Joe Chambers

Samba de Maracatu

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The great drummer Joe Chambers was a stalwart presence on many of the most progressive Blue Note albums of the mid-1960s including Wayne Shorter’s Adam’s Apple, Bobby Hutcherson’s Components, Freddie Hubbard’s Breaking Point, Joe Henderson’s Mode for Joe, McCoy Tyner Tender Moments, and many more. However, it wasn’t until 1998 that Chambers made his own Blue Note debut as a leader with his album Mirrors. Now the venerated drummer, percussionist, vibraphonist, and composer returns with Samba de Maracatu, a sterling set of original compositions, standards, and pieces by Shorter, Hutcherson, and Horace Silver that features pianist Brad Merritt and bassist Steve Haines with special guest vocalist Stephanie Jordan and rapper MC Parrain.