Recorded on May 7th, 1965 at Studio de la Comédie des Champs-Elysées, Paris.
Original LP issue: SFP 10.003.
One of the first true moments of genius from saxophonist Nathan Davis – a mid 60s European session cut for the tiny SFP label – and a record that’s even rarer than his early classics for MPS! The sound here is similar to the MPS sides – a mixture of soul jazz and modal jazz – served up with a bit more freedoms than Davis might have gotten on the US scene, and featuring a lineup that includes Woody Shaw on trumpet, Jean-Louis Chautemps on baritone sax, Rene Urtreger on piano, Jimmy Woode on bass, and Kenny Clarke on drums. The tight rhythm of Woode and Clarke is a nice counterpoint to the modernism of Davis and Shaw – Davis works a bit on soprano, which sounds especially great! Titles include “Peace Treaty”, “Klook’s Theme”, “Now Let M’ Tell Ya”, “Kansas City Special”, and “Sconsolato”. (Review courtesy of Dusty Groove)
Peace Treaty :
Now Let M’ Tell Ya :
Nathan Davis (Tenor & Soprano Saxophone)
Woody Shaw (Trumpet)
Jean-Louis Chautemps (Barytone Saxophone) René Urtreger (Piano) Jimmy Woode (Bass) Kenny Clarke (Drums)
Klook’s Theme 4’22”
Peace Treaty 3’42”
Now Let M’ Tell Ya 5’58”
Sconsolato (J. Woode) 3’26”
Ruby My Dear (T. Monk) 6’53”
Kansas City Special 4’24”
All compositions by Nathan Davis except where noticed.
Re-mastered from the original stereo master tapes..
Cut by Kevin Gray
180 gr vinyl pressed by Optimal in Germany.
Facsimile reissue using the original photo by Jean-Pierre Leloir.
Double insert using an original photo by JP Leloir from 1965.
Each record has been visually checked to prevent defects.