The Paris Reunion Band Leader Entry
by Michael Fitzgerald

Generated on Sun, Oct 02, 2011


Date: July 3, 1985
Location: Sonet Studios, Stockholm, Sweden
Label: Gazell

The Paris Reunion Band (ldr), Nathan Davis (f, ss, ts), Johnny Griffin (ts), Dizzy Reece, Woody Shaw (t), Slide Hampton (tb), Kenny Drew, Sr. (p), Jimmy Woode (b), Billy Brooks (d)

a. a-01    Klook's Theme - 8:07  (Nathan Davis) / arr: Nathan Davis
b. a-02    Sweet Love Of Mine - 6:21  (Woody Shaw) / arr: Woody Shaw
c. a-03    The Burner - 7:42  (Dizzy Reece) / arr: Dizzy Reece
d. b-01    The Waltz - 8:55  (Slide Hampton) / arr: Slide Hampton
e. b-02    Callitwhachawanna - 8:21  (Johnny Griffin) / arr: Slide Hampton
All titles on:      Gazell LP 12": GJ 1002 — French Cooking   (1985)
     Gazell CD: 1002 — French Cooking   (2001)

Date: July 14, 1985
Location: North Sea Jazz Festival, Den Haag, Netherlands
Label: [private recording]

The Paris Reunion Band (ldr), Nathan Davis (f, ss, ts), Johnny Griffin (ts), Dizzy Reece, Woody Shaw (t), Slide Hampton (tb), Kenny Drew, Sr. (p), Jimmy Woode (b), Billy Brooks (d)

a. 01    The Burner - 14:57  (Dizzy Reece) / arr: Dizzy Reece
b. 02    Callitwhachawanna - 10:23  (Johnny Griffin) / arr: Slide Hampton
c. 03    The Waltz - 8:54  (Slide Hampton) / arr: Slide Hampton
d. 04    Sweet Love Of Mine - 15:12  (Woody Shaw) / arr: Woody Shaw

Date: July 19, 1985
Location: Montreux Jazz Festival, Montreux, Switzerland
Label: [private recording]

The Paris Reunion Band (ldr), Nathan Davis (f, ss, ts), Johnny Griffin (ts), Dizzy Reece, Woody Shaw (t), Slide Hampton (tb), Kenny Drew, Sr. (p), Jimmy Woode (b), Billy Brooks (d)

a. 01    Klook's Theme - 13:33  (Nathan Davis) / arr: Nathan Davis
b. 02    Callitwhachawanna - 10:15  (Johnny Griffin) / arr: Slide Hampton
c. 03    The Waltz - 11:27  (Slide Hampton) / arr: Slide Hampton
d. 04    I Can't Get Started - 7:20  (Vernon Duke, Ira Gershwin)
e. 05    Sweet Love Of Mine - 12:22  (Woody Shaw) / arr: Woody Shaw
f. 06    The Burner - 10:48  (Dizzy Reece) / arr: Dizzy Reece

Nathan Davis (f) on a-c, e-f; (ss) on a-c, e-f; (ts) on a-c, e-f; Johnny Griffin (ts) on a-c, e-f; Woody Shaw (t) on a-c, e-f; Slide Hampton (tb) on a-c, e-f.


Date: June 26, 1986
Location: Nightstage, Cambridge, MA
Label: [private recording]

The Paris Reunion Band (ldr), Nathan Davis (ss, ts), Joe Henderson (ts), Woody Shaw (t), Slide Hampton (tb), Kenny Drew, Sr. (p)

a.     [unknown titles]  (Composer Unknown)

Unknown b, d (perhaps Jimmy Woode, Idris Muhammad). Further details needed.


Date: October 23, 1986
Location: Sonet Studios, Stockholm, Sweden
Label: Sonet

The Paris Reunion Band (ldr), Nathan Davis (bcl, ts), Joe Henderson (ts), Woody Shaw (t), Nat Adderley (c), Grachan Moncur III, Chris Smith (tb), Kenny Drew, Sr. (p), Jimmy Woode (b), Idris Muhammad (d)

a. a-01    Work Song - 8:25  (Nat Adderley)
b. a-02    For Klook - 5:49  (Kenny Drew, Sr.)
c. a-03    The Man From Potter's Crossing - 4:48  (Jimmy Woode)
d. b-01    Jamaican Hot Nights - 10:36  (Nathan Davis)
e. b-02    Gaby - 7:41  (Mike Hennessy)
f. b-03    Locksley - 4:45  (Slide Hampton)
All titles on:      Sonet LP 12": SNTF 977 — For Klook   (1987)
     Gazell CD: GJCD 1009 — For Klook   

Chris Smith (tb) on e.


