May 292020

yesterday was al cohn day, i feel as if i’ve listened to every al cohn show that i have (well, a lot anyway!).  i was going to share one of his shows (up next!), but this little jem from jim galloway, featuring al cohn and eddie lockjaw davis, has elbowed its way to the front of the queue!  a woody herman show (also with mr. al cohn) was trying to do the same, but will just have to wait.  anyway, a bit of a busy day at work, but with these shows and the warm sunshine we’ve had, it was a beautiful day.  tip ‘o the hat to ‘jazzrita’ for sharing this.

jim galloway quartet + al cohn + eddie lockjaw davis
sheraton hotel
toronto, ontario, canada
19 dec 1981

jim galloway,ss,bs
al cohn,ts
eddie lockjaw davis,ts
ian bargh,p
neil swainson,b
terry clarke,dr

01 – strike up the band – ann dj 9:28
02 – on green dolphin street (jg,bs) – ann dj 10:32
03 – i can’t get started (eld,ts,ib,p-trio) – ann dj + ac 5:18
04 – blue hodge (garymcfarland,comp) (ac,ts,ib,p-trio) – ann dj 6:40
05 – i want to be happy 11:08
06 – ann dj – old folks (jg,ss-ib,p-trio) – ann dj 4:53
07 – what’s the thing called love – ann dj 9:32
08 – on the trail (eld-al+ib,p-trio) – ann dj 10:20
09 – lester leaps in (jg,bs) 11:02


fm got in trade

sample: t04 blue hodge.mp3

Apr 172020

i was feeling like some of my old favorites, and eddie lockjaw davis is certainly one of those.  this show was near the end of his long career, and this recording has a casual, intimate quality, between davis’s laid back playing, the recording itself (the notes have it as “b+” only) and the occasional background talk of people near the taper (maybe that’s why).  and at almost 2.5 hours, you can really settle in for the afternoon with a good book and the great eddie lockjaw davis.  go for it.  and the eponymous kimball of kimball’s east?   he passed away at 91 in 2011.

eddie “lockjaw” davis
kimball’s east
emeryville, ca, usa
june 14, 1985

eddie “lockjaw” davis – saxophone
buddy montgomery – piano
wyatt ruther – bass
eddie marshall – drums

disc 1: 71:17
1. day in day out (trio) – 8:10
2. just friends – 7:47
3. on green dolphin street – 8:16
4. just one of those things – 6:51
5. light and lovely – 8:19
6. it could happen to you – 6:53
7. a night in tunisia (piano trio) – 6:40
8. this can’t be love – 6:00
9. lover come back to me – 7:41
10. but beautiful – 4:38

disc 2: 77:34
1. wave – 9:03
2. robbin’s nest – 7:10
3. bye bye blackbird (incomplete) – 4:3
4. on the trail (inc.) – 5:16
5. theme – 2:16
6. all of you (trio) – 5:58
7. broadway – 6:01
8. corcovado – 8:52
9. avalon – 5:34
10. don’t blame me – 4:18
11. in a mellow tone – 7:58
12. love for sale (inc) – 6:56
13. theme – 3:32

total time 148:51

source: audience
sound: b+

sample: d104 just one of those things.mp3

Dec 202018

while i think that you simply cannot go wrong with eddie ‘lockjaw’ davis, ever, i was a bit skeptical about sax, organ, guitar and drums.  well, ok, not very skeptical about the drums and i do like organ music more than i used to.  but no: it’s a corker of a show alright, and ‘plan a’ was quite right: you can’t go wrong etc etc.  sadly these guys are all gone now.  shared on dime by ‘cosmikd’ in march this year.

update:  rather bizarrely, a few minutes after posting this, i was browsing through the jazz postings on past daily, and ran across this same show from a posting that gordon skene put up there back in july.  that site is worth a good browse, regularl.  although mr. skene only seems to post mp3/128 (why?), he’s got a lot of great stuff, particularly (for me) old jazz radio broadcasts from the 30’s, 40’s and 50’s.  it’s a patreon-funded site, which is an interesting concept (and yes, actually, i do fund a few sites in a small way, including past daily).

