Joe Chambers: Moving Pictures Orchestra Live
Catalog: SCD 2120
Joe Chambers has been described as one of the great drummers to come out of the '60s <0x2014> a master of dynamics, percussive color and polyrhythmic density. He has performed with most of the modern jazz giants, including Freddie Hubbard, Eric Dolphy, Donald Byrd, Charles Mingus, Wayne Shorter, Chick Corea, Sonny Rollins, Dizzy Gillespie and the Max Roach M'Boom Ensemble. Chambers has recorded close to 300 albums as a sideman and 10 as a leader. This stellar ensemble, recorded live at Dizzy's Club Coca-Cola features top New York jazz and studio musicians such as Craig Handy, David Weiss, Conrad Herwig, Xavier Davis and others. On Moving Pictures Orchestra, Joe Chambers displays a passion for jazz that reaches beyond the confines of the studio or bandstand, beyond genre and characterization, and extends into the culture itself.