WASHINGTON DC JAZZ NETWORK

YOUR SOURCE OF JAZZ AND MORE IN WASHINGTON DC AND THE WORLD

Drummer. Vibraphonist & Composer Joe Chambers Returns to Blue Note with “Samba de Maracutu"

On February 26, the venerated multi-instrumentalist and composer Joe Chambers will release Samba de Maracatu, a notable Blue Note Records return for a significant figure in the label’s history. The album’s Brazilian flavored title track “Samba de Maracatu,” which is available today to stream or download, was composed by Chambers and features him performing drums, vibraphone, and percussion with Brad Merritt on keyboards and Steve Haines on bass. The album is a nine-song set of original compositions, standards, and pieces by Wayne Shorter, Bobby Hutcherson, and Horace Silver.

Click to

In the mid-to-late 1960s, Chambers played drums for numerous Blue Note luminaries appearing on some of the decade’s most progressive albums including Shorter’s Adam’s Apple and Etcetera, Hutcherson’s Components and Happenings, Freddie Hubbard’s Breaking Point, Joe Henderson’s Mode for Joe, Sam Rivers’ Contours, Andrew Hill’s Andrew!!!, Donald Byrd’s Fancy Free, and many more.

The label’s owners – Alfred Lion and Francis Wolff – offered Chambers a chance to record his own album for the imprint during that fertile period, but he was riding so high on recording and touring with so many jazz greats that he declined the opportunity. Chambers eventually did release his own Blue Note debut Mirrors in 1998 featuring trumpeter Eddie Henderson, saxophonist Vincent Herring, pianist Mulgrew Miller, and bassist Ira Coleman.

On Samba de Maracatu, Chambers asserts himself more as a mallet player, particularly on the vibraphone.  Throughout the album, he uses the vibraphone as the lead melodic and improvisational voice that often converses with Merritt’s piano accompaniments and solos. While Samba de Maracatu isn’t a Brazilian jazz album in this strictest sense, Chambers utilizes various rhythms and indigenous Brazilian percussion instruments on several pieces, including the title track, which references the syncretic Afro-Brazil rhythms that were originated in the north-east region of Brazil.

*   *   *   *   *   *   *

REVIEW BY
BY CHRIS MAY
February 5, 2021
Drummer Joe Chambers was unusual among the drummers who emerged on the Blue Note label in the mid 1960s in that not only did he generate a powerful beat, he wrote strong tunes, too. He played on, and often composed pieces for, albums by such Blue Note luminaries as saxophonists Wayne Shorter and Joe Henderson, vibraphonist Bobby Hutcherson and pianists McCoy Tyner and Andrew Hill, among others. From 1970, with the decline of Blue Note, Chambers led a peripatetic existence on labels including Atlantic, Strata-East, Muse and Freedom, contributing to first-rank albums by bassist Charles Mingus, trumpeter Charles Tolliver, pianist Stanley Cowell and fellow drummer Max Roach's percussion ensemble, M'Boom. Always in demand for sessions, Chambers did not get around to recording under his own name until 1974, when he made the flawed but venturesome spiritual-jazz concept album The Almoravid (Muse) .

Chambers returned to Blue Note in 1998, with the modal set Mirrors. The lively and engaging Samba de Maracatu is his second own-name album for the label and this time Chambers plays not just kit drums but also overdubs vibraphone and a battery of percussion instruments, as he did on his most recent release,  Landscapes (Savant, 2016). Chambers credits part of the inspiration for both albums to pianist Bill Evans' groundbreaking Conversations With Myself (Verve, 1963), one of the first jazz albums to use extensive overdubbing.

Maracatu is a samba rhythm thought to have originated in the West African-diaspora of northern Brazil, and while Samba de Maracatu is not a full-on Brazilian jazz album, it does feature Brazilian percussion and draws on samba and bossa nova. Chambers' "Circles," which he first recorded with M'Boom, uses a samba rhythm, and Wayne Shorter's "Rio" starts in straight-ahead four-four before morphing into bossa nova. Other covers include Bobby Hutcherson's "Visions," Horace Silver's "Ecorah" and Jay Livingston and Ray Evans' "Never Let Me Go," which has a guest spot from New Orleans singer Stephanie Jordan.

