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Encyclopedia > Dennis Chambers

Dennis Chambers is an American drummer who has recorded and performed with John Scofield, Carl Filipiak, Steely Dan, Santana, Parliament/Funkadelic, John McLaughlin, Niacin, Mike Stern, and many others. Despite a complete lack of formal training, Chambers has become well-known among drummers for his impressive technique and speed. Chambers is particularly regarded for his ability to play "in the pocket" but can also stretch very far out of the pocket which is also a hallmark of his technique. Chambers exhibits a powerful style that is technically proficient, yet highly musical and groove-oriented. For the comic book character, see Drummer (comics). ... John Scofield (born December 26, 1951 in Dayton, Ohio)[1] is an American jazz guitarist and composer, who played and eventually collaborated with Miles Davis, Billy Cobham, Medeski Martin & Wood, and other important artists. ... Carl Filipiak is a jazz guitarist located in Baltimore. ... This article does not cite any references or sources. ... Carlos Augusto Alves Santana (born July 20, 1947), is a Grammy Award-winning Mexican-born American Latin rock musician and guitarist. ... P-Funk is an abbreviated, compound name for two bands, Parliament and Funkadelic. ... John McLaughlin John McLaughlin (aka pinyon)(born January 4, 1942), also Mahavishnu John McLaughlin, is a jazz fusion guitar player from Doncaster, Yorkshire in England. ... Niacin is a neo-fusion instrumental trio featuring Billy Sheehan, Dennis Chambers and John Novello. ... Mike Stern (born January 10, 1953) is an American jazz guitarist. ...


Chambers began drumming at 4 years old, and was gigging in Baltimore-area nightclubs by the age of 6. In 1978 (at 18 years old) he joined Parliament/Funkadelic, and stayed with them until 1985. Since then he has played with most of the major figures in jazz fusion music. Jazz fusion (or jazz-rock fusion or fusion) is a musical genre that merges elements of jazz with other styles of music, particularly pop, rock, folk, reggae, funk, metal, country, R&B, hip hop, electronic music and world music. ...


He is currently touring with Carlos Santana and makes appearances with his band Niacin. Carlos Augusto Alves Santana (born July 20, 1947), is a Grammy Award-winning Mexican-born American Latin rock musician and guitarist. ... Niacin is a neo-fusion instrumental trio featuring Billy Sheehan, Dennis Chambers and John Novello. ...


Selected Discography

Year Constellation Title Label
1983 P-Funk All Stars Live at the Beverly Theater in Hollywood Westbound
1986 John Scofield Blue Matter Gramavision
1987 John Scofield Loud Jazz Gramavision
1987 John Scofield Pick Hits Live Gramavision
1989 Gary Thomas By All Means Necessary JMT
1990 Bill Evans Group (Bill Evans, Chuck Loeb, Jim Beard, Darryl Jones, Dennis Chambers) Let The Juice Loose (Live at the Blue Note, Tokyo) Bellaphon
1992 Carl Filipiak Group (Carl Filipiak, Dennis Chambers, Paul Soroka, Jim Charlsen, Victor Williams, George Gray, Dave Fairall, Rod Daniels) Right on Time Geometric Records
1992 Petite Blonde (Bill Evans, Chuck Loeb, Mitch Forman, Victor Bailey, Dennis Chambers) Live Recording Lipstick Records
1992 The Return Of The Brecker Brothers The Return Of The Brecker Brothers GRP Records
1992 Dennis Chambers Getting Even Glass House
1993 Graffiti (Dennis Chambers, Haakon Grafe, Gary Grainer, Ulf Wakenius) Good House ESC Records
1994 John McLaughlin & The Free Spirits Tokio Live Japan Import
1993 Charles Blenzig (Mike Stern, Will Lee, Alex Foster, Dennis Chambers, Manolo Badrena, Michael Brecker) Say what you mean Big World
1995 Steely Dan Alive in America Giant
1997 John McLaughlin, Gary Thomas The Heart of Things Verve/Universum
1999 Victor Bailey Low Blow ESC Records
2000 John McLaughlin The Heart Of Things / Live In Paris Polygram
2002 Dennis Chambers Outbreak Esc Records
2003 Greg Howe, Victor Wooten, Dennis Chambers Extraction Tone Center Records
2003 Bireli Lagrene, Dominique Di Piazza, Dennis Chambers Front Page Sunny Side Records
2006 Dennis Chambers Planet Earth BHM
2006 Dennis Chambers, Jeff Berlin, David Fiuczynsky, T Lavitz Boston T Party Tone Center
2007 The Carl Filipiak Group I Got Your Mantra Art of Life Records

