The Johnny Griffin and Eddie "Lockjaw" Davis Quintet

Blues-Up-And-Down

Blues Up And Down

  • Release Date: 10 Apr 1988
  • MCD-47084-2

Longtime jazz fans still speak fondly of the “tough tenor tandem” of Eddie “Lockjaw” Davis and Johnny Griffin. Of course, the ancient verities as set down in the early-to-mid 1960s by Davis (1922-1986) and Griffin (b. 1928) never go out of fashion. Blues-based themes phrased in close harmonies or powerful unison, rock-hard swing, and roistering horns locked from the jump were the calling cards of the Davis-Griffin quintets. Both men had readily identifiable sounds, wit… MORE