Chambers demonstrates an affinity with hip hop on the penultimate track, "New York State Of Mind Rain," a mash-up of Nas' 1994 hit "N.Y. State Of Mind," which sampled portions of Chambers' "Mind Rain" (taken from his 1978 Muse album, Double Exposure). Parrain's lyrics link the two songs over a beat which fluctuates between in-the-tradition jazz swing and hip-hot backbeat. You are, truly, as young as you feel.
Click to

Track Listing

You And The Night And The Music; Circles; Samba De Maracatu; Visions; Never Let Me Go; Sabah El Nur; Ecaroh; New York State Of Mind Rain; Rio.

Personnel

Joe Chambers: drums; Brad Merritt: piano; Steve Haines: bass, acoustic; Stephanie Jordan: voice / vocals; MC Parrain: voice / vocals.

Additional Instrumentation

Joe Chambers: vibraphone, conga drums, claves, guiro, cowbell, surdo, repinique, shakere, quica; Brad Merritt: synthesizer.

AVAILABLE FOR DOWNLOAD

Views: 172

Comment

You need to be a member of WASHINGTON DC JAZZ NETWORK to add comments!

Join WASHINGTON DC JAZZ NETWORK

Comment by WASHINGTON DC JAZZ NETWORK on December 6, 2021 at 2:52pm
MAXWELL PRICE
Present interest Jazz Sextet, performance and film, video, sound tracks, and music scores.
Available for Bookings, Tours, Festivals, Concerts, Workshops and more
My Testimony
.
W.D.C.J.N. is one of the first American Jazz Networks to embrace the remaining truly great Jazz legends of our times and upcoming Jazz greats through today’s social media. 

The W.D.C.J.N. is now internationally reaching Jazz musician, enthusiasts and aficionados, promoters, festivals of Jazz around the world. A real eye opener for people researching the history and present day development an evolution of America’s only original art form and historical legacy.
I fully endorse this institution  "The Washington DC Jazz Network" and encourage anyone that is fond of Jazz to visit the Washington D.C. Jazz Network; today and become a member or make a donation to a worthy cause.
Sincerely!!!

Maxwell Price

Badge

Loading…

The Prestigous 
Benny GolsonJazz Master Award
Howard University


JAZZ FASHIONS

For me, music and life are all about style~~~Miles Davis

 

Cock your hat - angles are attitudes~~Frank Sinatra 

 

 

A different type of church
Straight Ahead Live Jazz
Every Friday 6-9pm

"JAZZ MINISTRY"

"It's the best deal in town"

Bring the family * Spread the word * Let's celebrate!

Dick Smith

Executive Producer

A Member of the Washington DC Jazz Network

 

CELEBRATING 15 YEARS OF

 

 

 

RSVP Today!

Howard Alden & Jeanne Gies

Here's to life~~~Shirley Horn

 

"For the Love of Abbey"

Free track here

 

A Honorary  Member of the Washington DC Jazz Network
Introducing
"The One and Only"
A Honorary  Member of the Washington DC Jazz Network
In The Beginning...
"The Pigfoot Jazz Workshop 1974"
John Malachi
Introducing the One & Only
"YOUR MAJESTY"
George V Johnson Jr
"Passing the torch 1977"
The Father of the Art of Jazz Vocalese
Historic 16 sound bite...
One of my students from Washington DC......
GEORGE V JOHNSON 
"Ladies and Gentlemen
The One and Only"
GEORGE V JOHNSON 
August 3, 1985
Eddie Jefferson's Birthday
Grant's Tomb
JazzMobile
 
N.E.A. Jazz Master
Grammy Award Winner
Live @ the...
BOHEMIAN CAVERNS
"Now's The Time"
Performing Charlie Parker's complete solo Note for Note!
N.E.A. Jazz Master

 

Say Benny.. I penned lyrics to the "Blues March" about 30 years ago and I've never sang them in public.... Oh YEAH!  Let's do them...
N.E.A. Jazz Master
Say! George, do the the "Gingerbread Boy". Don't sing the lyrics, just scat on it!
N.E.A. Jazz Master

"My Little Suede Shoes"
"The Big Chief of The Congo Square Nation"
MOMENTS NOTICE!
Grammy Award Winner
Happy Birthday!
N.E.A. Jazz Master
A Member of the Washington DC Jazz Network
 
I love the Washington DC Jazz Network! 
I love you too....
Cynthia Holiday
Cosmic Band - Mothership
Live at the Blue Whale

SONNY ROLLINS

www.bannekermemorial.org
.

