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About Eddie "Lockjaw" Davis

Possessor of a cutting and immediately identifiable tough tenor tone, Eddie "Lockjaw" Davis picked up experience playing with the bands of Cootie Williams, Lucky Millinder, Andy Kirk, and Louis Armstrong. Davis' earliest recordings as a leader tended to be explosive R&B affairs with plenty of screaming from his horn. Davis was with the Count Basie Orchestra on several occasions and teamed up with Shirley Scott's trio during 1955-1960. During 1960-1962, he collaborated in some exciting performances and recordings with Johnny Griffin, a fellow tenor. He remained a busy soloist up until his death, recording as a leader for many labels, including Savoy, King, MPS, Muse, and Enja. ~ Scott Yanow

HOMETOWN
New York, NY
GENRE
Jazz
BORN
2 Mar 1922

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