of the recordings pianist Wynton Kelly and bassist Paul Chambers did together under their own leadership, as well as their sessions as sidemen with the excellent altoist Frank Strozier that features the stunning trumpet work of Booker Little. Sidemen on the various Kelly or Chambers-led sessions include such all-stars as reedmen Cannonball Adderley, Wayne Shorter and Yusef Lateef, trumpeters Freddie Hubbard, Lee Morgan and Tommy Turrentine, trombonist Curtis Fuller, and drummers Jimmy Cobb and Philly Joe Jones.
Just as most great baseball teams need a terrific keystone combo" at shortstop and second base, most great Jazz ensembles need their own top quality tandem on piano and bass. From 1959, as co-members of the incredible Miles Davis Sextet with Cannonball and Coltrane, and through much of the following decade, Wynton Kelly and Paul Chambers were as fine a pairing as one could hope to find, creating a unique groove that enhanced many top leaders
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