 
 
 
artist of the week

 

November 5, 2012

JEANNE GIES 

A Member of the Washington DC Jazz Network

w/ Master Guitarist

HAROLD ALDEN

 

 

New York Post observes that he is "...one of the very finest young guitarists working today." 

More Info Here

 
 
  

 
The Legendary Jimmy Heath Autobiography "I WALKED WITH GIANTS" Available in Book Stores & Online. Order your copy Today!
 

 

 

October 29, 2012

MAXWELL PRICE
 
Present interest Jazz Sextet, performance and film, video, sound tracks, and music scores.
Available for Bookings, Tours, Festivals, Concerts, Workshops and more
 
My Testimony
.
W.D.C.J.N. is one of the first American Jazz Networks to embrace the remaining truly great Jazz legends of our times and upcoming Jazz greats through today’s social media. 

The W.D.C.J.N. is now internationally reaching Jazz musician, enthusiasts and aficionados, promoters, festivals of Jazz around the world. A real eye opener for people researching the history and present day development an evolution of America’s only original art form and historical legacy.
I fully endorse this institution  "The Washington DC Jazz Network" and encourage anyone that is fond of Jazz to visit the Washington D.C. Jazz Network; today and become a member or make a donation to a worthy cause.

Sincerely!!!

Maxwell Price
Belgium
 
 
 

Nation's Highest
Honor in Jazz!!
 
lou donaldson

An Advocate for Preserving America's Classical Music, "JAZZ", it's African American Heritage, Roots & Legacy throughout the world!

George V Johnson, Jr

Executive Director & Founder
Washington DC Jazz Network

The George V Johnson Jr Show

 

The Eddie Jefferson School of Bop

 

 

Hello George, I am proud to be a member of the Washington DC Jazz Network (WDJN).
I am able to find out what's going on in town and on the east coast
and to network with other musicians. I get a lot of my news from the emails I receive from WJN.
I also would like to thank you for supporting the Jazz
program at Howard University in Washington, DC. Keep up the great work.~~~FRED IRBY

.
 .
Experience the Standard for Executive Education
 
Howard University Jazz Ensemble Fall Concert

The Howard University Jazz Ensemble will present it's Fall Concert @ Andrew Rankin Memorial Chapel.


The guest soloist will be saxophonist Javon Jackson. Mr. Jackson is a veteran of the bands of Art Blakey, Freddie Hubbard, Elvin Jones and Les McCann. There will also be a performance by AFRO BLUE, the award winning vocal jazz ensemble.
Critics have their purposes, and they're supposed to do what they do, but sometimes they get a little carried away with what they think someone should have done, rather than concerning themselves with what they did~~~Duke Ellington
.

WATSON-JOHNSON
DANCE THEATRE

Trenton New Jersey's Premiere Dance Institution

 Presents

"NUTCRACKER CAFE' AU LAIT" Sat., Dec. 22, 2012 RSVP Today!

Bring the Entire Family!

Available for

Bookings & Tours

609.403.6070

Ms. Carol
Artistic Director Founder  Choreographer
B.F.A. Howard University 1980
A Member of the Washington DC Jazz Network

More details here

 

DC TAP FESTIVAL

A Member of the Washington DC Jazz Network

 

Washington DC Jazz Network Welcomes

Public Service Announcements (PSA) on radio and television stations.

 Support the Network that Supports you!

 

 

W.D.C.J.N. is one of the first American Jazz Networks to embrace the remaining truly great Jazz legends of our times and upcoming Jazz great through today’s social media.
 
The W.D.C.J.N. is now internationally reaching Jazz musician, enthusiasts and aficionados, promoters, festivals of Jazz around the world. A real eye opener for people researching the history and present day development an evolution of America’s only original art form and historical legacy.

I fully endorse this institution and encourage anyone that is fond of Jazz to visit the Washington D.C. Jazz Network; today and become a member or make a donation to a worthy cause.

Sincerely!!!

Maxwell Price
Belgium

 

Carmelo Munet
Michelle Rosewoman
 
Greetings DC Family, I'll be appearing at the Mid-Atlantic Jazz Festival with a host of other great musicians in February
See you there...
Keep Jazz Alive! 
.
 
 
 

TODAY!

  

 

 
Clubs, Festivals, Artist CD's, Events, Real Estate, Museums, Performing Arts, Workshops, Cruises, Fashions and more..
 
