Eddie "Lockjaw" Davis

Montreux '77

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Part of Norman Granz's extensive documentation of the 1977 Montreux Jazz Festival, this excellent outing for tenor saxophonist Eddie "Lockjaw" Davis teams him with pianist Oscar Peterson, bassist Ray Brown, and drummer Jimmie Smith. Lockjaw plays six of his favorite standards (including a rapid "This Can't Be Love," "Angel Eyes," and "Blue Lou") plus his own "Telegraph." A typically swinging and highly expressive recording by the unique tenor man.

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