A mainstay of the Los Angeles jazz scene until his death in April 2003, Teddy Edwards was at the center of the city's creative music since 1944. His big tone and blues orientation are balanced by lyricism and sensitivity. Consequently, Edwards is capable of the uncomplicated earthiness of "Good Gravy" and "A Little Later" and of the exquisite subtleties of "A Stairway to the Stars," "Laura," and "On Green Dolphin Street." Good Gravy is one of a series of splendid Edwards albums on Contemporary. In it, he is backed by his frequent colleagues Leroy Vinnegar and Milt Turner on bass and drums, with piano duties shared by the phenomenal Phineas Newborn, Jr. and the Los Angeles veteran Danny Horton.
with Phineas Newborn, Jr., Danny Horton, Leroy Vinnegar, Milt Turner