First official release in 2007 with the full permission and cooperation of Nathan Davis.
This release has been my first LP and CD reissue project before founding Sam Records.
The LP is definitively out of print since 2006 but I still have some copies of the Mini LP/CD in stock.
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”. CD features 2 bonus tracks – “Sconsolato (quintet)” and “Kansas City Special (quintet)” – both recorded by an smaller group with Jimmy Gourley on guitar, and without the trumpet and baritone sax. (Review courtesy of Dusty Groove)
Recorded May 7th, 1965 at Studio de la Comédie des Champs-Elysées, Paris.
Original LP issue: SFP 10.003.
Peace Treaty :
Now Let M’ Tell Ya :
Sconsolato Quintet :
Nathan Davis (Tenor & Soprano Saxophone)
Woody Shaw (Trumpet)
Jean-Louis Chautemps (Barytone Saxophone)
René Urtreger (Piano)
Jimmy Woode (Bass)
Kenny Clarke (Drums)
*with Jimmy Gourley (Guitar)
Omit Jean-Louis Chautemps & Woody Shaw
- 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”
- Sconsolato Quintet* (J. Woode) 2’58”
- Kansas City Special Quintet* 3’02”
All compositions by Nathan Davis except where noticed.
- Re-mastered from the original stereo master tapes.
- Two add tracks never issued before.
- Mini LP/CD reissue using the original photo by Jean-Pierre Leloir.
- Insert inside with an essay by Nathan Davis.