Nathan Davis Sextet – Peace Treaty – SFP 10.003 – 1965


Nathan Davis Sextet – Peace Treaty – SFP 10.003 – 1965


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)


Sconsolato :

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)



Side A

  • Klook’s Theme 4’22”
  • Peace Treaty 3’42”
  • Now Let M’ Tell Ya 5’58”

Side B

  • 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.


Additional information

Weight 350 g
Dimensions 30 × 30 × 2 cm


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