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Nathan Davis

Primary Instrument: Saxophone

Born: March 15, 1937    

Nathan Davis

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. While studying at Kansas University, Davis lead a group with Carmell Jones; then army service in 1960 took him to Berlin. On leaving the army in 1963 he remained in Europe and was invited to Paris by Kenny “Klook” Clarke, with whom he played for most of the next six years....
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  • Nathan Davis: The Best of Nathan Davis '65-'76


    2009
    BUY
  • If

    Huh Records
    2009
    BUY
  • The Best Of Nathan Davis '65-76

    Huh Records
    2009
    BUY
  • Suite for Dr Martin Luther King

    Pony Canyon
    2007
    BUY
  • London By Night

    Huh Records
    1987
    BUY
  • Faces Of Love

    Huh Records
    1982
    BUY
  • Suite For Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.

    Huh Records
    1977
    BUY
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