 
240.694.7560
 
Join the Phenomenal Legacy Empowerment CARIBBEAN CRUISE on the new Carnival Breeze Cruise Ship MAY 19 - May 25, 2013
 

A different type of church
Straight Ahead Live Jazz
Every Friday 6-9pm

"JAZZ MINISTRY"

"It's the best deal in town"

Bring the family * Spread the word * Let's celebrate!

Dick Smith

Executive Producer

A Member of the Washington DC Jazz Network

 

CELEBRATING 13 YEARS OF
Site created
12-25-09

p>

Blog Posts

Digital Series-Sample ¨ Two Steps to The End ¨( 2022 )

Posted by Marta Graciela Bressi on January 17, 2022 at 6:17pm 0 Comments

Two Steps to The End ( Difference II, Zoom, Espejismo )…

Continue

Digital Series-Sample ¨ Dawn of Hope¨( 2022 )

Posted by Marta Graciela Bressi on January 3, 2022 at 6:38pm 0 Comments

Dawn of Hope ( Óleo hard Ligth Cubismo…

Continue

Digital Series-Sample ¨ Dawn of Hope¨( 2022 )

Posted by Marta Graciela Bressi on January 3, 2022 at 6:37pm 0 Comments

Dawn of Hope ( Óleo hard Ligth Cubismo…

Continue

WE ACT RADIO Jazz Noted & Beyond Live Interview George V. Johnson Jr

Posted by WASHINGTON DC JAZZ NETWORK on December 15, 2021 at 10:30am 0 Comments

WE ACT RADIO

Jazz Noted & Beyond

Live Interview

George V. Johnson Jr.

Dec. 23, 2021

9:00 pm



www.weactradio.com…

Continue

Brooke Jean "Material Items And Money Do Not Hold The Key To My Heart"

Posted by thawilsonMAG on November 5, 2021 at 1:43pm 0 Comments

Mistah Wilson: Do you have any positive, encouraging words for any up and coming artists?
Continue

Glory Shalom talks Faith, Music, & Shares Her Testimony to Becoming a Believer in Jesus Christ

Posted by thawilsonMAG on November 3, 2021 at 3:35pm 0 Comments

Mistah Wilson: Greetings, Glory Shalom! We are so honored to have you here with us for this exclusive interview with ThaWilsonBlock Magazine! How ya been?

Glory Shalom:…

Continue

Christian Rapper QuesThorough on Fatherhood, Rapping, And The State of Gospel Music (Interview)

Posted by thawilsonMAG on November 3, 2021 at 2:42pm 0 Comments

Mistah Wilson: Yo, Quest! What's tha deal, fam! Thanks for joining ThaWilsonBlock Network and coming thru for this exclusive interview with thawilsonMAG. How's life treating you?…

Continue

#Stream #ItIsWhatItIs On #SpotifyMusic

Posted by Jessi winkler on October 30, 2021 at 11:59pm 0 Comments

 

"It Is What It Is" is a track produced and recorded by Gansta Marcus of Lima, Ohio. The term It Is What It Is come…
Continue

I Am A Student of The Eddie Jefferson School of Bop!

Posted by WASHINGTON DC JAZZ NETWORK on April 10, 2021 at 6:00pm 0 Comments

Ayelet Zohar, PhD (Smithsonian Institute) - Haifa, Israel…

Continue

Why Rappers Give Back to the Kids

Posted by thawilsonMAG on March 17, 2021 at 1:59pm 0 Comments

Here is tha ultimate point I am trying to make in this article. I was a foster child that reunited with my biological family at age 18. My brother had two kids, making me an uncle. But, before I concerned myself with being a good uncle, I focused on being a good brother first. Before you think about giving back to tha…

Continue

News Alert! The Hey Papi Promotions Network Announces the Launch of our NEW Responsive-design Website.

Posted by Shawn Papi on March 13, 2021 at 4:00pm 0 Comments

News Alert! We are announcing the launch of our NEW Responsive-design Website.…
Continue

Dirty Twon talks Pasadena, Music Groups, & Working with Industry Artists

Posted by thawilsonMAG on March 10, 2021 at 1:00pm 0 Comments

Mistah Wilson sat down with Pasadena artist Dirty Twon for an in-person exclusive interview at Farnsworth Park in Altadena, California. In this long-awaited interview, Dirty Twon opens up on his background in music and working with different camps.…

Continue

© 2022   Created by WASHINGTON DC JAZZ NETWORK.   Powered by

Badges  |  Report an Issue  |  Terms of Service