P-Funk is an abbreviated, compound name for two bands, Parliament and Funkadelic. ... John Scofield (born December 26, 1951 in Dayton, Ohio)[1] is an American jazz guitarist and composer, who played and eventually collaborated with Miles Davis, Billy Cobham, Medeski Martin & Wood, and other important artists. ... Gary Thomas is an American jazz saxophonist from Baltimore, Maryland. ... William John Evans (better known as Bill Evans) (August 16, 1929 – September 15, 1980) was an American jazz pianist and one of the most famous of the 20th century; he remains one of the major influences on post-1950s jazz piano. ... To meet Wikipedias quality standards, this article or section may require cleanup. ... James Arthur Beard (born August 26, 1960 in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania) is an American jazz pianist, contemporary instrumental composer, arranger and record producer. ... Darryl Jones (born December 11, 1961), also known as The Munch, is an American bassist, highly regarded in both jazz and rock music. ... Carl Filipiak is a jazz guitarist located in Baltimore. ... Petite Blonde is the name of a live jazz collaboration album. ... Bill Evans is an American jazz saxophonist. ... To meet Wikipedias quality standards, this article or section may require cleanup. ... Mitchel Forman Mitchel Forman (born January 24, 1956 in Brooklyn, NY) is a jazz and fusion keyboard player currently residing in Southern California. ... Victor Bailey is an American electric bass player, born in Philadelphia on March 27, 1960. ... The Brecker Brothers was the musical duo of Michael (saxophone and EWI) and Randy Brecker (trumpet and flugelhorn), who recorded several commercially successful jazz fusion albums together in the 1970s, 1990s, and 2000s. ... Mike Stern (born January 10, 1953) is an American jazz guitarist. ... Will Lee (born August 6, 1908 in New York City, New York; died December 6, 1982 in New York) was an American actor who was best known for his role as Mr. ... Alex Foster (born August 26, 1984 in Royal Oak, Michigan) is a professional ice hockey player. ... Manolo Badrena (born March 1952 in Puerto Rico) is a first-call percussionist most noted for his work with Weather Report from 1976-1977. ... Michael Brecker (March 29, 1949 – January 13th, 2007) was a popular US jazz saxophonist and composer. ... This article does not cite any references or sources. ... Gary Thomas is an American jazz saxophonist from Baltimore, Maryland. ... Greg Howe Greg Howe (born 1964) is a virtuoso guitar player, originally from Easton, Pennsylvania. ... Victor Lemonte Wooten (born September 11, 1964 in Hampton, Virginia) is an American electric bass guitar player. ... Biréli Lagrène is a French guitarist and electric bassist. ... Jeff Berlin (born January 17, 1953) is an American electric bass player. ... T Lavitz (born April 16, 1956) is a jazz-rock/fusion keyboardist, composer and producer. ... Carl Filipiak is a jazz guitarist located in Baltimore. ...

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Dennis Chambers - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia (184 words)
Dennis Chambers is an American drummer who has recorded and performed with John Scofield, Steely Dan, Santana, Parliament/Funkadelic, John McLaughlin, Niacin, Mike Stern, and many others.
Chambers is particularly regarded for his ability to play "in the pocket" with many notable funk and fusion bass players.
Chambers began drumming at 4 years old, and was gigging in Baltimore-area nightclubs by the age of 6.
Dennis Chambers: Artist Update: Modern Drummer Magazine 11/14/2006 (1289 words)
And now, with superstar drummer Dennis Chambers joining percussionists Raul Rekow and Karl Perazzo, the bar (and the expectation) is even higher.
Chambers rarely took his eyes off his bandmates during a recent show in North Carolina, and he seems quite content in the Santana drum seat.
Dennis is such a quick learner, as we all know.
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