Dave Nathan

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Dave was born in Oceanside, NY, but lived most of his life in Washington, D.C., where he was with the federal government for 30 years retiring as Deputy Assistant Secretary of Commerce in 1987. Dave comes…
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Dave was born in Oceanside, NY, but lived most of his life in Washington, D.C., where he was with the federal government for 30 years retiring as Deputy Assistant Secretary of Commerce in 1987. Dave comes from a musical family. His father led a local dance band and was the world's worse saxophone player. Dave followed in his father's footsteps and became the world's worse clarinet player. Dave has been writing CD and jazz book reviews and a bi-monthly column "Jazz On The Internet" for Marge Hofacre's Jazz News since 1998 and is a regular contributor Tom Lord's Jazz Discography. Dave is the author of articles on Jazz in Armenia and Jazz in Kazakhstan where he was the budget advisor to the respective Ministries of Finance of these countries. Dave has also worked in Nepal, the Republic of Georgia, Moldolva, Liberia, Ghana and other far off places where he became involved in the local jazz scene. Dave currently resides in New Bern, NC, where he has appeared on local TV as a guest to promote jazz. He also has contributed articles to the local newspaper on 1920s jazz.

DESERT ISLAND DISCS:

Lush Life, Johnny Hartman/John Coltrane Quartet (Impulse)

The Complete Duke Ellington Recordings on RCA Victor

This One's For Blanton, Duke Ellington/Ray Brown (Pablo)

The Complete Pacific Jazz Small Group Recordings Of Art Pepper (Mosaic)

Art Pepper Meets The Rhythm Section (Contemporary)

The Complete Charlie Parker On Verve

The Complete Billie Holiday On Verve

I Just Dropped By To Say Hello, Johnny Hartman (Impulse)

The Complete Ella Fitzgerald Singbooks (Verve)

The Smithsonian Collection of Classic Jazz (Revised edition)

Kind of Blue, Miles Davis (Columbia)

The Tallest Trees. Miles Davis (Prestige)

Time Out, Dave Brubeck Quartet (Columbia)

Something Cool, June Christy

Mink Jazz, Peggy Lee

The New Album, Mel Torme

Mel Torme Loves Fred Astaire (Bethlehem)

Further Definitions, Benny Carter (Impulse)

Imagination, Woody Shaw (Muse)

The Compete Recordings Of The Paul Desmond Quartet Featuring Jim Hall (Mosaic)

The Complete John Coltrane on Prestige

The Carnegie Hall Jazz Concert, Benny Goodman (Columbia)

Waltz For Debby, Bill Evans (OJC)

What Is This Thing Called Love, Elisabeth Welch, (RCA Victor)

The Complete Count Basie Studio Recordings For Roulette (Mosaic)