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Joe Chambers

Wilmington, NC   

Joe Chambers has worked with some of the most influential jazz figures of the last several decades and is a recognized performer and composer whose works have been performed at Carnegie Hall and Lincoln Center. As a sideman and leader, Chambers has recorded more than 500 albums and CDs. He has performed and recorded with Miles Davis, Freddie Hubbard, Wayne Shorter, McCoy Tyner, Chick Corea, Sonny Rollins, Herbie Hancock, Dizzy Gillespie, Andrew Hill and many more. Chamber’s credits include Hubbard’s "Breaking Point," Hutcherson’s "Components," Shorter’s, "Schizophrenia," and "Etcetera," Hill’s "Compulsion," and Tyner’s "Tender Moments," as well as Archie Shepp’s "New Thing at Newport," Charles Mingus’ "Like a Bird," Chick Corea’s "Tones for Joan’s Bones," and many others. Chamber’s compositions have been covered by Hutcherson, Hubbard and M’Boom; he has also contributed to soundtracks for several Spike Lee films. Including "Mo’ Better Blues." Chambers is the first Thomas S. Kenan Distinguished Professor of Jazz in Department of Music at the University of North Carolina Wilmington. Hs most recent recording is "Joe Chambers moving pictures orchestra live" of Dizzy’s Club Coca-Cola in New York City, Savant 2012, released May 2012; nominated for Grammy, in the Big Band category.

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Headlines August 23 2016 | By Joe Chambers
California Sunshine: Remembering Bobby Hutcherson (1941-2016)  

Hutcherson had his own distinct tone and sound on the vibes, very different from the prominent mallet players of the day, but as a composer and musical philosopher he was...