Eddie "Lockjaw" Davis

Rarest Sessions of the '40's

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Most of tenor saxophonist Eddie "Lockjaw" Davis' earliest recordings as a leader (the majority of the ones not cut for Savoy) are on this collector's LP. Davis' fiery tone was already quite distinctive although he was more R&B-oriented at the time than he would become. These explosive performances mostly feature Lockjaw in combos where he was the only horn and accompanied by such fine pianists as Argonne Thornton, Al Haig and John Acea. The last four titles are with a swinging octet also including trumpeter Shad Collins, trombonist Milt Larkin and two other tenors. Fun music but this LP will be difficult to find.