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Joe Chambers interview on Sunday Night Jazz with host Larry Reni Thomas, WCOM-FM, March 14, 2021
(Published: March 11, 2021)

Tune in to Sunday Night Jazz with host Larry Reni Thomas, on WCOM-FM, (https://wcomfm.org/) Chapel Hill-Carrboro, North Carolina, March 14, 2021, from 9:15 pm to 10 pm, for an interview with Grammy-nominated multi-instrumentalist, composer, arranger and educator Blue Note Records recording artist Joe Chambers. He will discuss his new release: "Samba de Maracatu." We will play selections from this recording,his second offering for the label since his 1998 Blue Note debut titled "Mirrors."

During the mid-to-late 1960s, Chambers played drums for numerous Blue Note artists, including Wayne Shorter, Bobby Hutcherson, Freddie Hubbard, Joe Henderson, Sam Rivers, Andrew Hill, Donald Byrd. Later, he toured extensively in the US and aboard. One of the high points of Joe's career was when he performed with Max Roach's percussion ensemble M'Boom. He has also shared the stage with and recorded as a sideman and a leader with Miles Davis, McCoy Tyner, Chick Corea, Sonny Rollins, Herbie Hancock, Dizzy Gillespie and many others. In addition, Joe contributed to soundtracks for several Spike Lee films, including "Mo Better Blues."

From 1990 to 2008, Chambers was an educator at the New School of Jazz and Contemporary Music in New York City. In 2008, he became the first Thomas S. Kenan Distinguished Professor at The University of North Carolina at Wilmington. He has retired from teaching, lives in Wilmington and is focused now on being a full-time musician. "Samba de Maracatu" is an Afro- Brazilian-flavored excellent mellow album that features Chambers on the drums, the vibraphone, and percussion. It also includes New Orleans-based vocalist Stephanie Jordan, North Carolina-based musicians, pianist Brad Merritt, and bassist Steve Haines, and Joe's son, rapper, MC Parrin, Fenton Chambers.

Sunday Night Jazz with host Larry Reni Thomas on WCOM-FM airs Sundays from 9:00pm until 12 midnight. For more information go to: https://wcomfm.org/programs/sunday-night-jazz/

More Information: http://https://wcomfm.org/programs/sunday-night-jazz/

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