Nathan Davis

Biography

Born: February 15, 1937; Kansas City, KS  
Nathan Davis has split his career between being a fine tenor saxophonist and a jazz educator. He played briefly with Jay McShann in 1955, attended the University of Kansas, spent time in the Army in Berlin (1960-1963), and stayed in Paris where he worked with Kenny Clarke (1963-1969), Eric Dolphy (1964), and Art Taylor. He also toured Europe with Art Blakey (1965) and Ray Charles. Since 1969, Davis has been a professor of jazz at the University Read more of Pittsburgh and Moorhead State University. His two most important musical associations have been heading the Paris Reunion Band (1985-1989) and leading Roots (which he formed in 1991). Read less
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  • 1.
    On the Nature of Thingness / International Contemporary Ensemble
    Label: Starkland   Catalog: 223 Release Date: 02/26/2016   Number of Discs: 1
    Composer:  Nathan Davis,  Phyllis Chen
    Performer:  Jacob Greenberg,  Phyllis Chen,  Cory Smythe,  Joshua Rubin  ... 
    Orchestra/Ensemble:  International Contemporary Ensemble
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    Terrestre / Claire Chase
    Label: New Focus   Catalog: 122 Release Date: 03/27/2012   Number of Discs: 1
    Composer:  Kaija Saariaho,  Franco Donatoni,  Elliott Carter,  Pierre Boulez  ... 
    Performer:  Kivie Cahn-Lipman,  Claire Chase,  Nathan Davis,  Nuiko Wadden  ... 
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    Haydn: Missa Cellensis, Paukenmesse / Burdick, Trinity Hoir, Rebel
    Label: Naxos   Catalog: 8572124 Release Date: 08/31/2010   Number of Discs: 1
    Composer:  Franz Joseph Haydn
    Performer:  Kirsten Sollek,  Ann Hoyt,  Richard Lippold,  Daniel Neer  ... 
    Conductor:  Owen Burdick
    Orchestra/Ensemble:  Rebel Baroque Orchestra,  New York Trinity Church Choir
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    Haydn: Complete Masses / Burdick, Glover, Trinity Choir
    Label: Naxos   Catalog: 8508009 Release Date: 09/29/2009   Number of Discs: 8
    Composer:  Franz Joseph Haydn
    Performer:  Ann Hoyt,  Dongsok Shin,  Matthew Hensrud,  Kirsten Sollek  ... 
    Conductor:  Owen Burdick,  Jane Glover
    Orchestra/Ensemble:  Rebel Baroque Orchestra,  New York Trinity Church Choir
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