Date: October 29, 1986
Location: Fabrik, Hamburg, Germany
Label: [private recording]

The Paris Reunion Band (ldr), Leo Wright (as), Joe Henderson (ts), Woody Shaw (t), Nat Adderley (c), Grachan Moncur III (tb), Bobby Few (p), Jimmy Woode (b), Idris Muhammad (d)

a. 01    Tenor Madness [aka Royal Roost; aka Rue Chaptal; aka Sportin' Crowd] - 14:20  (Kenny Dorham, Hank Mobley, Sonny Rollins)
b. 02    Polka Dots And Moonbeams - 7:18  (Jimmy Van Heusen, Johnny Burke)
c. 03    Sweet Love Of Mine - 14:44  (Woody Shaw) / arr: Woody Shaw
d. 04    Long Tall Dexter [aka LTD] - 7:04  (Dexter Gordon)

Leo Wright (as) on a, c-d; Joe Henderson (ts) on a, c-d; Woody Shaw (t) on a, c-d; Grachan Moncur III (tb) on a, c-d.


Date: November 1, 1986
Location: Pfaffenwinkel, Schongau, Germany
Label: [private recording]

The Paris Reunion Band (ldr), Leo Wright (as), Joe Henderson (ts), Woody Shaw (t), Nat Adderley (c), Grachan Moncur III (tb), Bobby Few (p), Jimmy Woode (b), Idris Muhammad (d)

a. 01    Polka Dots And Moonbeams - 7:18  (Jimmy Van Heusen, Johnny Burke)
b. 02    Sweet Love Of Mine - 15:47  (Woody Shaw) / arr: Woody Shaw

Leo Wright (as) on b; Joe Henderson (ts) on b; Woody Shaw (t) on b; Grachan Moncur III (tb) on b.


Date: November 2, 1986
Location: Jazztage 1986 - Forum, Leverkusen, Germany
Label: [television broadcast]

The Paris Reunion Band (ldr), Leo Wright (as), Joe Henderson (ts), Woody Shaw (t), Nat Adderley (c), Grachan Moncur III (tb), Bobby Few (p), Jimmy Woode (b), Idris Muhammad (d)

a. 01    Tenor Madness [aka Royal Roost; aka Rue Chaptal; aka Sportin' Crowd] - 13:43  (Kenny Dorham, Hank Mobley, Sonny Rollins)
b. 02    LTD In Motion - 9:10  (Nathan Davis)
c. 03    The Man From Potter's Crossing - 13:09  (Jimmy Woode)
d. 04    Polka Dots And Moonbeams - 3:16  (Jimmy Van Heusen, Johnny Burke)
e. 05    Sweet Love Of Mine - 9:15  (Woody Shaw)

Spoken comments precede b (2:02), c (0:57), and d (0:31).


Date: November 8, 1986
Location: Musikhalle, Ludwigsburg, Germany
Label: [private recording]

The Paris Reunion Band (ldr), Leo Wright (as), Joe Henderson (ts), Woody Shaw (t), Nat Adderley (c), Grachan Moncur III (tb), Bobby Few (p), Jimmy Woode (b), Idris Muhammad (d)

a. 01    Long Tall Dexter [aka LTD] - 12:57  (Dexter Gordon)
b. 02    Lover Man - 9:26  (Roger 'Ram' Ramirez, Jimmy Davis, Jimmy Sherman)
c. 03    Klook's Theme - 11:05  (Nathan Davis) / arr: Nathan Davis
d. 04    Polka Dots And Moonbeams - 7:06  (Jimmy Van Heusen, Johnny Burke)
e. 05    Jamaican Hot Nights - 14:41  (Nathan Davis)
f. 06    The Man From Potter's Crossing - 13:38  (Jimmy Woode)
g. 07    Sweet Love Of Mine - 9:43  (Woody Shaw) / arr: Woody Shaw

Leo Wright (as) on a, c, e-g; Joe Henderson (ts) on a, c, e-g; Woody Shaw (t) on a, c, e-g; Nat Adderley (c) on a, c-g; Grachan Moncur III (tb) on a-c, e-g.


