Reviews that mention Nathan Davis

February 6, 2019

Various Artists: Cosmic Forest

The Spiritual Sounds of MPS
MPS 4029759122562

Milford Graves

Bäbi

Corbett vs. Dempsey CvsDCD052

Roscoe Mitchell

Sound

Delmark DE 4408

Bobby Naughton/Leo Smith/Perry Robinson

The Haunt

NoBusiness Records NBCD 105

Instant Composers Pool

GroupComposing

Corbett vs. Dempsey CvsDCD056

Something in the Air: CD Reissues help define the massive musical changes of the 1960s and 1970s

By Ken Waxman

As the advances musical and otherwise that transformed the 1960s and 1970s recede into history new considerations of what happened during those turbulent times continually appear. Reissues of advanced music recorded during that time, some needlessly obscure, some better known, help fill in the details of exactly what happened. MORE

June 11, 2016

Larry Young

In Paris: the ORTF Recordings
Resonance Records HSC 2022

Known for introducing modal concepts to Jazz organ playing plus pioneering percussive Fusion procedures on discs by Tony Williams and others, Larry Young’s death in 1978 before he turned 38, left unanswered is the question of how his music would have evolved. Perhaps he would have created new dual keyboard concepts à la Sun Ra or retreated into rote Pop-Soul like George Duke. These 10 newly discovered tracks from 1964-1965, broadcast once on French radio during the organist’s several month Paris stay, suggests that today he could be working alongside soul survivors like Dr. Lonnie Smith. Certainly his mastery of that unique concoction of Free Bop and Soul Blues was already evident here. MORE