AAA 100% Analogue This LP was Remastered using Pure Analogue Components Only from the Master Tapes through to the Cutting Head
Sam Records - SR20/2 - 180 Gram Virgin Vinyl - 1st time on Vinyl
AAA 100% Analogue - Mastered by Ray Staff at Air London
Limited Edition - Pressed at Pallas -
This all-analog LP set packaged in a deluxe triple-gatefold jacket with photos by Jean-Pierre Leloir, sets the bar high for this kind of reissue: the sound (despite a few minor tape glitches) is transparent, three-dimensional and "you are in the club" natural. Even the audience sounds great. Never to be released digitally, the notes say, and limited to 1500 copies, all I can write is that when it arrived, I dropped everything to play it and then felt obligated to write this so AnalogPlanet readers can get their copies before none remain. Sound 10/10 Music 10/10 Michael Fremmer
Style is not a given. Not many musicians reach the level of artistic personality where you can unmistakably recognize them. It takes character, roots, honesty, soulfulness. Nathan Davis had style.
His tone on tenor was unique. So was his soprano sound and his distinctive approach to flute. His musical world was equally original and knew no boundaries.
This concert in Paris is audible proof that as a performer, his fluid phrasing, distinct articulation, booming bottom register, growls and shrieks were fuelled by tremendous drive and furious invention - the man was on fire!
These live sessions demonstrate the limitless invention of Nathan’s solos. Holding no punches, weaving signature phrases, shouts and riffs into his solos, he was a fierce and fervid performer. With a sort of hollow resonance at the heart of his reedy and warm sound, Nathan Davis was a highly original artist, from an era when having a distinct sound on your instrument was the grail of jazz artistry. Harold Land, Jimmy Heath, John Gilmore, Paul Gonsalves, Charlie Rouse, George Coleman, Booker Ervin, Clifford Jordan ... Jazz is made of such giants and Nathan Davis was one of them.
Side A :
The Hip Walk (N. Davis) 9’21’’
Yesterdays ( J. Kern) 8’40’’ (Flute Version)
Side B :
A5 (N. Davis) 10’39’’
Nathalie's Bounce (N. Davis) 10’17’’
Side C :
Love Ye The Neighbor (N. Davis) 12’43’’
Mid Evil Dance (N. Davis) 9’53’'
Side D :
The Rules of Freedom (N. Davis) 12’15’’
The Thing (N. Davis) 13’19’’
Side E :
Yesterdays ( J. Kern) 14’05’’ (Sax Version)
Blues For Southeast Asia (N. Davis) 10’15’’