Date: November 27 & 28, 1987
Location: Ronnie Scott's, London, UK
Label: Sonet

The Paris Reunion Band (ldr), Nathan Davis (ss, ts), Joe Henderson (ts), Guy Barker, Woody Shaw (t), Nat Adderley (c), Curtis Fuller (tb), Kenny Drew, Sr. (p), Jimmy Woode (b, v), Idris Muhammad (d)

a.     Jeannine  (Duke Pearson)
b.     I Don't Want Nothin'  (Jimmy Woode)
c.     Hot Licks  (Nathan Davis)
d.     Tenor Madness [aka Royal Roost; aka Rue Chaptal; aka Sportin' Crowd]  (Kenny Dorham, Hank Mobley, Sonny Rollins)
e.     The Old Country  (Curtis Lewis, Nat Adderley)
f.     Yesterdays  (Jerome Kern, Otto Harbach)
g.     Tune Down  (Kenny Drew, Sr.)
h.     Driftin'  (Herbie Hancock)
All titles on:      Sonet CD: SNTCD 1002 — Hot Licks   (1988)

Guy Barker (t) on c; Woody Shaw (t) on a-b, d-h; Jimmy Woode (v) on b.

d. listed as Rue Chaptal.
Confirmation needed on composer of final selection.


Date: June 1988
Location: Vilshofen, Germany
Label: [private recording]

The Paris Reunion Band (ldr), Nathan Davis (ss, ts), Joe Henderson (ts), Woody Shaw (t), Nat Adderley (c), Curtis Fuller (tb), Walter Bishop, Jr. (p), Jimmy Woode (b), Idris Muhammad (d)

a. 01    Old Folks - 9:01  (Willard Robison, Dedette Hill)
b. 02    The Man From Potter's Crossing - 12:38  (Jimmy Woode)
c. 03    Hot Licks - 5:30  (Nathan Davis)
d. 04    Work Song - 6:37  (Nat Adderley)

Nathan Davis (ss) on b-d; (ts) on b-d; Joe Henderson (ts) on b-d; Woody Shaw (t) on b-d; Nat Adderley (c) on b-d.


Date: June 4, 1988
Location: Friedrichstadtpalast, Berlin, Germany
Label: [private recording]

The Paris Reunion Band (ldr), Nathan Davis (ss, ts), Joe Henderson (ts), Woody Shaw (t), Nat Adderley (c), Curtis Fuller (tb), Walter Bishop, Jr. (p), Jimmy Woode (b), Idris Muhammad (d)

a.     The Man From Potter's Crossing - 9:44  (Jimmy Woode)
b. a-01    Hot Licks - 5:24  (Nathan Davis)
     Amiga LP 12": 8 56 418 — Jazzbühne Berlin '88   (1989)
c. a-02    Old Folks - 7:47  (Willard Robison, Dedette Hill)
     Amiga LP 12": 8 56 418 — Jazzbühne Berlin '88   (1989)
d. a-03    Tenor Madness [aka Royal Roost; aka Rue Chaptal; aka Sportin' Crowd] - 10:05  (Kenny Dorham, Hank Mobley, Sonny Rollins)
     Amiga LP 12": 8 56 418 — Jazzbühne Berlin '88   (1989)
e. b-01    Bags' Groove - 6:31  (Milt Jackson)
     Amiga LP 12": 8 56 418 — Jazzbühne Berlin '88   (1989)
f. b-02    Work Song - 6:55  (Nat Adderley)
     Amiga LP 12": 8 56 418 — Jazzbühne Berlin '88   (1989)
g. b-03    Sweet Love Of Mine - 8:18  (Woody Shaw) / arr: Woody Shaw
     Amiga LP 12": 8 56 418 — Jazzbühne Berlin '88   (1989)

Nathan Davis (ss) on a-b, d-g; (ts) on a-b, d-g; Joe Henderson (ts) on a-b, d-g; Woody Shaw (t) on a-b, d-g; Nat Adderley (c) on a-b, d-g.

a. fades in on only known source.

d. listed as Rue Chaptal.


Date: June 9, 1988
Location: Theaterhaus, Stuttgart, Germany
Label: [television broadcast]

The Paris Reunion Band (ldr), Nathan Davis (ss, ts), Joe Henderson (ts), Woody Shaw (t), Nat Adderley (c), Curtis Fuller (tb), Walter Bishop, Jr. (p), Jimmy Woode (b), Idris Muhammad (d)

a. 01    Tune Down - 10:54  (Kenny Drew, Sr.)
     Proscenium VHS: 10004 — "Live" At Theaterhaus, Stuttgart, W. Germany   
     Kultur DVD: 032031400696 — Paris Reunion Band   (2005)
b. 02    Work Song - 8:15  (Nat Adderley)
     Proscenium VHS: 10004 — "Live" At Theaterhaus, Stuttgart, W. Germany   
     Kultur DVD: 032031400696 — Paris Reunion Band   (2005)
c. 03    The Man From Potter's Crossing - 10:35  (Jimmy Woode)
     Proscenium VHS: 10004 — "Live" At Theaterhaus, Stuttgart, W. Germany   
     Kultur DVD: 032031400696 — Paris Reunion Band   (2005)
d. 04    Old Folks - 9:31  (Willard Robison, Dedette Hill)
     Proscenium VHS: 10004 — "Live" At Theaterhaus, Stuttgart, W. Germany   
     Kultur DVD: 032031400696 — Paris Reunion Band   (2005)
e. 05    Hot Licks - 7:15  (Nathan Davis)
     Proscenium VHS: 10004 — "Live" At Theaterhaus, Stuttgart, W. Germany   
     Kultur DVD: 032031400696 — Paris Reunion Band   (2005)
f. 06    Sweet Love Of Mine - 9:25  (Woody Shaw) / arr: Woody Shaw
     Proscenium VHS: 10004 — "Live" At Theaterhaus, Stuttgart, W. Germany   
     Kultur DVD: 032031400696 — Paris Reunion Band   (2005)
g. 07    52nd Street Theme - 2:03  (Thelonious Monk)

