Eddie "Lockjaw" Davis

The Eddie "Lockjaw" Davis Cookbook, Vol. 3

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Tenor man Eddie "Lockjaw" Davis made quite a few records with organist Shirley Scott during the late '50s. The basic originals in their Cookbook series tended to have titles that dealt with cooking; in this case "Heat 'n' Serve," "The Goose Hangs High," and "Simmerin'" apply, as does the standard "My Old Flame." Jerome Richardson's flute, baritone, and tenor give this CD reissue some variety, bassist George Duvivier and drummer Arthur Edgehill are fine in support, and Scott shows that she was one of the top organists to emerge after the rise of Jimmy Smith. But Davis is the main star, and his instantly recognizable sound is the most memorable aspect of this swinging session.

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