Eddie "Lockjaw" Davis Big Band


Trane Whistle

  • Release Date: 17 Apr 1990
  • OJCCD-429-2

Although Eddie “Lockjaw” Davis played with Count Basie’s band for two stretches in the 1950s, his own recordings in that decade were exclusively with his organ trios. But the passion of Davis’s tenor saxophone took on even more authority and swagger in a big band setting, so in 1960 producer Esmond Edwards hired a bandful of New York’s best players and engaged the practically unknown arranger Oliver Nelson to craft charts for Davis. The result was this powerful a… MORE