A never-before released Nathan Davis 1966/'67 live recording

First official release with the full permission and cooperation of the Nathan Davis Estate & Institut National de l'Audiovisuel

Second edition pressing limited to 1,000 copies!

Vinyl-only edition; no digital is scheduled

180-gram 3LP set pressed by Pallas in Germany

Remastered from the original master tapes

Tri-fold cover with full-size photos by Jean-Pierre Leloir

"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." — Jean Szlamowicz

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’’

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