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Nathan Davis - tenor and soprano saxophones, bass clarinet, educator An accomplished jazz master who has quietly garnered an impeccable reputation in both the recording and the academic arenas, Nathan Davis is truly one of the living treasures in jazz and one of its most sophisticated spokesmen as well. Born Nathan Tate Davis on Feb. 15 1937, in Kansas City, Davis began to play trombone at the age of 17, but soon switched to reeds and became an accomplished player on flute, bass clarinet, tenor and soprano saxophones. His first noteworthy job was with the Jay McShann band, and a little later he became one of the few males who has ever played with the usually all-female International Sweethearts Of Rhythm

ARTICLE: RADIO

Flora Carbo, Mário Costa and Wocjiech Jachna

Read "Flora Carbo, Mário Costa and Wocjiech Jachna" reviewed by Maurice Hogue

This episode continues its mission to explore jazz from around the world. Australia's jazz scene is influenced by many great female players. In addition to Sandy Evans you will hear the debut of saxophonist Flora Carbo. Polish trumpeter Wocjiech Jachna and trio debut their latest, God's Body, while Portuguese drummer Mario Costa's latest for Clean Feed ...

In Paris: The ORTF Recordings

Read "In Paris: The ORTF Recordings" reviewed by Maurizio Comandini

Ogni tanto gli archivi sparsi nel nostro pianeta si aprono per regalare belle e rare emozioni agli attenti cittadini del mondo della musica. Non è cosa così semplice come potrebbe apparire superficialmente: per trovare questi tesori nascosti serve anche l'energia di un gruppo di persone che si appassiona e si mette a caccia delle cose nascoste ...

ARTICLE: ALBUM REVIEWS

Larry Young: In Paris: The ORTF Recordings

Read "In Paris: The ORTF Recordings" reviewed by Mark Corroto

You may know organist Larry Young from his work in The Tony Williams Lifetime band (with John McLaughlin) and later with Jimi Hendrix, and Carlos Santana or you may just be hip to his Blue Note 1960's years. Nonetheless, you would certainly be surprised to learn that he lived to be just 38 years old, passing ...

ARTICLE: LIVE REVIEWS

Burghausen Jazz Festival 2013

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Burghausen Jazz Festival Burghausen, Germany March 12-17, 2013 Located almost exactly halfway along the border of the province of Bavaria (located in Germany's southeast) and Austria, the town of Burghausen might seem an odd place for a jazz festival, especially one now celebrating its 44th year. But this town of just 18,000 people, ...

Take Five With Milton Suggs

Read "Take Five With Milton Suggs" reviewed by AAJ Staff

Meet Milton Suggs:The remarks of those who hear him for the first time often go something like this: “I didn't know he could talk, let alone sing!" or “That voice does not belong to that body!" That's because Milton prefers to let his talent speak for itself. Music has been ...

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

Label: Unknown label
Released: 2009

The Best Of Nathan Davis '65-76

Label: Huh Records
Released: 2009

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Label: Huh Records
Released: 2009

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 ...


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