Nathan Davis (ss) on a-c, e-g; (ts) on a-c, e-g; Joe Henderson (ts) on a-c, e-g; Woody Shaw (t) on a-c, e-g; Nat Adderley (c) on a-c, e-g.

On DVD issue, closing credits (0:51) follow the final selection.


Date: August 20, 1988
Location: Festhalle, Viersen, Germany
Label: [radio broadcast]

The Paris Reunion Band (ldr), John Handy (cl, ss, as, ts), Nathan Davis (ss, ts), Nat Adderley (c), Curtis Fuller (tb), Walter Bishop, Jr. (p), Jimmy Woode (b), Idris Muhammad (d)

a. 01    Tenor Madness [aka Royal Roost; aka Rue Chaptal; aka Sportin' Crowd] - 11:15  (Kenny Dorham, Hank Mobley, Sonny Rollins)
b. 02    Work Song - 8:00  (Nat Adderley)
c. 03    The Man From Potter's Crossing - 14:05  (Jimmy Woode)
d. 04    Old Folks - 10:55  (Willard Robison, Dedette Hill)

Date: August 24, 1988
Location: Dix, Bremen, Germany
Label: [private recording]

The Paris Reunion Band (ldr), Nathan Davis (ss, ts), John Handy (ts), Nat Adderley (c), Curtis Fuller (tb), Walter Bishop, Jr. (p), Jimmy Woode (b), Idris Muhammad (d)

a. 01    The Old Country - 10:26  (Curtis Lewis, Nat Adderley)
b. 02    Old Folks - 12:04  (Willard Robison, Dedette Hill)
c. 03    Hot Licks - 4:58  (Nathan Davis)
d. 05    Tune Down - 11:33  (Kenny Drew, Sr.)
e. 06    Work Song - 9:11  (Nat Adderley)
f. 07    I Got It Bad (And That Ain't Good) - 8:16  (Duke Ellington, Paul Francis Webster)
g. 08    Sweet Love Of Mine - 7:44  (Woody Shaw) / arr: Woody Shaw
h. 10    Bags' Groove - 6:39  (Milt Jackson)

Nathan Davis (ss) on a, c-e, g-h; (ts) on a, c-e, g-h; John Handy (ts) on a, c-e, g-h; Nat Adderley (c) on a, c-e, g-h; Curtis Fuller (tb) on a-e, g-h.

Additional unknown selections both listed as "theme" #4 (1:40) and #9 (2:46).


Date: May 19 & 20, 1989
Location: Moonwalker Live Music Club, Aarburg, Switzerland
Label: Sonet

The Paris Reunion Band (ldr), Nathan Davis (ss, ts), Carlos Ward (as), Claus Reichstaller (t), Nat Adderley (c), Curtis Fuller (tb), Kirk Lightsey (p), Jimmy Woode (b), Louis Hayes (d)

a. 01    Down Under - 4:14  (Freddie Hubbard) / arr: Nathan Davis
b. 02    Manteca - 10:05  (Dizzy Gillespie, Chano Pozo, Walter 'Gil' Fuller) / arr: Nathan Davis
c. 03    Bags' Groove - 7:35  (Milt Jackson)
d. 04    Jay Jay - 4:14  (Kenny Clarke) / arr: Nathan Davis
e. 05    Paris, Woody And Me - 5:20  (Nathan Davis) / arr: Nathan Davis
f. 06    Lament - 9:03  (J. J. Johnson)
g. 07    Resolution [from A Love Supreme] - 8:12  (John Coltrane) / arr: Nathan Davis
h. 08    Old Folks - 8:45  (Willard Robison, Dedette Hill)
All titles on:      Sonet CD: SNTCD 1030 — We Remember Klook   (1990)

Nathan Davis (ss) on a-g; (ts) on a-g; Carlos Ward (as) on a-g; Claus Reichstaller (t) on a-g; Nat Adderley (c) on a-g.