Wednesday, October 19, 2011

Eddie "Lockjaw" Davis

This set was a change of pace for tenor saxophonist Eddie "Lockjaw" Davis. Backed by three trumpeters (Clark Terry gets some solos), a rhythm section (pianist Lloyd Mayers, bassist Larry Gales and drummer Ben Riley) and a percussion section led by Ray Barretto, Lockjaw performs four compositions by Gil Lopez (who arranged all of the selections) plus "Tin Tin Deo," "Star Eyes" and his own "Afro-Jaws." The Afro-Cuban setting is perfect for the tough-toned tenor, who romps through the infectious tunes.
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Eddie "Lockjaw" Davis


1 Wild Rice (Lopez) 4:53
2 Guanco Lament (Lopez) 5:18
3 Tin Tin Deo (Fuller, Pozo) 5:10
4 Jazz-A-Samba (Lopez) 4:14
5 Alma Alegre [Happy Soul] (Lopez) 5:24
6 Star Eyes (DePaul, Raye) 6:20
7 Afro-Jaws (Davis) 7:36

Eddie "Lockjaw" Davis - ts
Clark Terry, Ernie Royal, Phil Sunkel, John Bello - tp [# 3 & 4]
Lloyd Mayers - p
Larry Gales - b
Ben Riley - dr
Ray Barretto - cg dr, bg, qnt and His Latin Percussion Section

Recorded in New York City ; May 4 & 12, 1961


Melanchthon said...

poppachubby said...

Thanks so much!! Your blog is wonderful and the effort you put in is obviously implied with every wonderful hi res, complete post you upload. So much important music which the world must cherish, and certainly never forget. Thank you for making so many of my days, great ones.

Chad Giroux (Oui monsieur, j'habite dans Canada et parler Francais aussi!!)

Otis Foster said...

Jaws doing Afro-Latin! Now there's a thought I hadn't previously entertained.

Thanks for opening new horizons Mel

jazztap said...


htg said...

Lockjaw - Afro-Jaws

He really cooks on this one. Love the cover.

Thank you

Kratzersprung said...