wild bill davis quartet
studio 105, maison de la radio, paris, france
january 24, 1976

wild bill davis (organ)
eddie ‘lockjaw’ davis (tenor sax)
billy butler (guitar)
oliver jackson (drums)

01 loose walk (sonny stitt) 5:04
02 leapin’ on lennox (eddie ‘lockjaw’ davis) 7:02
03 i don’t stand a ghost of a chance with you (victor young) 4:53
04 honky tonk (bill doggett) 4:55
05 cute (neal hefti) 4:33
06 jitterbug waltz (fats waller) 3:34
07 in the evening (when the sun goes down) (leroy carr) 3:08
08 the shadow of your smile (johnny mandel) 3:41
09 misty (erroll garner) 4:27
10 lester leaps in (lester young) 5:59
11 avalon (al jolson, buddy desylva, vincent rose) 6:21
12 don’t get around much anymore (duke ellington) 7:02
13 you go to my head (john frederick coots) 5:03
14 sweet georgia brown (ben bernie, maceo pinkard) 3:21
15 true blues (milt jackson) 4:29
16 rhapsody in blue (george gershwin) 2:49
17 blues in the night (harold arlen, johnny mercer) 2:59
18 cubano chant (ray bryant) 6:48
19 the girl from ipanema (antônio carlos jobim) 3:10
20 i can’t get started (vernon duke) 4:16
21 april in paris (vernon duke) 6:43
22 jumpin’ with symphony sid (lester young) 6:09


fm > edirol r-09 (wav) > wavelab > flac (level 8, sector-align)
broadcasts : les légendes du jazz, france musique, march 17 & 18, 2018

t06 jitterbug waltz.mp3
t08 the shadow of your smile.mp3
download:  WildBillDavis_1976-01-24_(w_EddieLockjawDavis) (FF)

Jun 062018

well, on the road again, in old madrid, with that trusty solid-state usb drive.  listened to a hank mobley quintet cd and then queued up this lovely show (now playing!) by the great johnny griffin & eddie lockjaw davis.   great way to end the day.  not much to say about these two, individually or together, that hasn’t been said before.  i do forget, sometimes but not for long, that you really can’t have too much of this stuff.

this was shared on dime by ‘kinebee’ back in (wait for it) august 2008.  gracious!

johnny griffin & eddie lockjaw davis
the blue note
new york, ny
18 nov 1983

johnny griffin – tenor saxophone
eddie ‘lockjaw’ davis – tenor saxophone
thomas brown – piano
curtis lundy – bass
kenny washington – drums

set i

rifftide (8:47)
good bait (11:12)
lover man (16:27)
girl from ipanema (5:41)
save your love for me (4:39)
save your love for me (continued) (6:14)

set ii

i’ll remember april (12:17)
robbins nest (11:57)
i can’t get started (5:04)
light and lovely (11:05)

tt 1:33:24

linage is unknown.

sample:  not yet.

no covers today.

Apr 102013

johnny-griffin-eddie-lockjaw-davis-1962-10-10-penthouse-front-coveri think that you can never really get enough of johnny griffin & eddie “lockjaw” davis together.  finishing up now and thought it’s been a while… so tomorrow’s forecast is a johnny griffin & eddie “lockjaw” davis tsunami.

i was in budapest all last week, and caught micheller myrtill & her band swinguistique at fat mo’s. swinguistique were great, and much as the name might suggest; micheller has a lovely voice & gets the audience going.  don’t miss them if you get a chance.  and fat mo’s was very much my kind of place, wish i’d run across it sooner than my last day in budapest so i could spend some serious time there (that’s what you get on business trips, i guess…).

johnny griffin – eddie “lockjaw” davis quintet
the penthouse
seattle, wa
10-11 october, 1962

johnny griffin, eddie “lockjaw” davis – tenor saxophone
horace parlan – piano
buddy catlett – bass
art taylor – drums

october 10

1. the blues up and down – 8:03
2. owl – 8:56
3. bahia – 9:34
4. blue lou – 5:36

october 11

5. second balcony jump
6. how am i to know? – 10:59
7. tickle toe – 7:11
8. sophisticated lady – 4:28
9. theme / announcer (fades out) – 1:23


lineage: fm > ? > cdr > eac (secure) > cd wave > flac frontend

sample:  griff-lock1962-10-10_t04.mp3