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Bass On Top

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01
Yesterdays
5:54  
02
You'd Be So Nice To Come Home To
7:17  
03
Chasin' The Bird
6:19  
04
Dear Old Stockholm
6:46  
05
The Theme
6:16  
06
Confessin'
4:14  
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Total Tracks: 6   Total Length: 36:46

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They Say All Music Guide

Bass on Top is another thoroughly engaging set of straight-ahead, mainstream jazz from Paul Chambers. The bassist leads a quartet comprised of guitarist Kenny Burrell, pianist Hank Jones, and drummer Art Taylor through a selection of standards, including “Yesterdays,” “You’d Be So Nice to Come Home To,” and “Dear Old Stockholm,” as well as a handful of contemporary jazz numbers and originals. There’s a relaxed, friendly atmosphere to the music, both in its tone and in the fact that Chambers lets Jones and Burrell have some time in the spotlight. The result is a warm, entertaining collection of mainstream jazz that nevertheless rewards close listening. – Stephen Thomas Erlewine

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