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Eddie "Lockjaw" Davis


Eddie Lockjaw Davis was one musician who provided a link from the big band era through to the soul jazz phenomenon of the late 1950s and early 1960s. Davis developed one of the most unmistakable tenor sax sounds in post war jazz. With a full bodied yet reedy tone that was equally at home in rhythm & blues settings as more modern contexts, his playing always had a direct, singing quality that was a huge influence on the next generation of sax men. Davis began to make his mark on the jazz scene in New York when he worked at Clark Monroe's Uptown House in the late 30s. Despite this establishment's close ties with the emergence of bebop a few years later, Davis' tenor saxophone playing was rooted in swing and the blues, and early in his career he displayed a marked affinity with the tough school of Texas tenors


Cookin’ with Jaws and the Queen: The Legendary Prestige Cookbook Albums

Label: Craft Recordings
Released: 2023
Track listing: Disc 1: Have Horn, Will Blow; The Chef; But Beautiful; In the Kitchen; Three Deuces. Disc 2: The Rev; Stardust; Skillet; I Surrender, Dear; The Broilers. Disc 3: I'm Just a Lucky So and So; Heat 'N Serve; My Old Flame; The Goose Hangs High; Simmerin'; Strike Up The Band; High Fry; Smoke This; Pennies From Heaven; Pots and Pans; Jaws; It's a Blue World; Blue Lou.


The Birth of Bop

Label: Craft Recordings
Released: 2023
Track listing: The Birth Of Bop, Volume 1: Charlie Parker: Romance Without Finance; Dexter Gordon: Dexter’s Minor Mad; J. J. Johnson: Jay Bird; Milt Jackson: Hearing Bells; Leo Parker: Chase ’N’ Lion (Chase’n The Lion); Stan Getz: Stan's Mood

The Birth Of Bop, Volume 2: Fats Navarro: Hollerin’ And Screamin’ (Fatso); Allen Eager: Church Mouse; Kai Winding: Always; Don Byas: Byas A Drink; J. J. Johnson: Jay Jay; Dexter Gordon: Long Tall Dexter.

The Birth Of Bop, Volume 3: Budd Johnson: Little Benny (King Kong); J. J. Johnson: Mad Be Bop; Milt Jackson: Bubu; Leo Parker: Solitude; Stan Getz: Don’t Worry ’Bout Me; Fats Navarro: Maternity (Lard Pot).

The Birth Of Bop, Volume 4: Allen Eager: Donald Jay; Kai Winding: Saxon; Budd Johnson: Dee Dee’s Dance; J. J. Johnson: Coppin’ The Bop; Milt Jackson: Junior; Dexter Gordon: Dexter Digs In.

The Birth Of Bop, Volume 5: Allen Eager: Unmeditated; Leo Parker: The Lion’s Roar (Lion Roars); Eddie “Lockjaw” Davis: Stealin’ Trash; Roy Porter: Pete’s Beat; Serge Chaloff: Pumpernickel; Morris Lane: Blowin’ For Kicks.


Article: Radio & Podcasts

Box It Up!

Read "Box It Up!" reviewed by Patrick Burnette

Summertime, and the livin' is sweaty--at least for us in the Midwest right now. Along with being the most perspiration-friendly season, Summer is also consecrated to travel, which can make it difficult to align two bastard's schedules. Hence this solo podcast looking at jazz box sets. Yes, the vinyl revival is all grown up enough to ...

News: Recording

Backgrounder: Lockjaw Davis - Lock, the Fox

Backgrounder: Lockjaw Davis - Lock, the Fox

Tenor saxophonist Eddie “Lockjaw" Davis recorded two stupendous albums for RCA in 1966. The first was a sextet album called Lock, the Fox in June. The full album without ads surfaced on YouTube a year ago. The other, The Fox and the Hounds, was a big band album recorded in November. The band was essentially Basie's ...


Article: Take Five With...

Take Five with Vocalist Angelina Kolobukhova

Read "Take Five with Vocalist Angelina Kolobukhova" reviewed by AAJ Staff

Meet Angelina Kolobukhova Angelina Kolobukhova was born and raised in Minsk, Belarus. She started playing classical piano when she was five and singing when she was nine. She was introduced to jazz music by her early mentor Veronika Yanovskaya and, under her guidance, she performed jazz and popular music in Minsk and in Europe at competitions, ...


Article: Album Review

Shirley Scott: Queen Talk: Live At The Left Bank

Read "Queen Talk: Live At The Left Bank" reviewed by Pierre Giroux

Queen Talk is a fitting title for the current release from the archivist label Reel to Real Records as Hammond B-3 organist Shirley Scott had the soubriquet “Queen of the organ" at the height of her career. This limited-edition hand-numbered 180 gram 2-LP set produced by Zev Feldman and Cory Weeds presents a never-before-released live 1972 ...


Article: Journey into Jazz

Record Store Day 2023 Jazz Releases

Read "Record Store Day 2023 Jazz Releases" reviewed by Kyle Simpler

Record Store Day, which started in 2007, is a biannual event designed to promote independent record stores. Every Record Store Day drop features limited-edition vinyl releases in practically every genre of music. The releases, however, are offered on a limited basis, and they are available for one time only. As a result, collectors often wait in ...


Article: Liner Notes

Jimmy Greene: Gifts and Givers

Read "Jimmy Greene: Gifts and Givers" reviewed by C. Andrew Hovan

The two-tenor battle is not a new idea, with iconic pairings from the jazz pantheon running the gamut from Dexter Gordon and Wardell Gray to Eddie “Lockjaw" Davis and Johnny Griffin. In more recent times, Eric Alexander and Grant Stewart have fueled the fire with their own incendiary adventures as heard on the current albums Wailin' ...


Article: Album Review

Eddie "Lockjaw" Davis with Shirley Scott: Cookin’ with Jaws and the Queen: The Legendary Prestige Cookbook Albums

Read "Cookin’ with Jaws and the Queen: The Legendary Prestige Cookbook Albums" reviewed by Mark Corroto

There is something undeniably hip about the four discs which make up Cookin' With Jaws And The Queen, the music by tenor saxophonist Eddie “Lockjaw" Davis and Hammond B3 organist Shirley Scott. Recorded in three sessions between June and December 1958, at Rudy Van Gelder's studio, which happened to be in his parents' home, the music ...


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