Nathan Davis

Nathan Davis

Real Name:
Nathan Tate Davis
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Born in Kansas City on 15 February 1937. Nathan Davis first took up saxophone in high school after starting out on trombone. After finishing US Army service in 1962 he decided to stay on in Europe and between 1963 and 1969 he lived on the Left Bank in Paris.

He returned to the United States in 1969 to join the University of Pittsburgh as professor of music and director of jazz studies. He holds a Ph.D. in ethnomusicology from Wesleyan University, Connecticut, and is the founder and director of the University of Pittsburgh Annual jazz Seminar.

A multi-instrumentalist, Davis plays all the reed instruments and has recently taken up flügelhorn. He is a prolific composer and is also a talented arranger and the author of 'Writings In jazz', an analysis of the history and development of the music.
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Nathan Davis Discography

Albums

Nathan Davis Happy Girl (Album) SABA Germany 1965 Sell This Version
Nathan Davis 6th Sense In The 11th House (Album) Segué US 1972 Sell This Version
85121 University of Pittsburgh Jazz Ensemble, Nathan Davis University of Pittsburgh Jazz Ensemble, Nathan Davis - Live!(LP) Recorded Publications Company 85121 US 1973 Sell This Version
Nathan Davis Suite For Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. (Album) Tomorrow International, Inc. US 1976 Sell This Version
Nathan Davis If (Album) Tomorrow International, Inc. US 1976 Sell This Version
NR14704 Nathan Davis Faces Of Love(LP, Album) Tomorrow International, Inc. NR14704 US 1982 Sell This Version
LP 857 215 Nathan Davis / Erling Kroner Nathan Davis / Erling Kroner - Such Pretty People(LP, Album) BRT LP 857 215 Belgium 1984 Sell This Version
Nathan Davis London By Night (Album) Hot House Records (2) Japan 1987 Sell This Version
FDC 5529 Nathan Davis The Nathan Davis Sextet(CD, Album, RE) EPM Musique FDC 5529 France 1990 Sell This Version
Roots (8) - Arthur Blythe, Sam Rivers, Nathan Davis, Chico Freeman, Don Pullen, Santi Debriano, Tommy Campbell Roots (8) - Arthur Blythe, Sam Rivers, Nathan Davis, Chico Freeman, Don Pullen, Santi Debriano, Tommy Campbell - Salutes The Saxophone (Album) In+Out Records Germany 1992 Sell This Version
Jazz 1001 Nathan Davis I'm A Fool To Want You(CD) Tomorrow International, Inc. Jazz 1001 US 1995 Sell This Version
Benny Bailey, Nathan Davis, Mal Waldron, Jimmy Woode, Makaya Ntzhoko*, Charly Campbell* Benny Bailey, Nathan Davis, Mal Waldron, Jimmy Woode, Makaya Ntzhoko*, Charly Campbell* - Soul Eyes / "Jazz" Live At The Domicile Munich (Album) MPS Records Japan 1998 Sell This Version
NR16460-1 Nathan Davis Jazz At Pitt(LP) Revelation (4) NR16460-1 US Unknown Sell This Version

Singles & EPs

LH 001 Nathan Davis Tragic Magic / Stick Buddy / New Orleans(12") Luv N' Haight LH 001 US 1991 Sell This Version

Compilations

2121719 Big Band RTB* & Clark Terry, Johnny Griffin, Nathan Davis, Maynard Ferguson, Ernie Wilkins Big Band RTB* & Clark Terry, Johnny Griffin, Nathan Davis, Maynard Ferguson, Ernie Wilkins - Big Band RTB With American Guests(LP, Comp) PGP RTB 2121719 Yugoslavia 1984 Sell This Version
539 082-2 Nathan Davis Two Originals Happy Girl & The Hip Walk(CD, Album, Comp, RE, RM) MPS Records 539 082-2 Germany 1998 Sell This Version
Nathan Davis The Best Of Nathan Davis '65-76 (Comp) Jazzman UK 2009 Sell This Version

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