Bacalao
  • CAT # OJCCD-1090-25

    1. Last Train From Overbrook 5:05
    2. Sometimes I'm Happy 6:24
    3. That Old Black Magic 5:03
    4. Fast Spiral 4:35
    5. Dobbin' The Redd Foxx 5:30
    6. Come Rain Or Come Shine 4:54
    7. Dansero 5:34
    8. When Your Lover Has Gone 6:23

Here's Jaws with his more or less constant recording companions of the early Sixties--Shirley Scott, George Duvivier, and Arthur Edgehill. This time out, though, he took along Ray Barretto and Luis Perez, conga and bongo experts. The introduction of Latin percussion did nothing to mitigate Davis's fierce swing. Quite the opposite; the spices raised the temperature and added variety to the mix so that on "That Old Black Magic" and "Come Rain or Come Shine," he and Scott roared into action on a bed of rhythm the likes of which those old standards have seldom experienced. In a few cases, the percussionists helped to set the scene and then moved discreetly into the background while Davis and Scott wailed straight ahead. As always in one of Jaws's cooking sessions with this group, the power and swing of Duvivier and Edgehill are a big part of the pleasure.

with George Duvivier, Arthur Edgehill, Ray Barretto, Luis Perez

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