Montreux '77

Eddie "Lockjaw" Davis

Montreux 77 OJCCD 384 2
  • CAT # OJCCD-384-2

    1. This Can't Be Love 5:26
    2. I Wished On The Moon 4:56
    3. The Breeze And I 7:26
    4. Angel Eyes 6:03
    5. Telegraph 6:01
    6. Land Of Dreams 6:40
    7. Blue Lou 4:23

Some players who are neither innovators nor stars have the universal respect of their peers and of serious listeners because of their musicianship, qualities of heart, and pure stewardship of the basic jazz values. No one exemplifies this class of committed artist more than the late Eddie “Lockjaw” Davis, a tenor saxophonist of rare energy and raw lyricism. From his days as a self-taught wunderkind in the late 1930s, Davis was a mainstay of mainstream jazz. In this concert performance with Oscar Peterson, Ray Brown, and Jimmie Smith in 1977, he was at a peak of power and tough swing.

with Oscar Peterson, Ray Brown, Jimmie Smith

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