Nothin' But The Truth!

Teddy Edwards

Nothin But The Truth
  • CAT # OJCCD-813-25

    1. Nothin' But The Truth 4:07
    2. Games That Lovers Play 2:50
    3. On The Street Where You Live 5:37
    4. Brazilian Skies 5:03
    5. But Beautiful 7:40
    6. Lovin' It, Lovin' It 5:15

Pigeonholing Teddy Edwards as one of the original bebop tenor players and/or a paragon of jazz in Los Angeles hardly takes the full measure of his talent. Edwards, who experienced a resurgence in the Nineties, plays with a huge sound that belies his appreciation of classic stylists, and a deep soulfulness that turns the most unlikely material (such as the Eddie Fisher hit "Games That Lovers Play") into pure funk. This album, with no other horns present, bluesy/boppish piano support from Walter Davis, Jr., and the addition of Latin percussionist Montego Joe, feels like one of the classic sessions Gene Ammons recorded for Prestige, with Edwards's reading of the ballad "But Beautiful" particularly outstanding.

with Walter Davis, Jr., Paul Chambers, Billy Higgins, Phil Orlando, Montego Joe

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