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Nathan Davis: The Best of Nathan Davis '65-'76

Read "Nathan Davis: The Best of Nathan Davis '65-'76" reviewed by Clifford Allen

Nathan Davis The Best of Nathan Davis '65-'76 Jazzman 2009

The concept of a “Best Of" album seems like it should be set aside for those musicians who have entered the popular consciousness to the degree that a sampler disc would be an easy sell. In jazz, canonical artists like trumpeter Miles Davis, saxophonist John Coltrane, bandleader Duke Ellington and pianist Thelonious Monk have seen the “Best Of" and “Greatest Hits" treatment ...

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Nathan Davis: Suite for Dr Martin Luther King

Read "Suite for Dr Martin Luther King" reviewed by Hrayr Attarian

Good art is the product of the times, reflecting and often impacting the world it was created in, but great art transcends both time and space. Saxophonist Nathan Davis' Suite for Dr Martin Luther King is a great work of art. It is short but powerful like a bittersweet shot of espresso. Recorded in 1976 and initially released on his own Tomorrow International label, it is a great example of both his talents as a composer and saxophonist.

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Nathan Davis: Back From Here

Read "Nathan Davis: Back From Here" reviewed by Russ Musto

AAJ: Because of your role with the Paris Reunion Band many people still think of you as an expatriate, but you have been active, here in America, as a jazz musician and educator for nearly 35 years.

ND: Yeah, this is my 35th year here at University of Pittsburgh. When I think about it, sometimes I can hardly believe it.

AAJ: That would make you one of the first university level jazz academics to come from ...


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