In the early '80s, drummer Philly Joe Jones
, with the strong assistance of trumpeter Donald Sickler
(who transcribed the arrangements), revived the music of Tadd Dameron
in a nonet called Dameronia
. Two Uptown records resulted (with such sidemen as Walter Davis, Jr.
, Britt Woodman
, Frank Wess
, and Cecil Payne
) before Jones
' 1985 death. In 1989, Sickler
gathered together the alumni (with Kenny Washington
on drums) for a special Paris concert that was documented on Soul Note.