Nathen Page

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Nathen Page (born August 23, 1937 in Leetown (West Virginia) , † March 8, 2003 in Bradenton ) was an American jazz guitarist .

Musical career

Page began to play the guitar as a self-taught at the age of eight and became known for jazz in the army big band. After spending two years in the army, he moved to Washington, where he first played in Jimmy Crawford's band. From 1965 the guitarist played with the organist Jimmy Smith for five years and went on tour with him in the USA and Europe. Page accompanied Roberta Flack , Herbie Mann , Jackie McLean , Dr. Lonnie Smith and Sonny Rollins . In 1980 the guitarist moved to Florida and played mostly in local clubs. Nathen Page also played the electric bass and piano here . Page released several recordings with his own quartet.

Discography under your own name (selection)

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  • Page 2
  • Nathen Page plays
  • A Page of Ellington
  • Thinking of you
  • The other page
  • Page-ing naten


  • Maurice J. Summerfield, The Jazz Guitar. Ashley Mark Publishing Company, 1998

Web links

Individual evidence

  1. Meeting (Allmusic)