BIOGRAPHY:

Davis “Lockjaw” Eddie 

Edward Davis, who performed and recorded as Eddie “Lockjaw” Davis, was an American jazz tenor saxophonist

(March 2, 1922 – November 3, 1986)

Involved in György Szabados "Body of Work":

Member of

In an interview for the Jazzpodium from 1988 Sabados commented that he had once played with the American jazz saxophonist, Eddie “Lockjaw” Davis. No other background known!

LIST OF WORKS:

As leader

  • 1953: Eddie Davis Trio (Roost)
  • 1954: The Battle of Birdland (Roost) – with Sonny Stitt
  • 1955: Modern Jazz by Eddie Davis (King)
  • 1958: The Eddie “Lockjaw” Davis Cookbook (Prestige) – with Shirley Scott and Jerome Richardson
  • 1958: Jaws (Prestige) – with Shirley Scott
  • 1958: The Eddie “Lockjaw” Davis Cookbook, Vol. 2 (Prestige) – with Shirley Scott and Jerome Richardson
  • 1958: The Eddie “Lockjaw” Davis Cookbook Volume 3 (Prestige) – with Shirley Scott
  • 1958: Smokin’ (Prestige) – with Shirley Scott
  • 1959: Very Saxy (Prestige) – with Buddy Tate, Coleman Hawkins and Arnett Cobb
  • 1959: Jaws in Orbit (Prestige) – with Shirley Scott
  • 1959: Bacalao (Prestige) – with Shirley Scott
  • 1960: Eddie “Lockjaw” Davis with Shirley Scott (Moodsville)
  • 1960: Misty (Moodsville) – with Shirley Scott
  • 1960: Afro-Jaws (Riverside)
  • 1960: Battle Stations (Prestige) – with Johnny Griffin
  • 1960: Trane Whistle (Prestige) – arranged by Oliver Nelson and Ernie Wilkins
  • 1960: Tough Tenors (Jazzland) – with Johnny Griffin
  • 1960: Griff & Lock (Jazzland) – with Johnny Griffin
  • 1961: The First Set (Prestige) – with Johnny Griffin
  • 1961: The Tenor Scene (Prestige) – with Johnny Griffin
  • 1961: The Late Show (Prestige) – with Johnny Griffin
  • 1961: The Midnight Show (Prestige) – with Johnny Griffin
  • 1961: Lookin’ at Monk! (Jazzland) – with Johnny Griffin
  • 1961: Blues Up & Down (Jazzland) – with Johnny Griffin
  • 1962: Tough Tenor Favorites (Jazzland) – with Johnny Griffin
  • 1962: Jawbreakers (Riverside) – with Harry Edison
  • 1962: Goin’ to the Meeting (Prestige)
  • 1962: I Only Have Eyes for You (Prestige)
  • 1962: Trackin’ (Prestige)
  • 1966: Lock, the Fox (RCA Victor)
  • 1967: The Fox & the Hounds (RCA Victor)
  • 1968: Love Calls (RCA Victor) – with Paul Gonsalves
  • 1970: Tough Tenors Again ‘n’ Again (MPS) – with Johnny Griffin
  • 1975: The Tenor Giants Featuring Oscar Peterson – with Zoot Sims
  • 1977: Eddie “Lockjaw” Davis 4 – Montreux ’77, (live)
  • 1977: Swingin’ Till the Girls Come Home, Inner City Records, with Thomas Clausen (p), Bo Stiff (b) and Alex Riel (dr)
  • 1979: The Heavy Hitter (Muse Records)
  • 1981: Sonny, Sweets and Jaws – Live at Bubbas, (live), (with Sonny Stitt and Harry “Sweets” Edison)
  • 1983: Jazz at the Philharmonic – Yoyogi National Stadium, Tokyo 1983: Return to Happiness
  • 1986: Jaw’s Blues, (Enja Records) – Recorded live at the DOMICILE, Munich (February 11, 1981) – with Horace Parlan (p), Reggie Johnson (b), Alvin Queen (dr)

As sideman

with Mildred Anderson

  • No More in Life (Bluesville, 1960)
  • Person to Person (Bluesville, 1960)

with Count Basie

  • E=MC2 (1957)
  • Basie Jam (1973)

With Arnett Cobb

  • Blow Arnett, Blow (Prestige, 1959)

with Red Garland

  • The Red Garland Trio + Eddie “Lockjaw” Davis (Moodsville, 1959)

with Dizzy Gillespie

  • The Dizzy Gillespie Big 7 (Pablo, 1975)

With Tiny Grimes

  • Callin’ the Blues (Prestige, 1958) – with J. C. Higginbotham

with Coleman Hawkins

  • Night Hawk (Swingville, 1960)

with Al Smith

  • Hear My Blues (Prestige, 1959; re-mastered 1987 at Fantasy Studios, Berkeley, Ca.)

with Sonny Stitt

  • The Matadors Meet the Bull (Roulette, 1965)

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