Eddie “Lockjaw” Davis & Shirley Scott – Jaws

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Jaws is an album by saxophonist Eddie “Lockjaw” Davis with organist Shirley Scott recorded in 1958 for the Prestige label.

“Tenorman Eddie “Lockjaw” Davis and organist Shirley Scott co-led a popular combo during 1956-60, recording many albums and helping to popularize the idiom. This particular CD finds the quartet (with bassist George Duvivier and drummer Arthur Edgehill) interpreting eight swing standards, alternating ballads with romps. It’s a fine all-around showcase for the accessible group.” – Scott Yanow/AllMusic.

Track listing:
“I Let a Song Go Out of My Heart” (Duke Ellington, Irving Mills, Henry Nemo, John Redmond) – 5:19
“I’ll Never Be The Same” (Gus Kahn, Matty Malneck, Frank Signorelli) – 4:44
“You Stepped Out of a Dream” (Nacio Herb Brown, Kahn) – 4:20
“Old Devil Moon” (E. Y. “Yip” Harburg, Burton Lane) – 4:26
“Too Close for Comfort” (Jerry Bock, Larry Holofcener, George David Weiss) – 4:18
“Body and Soul” (Frank Eyton, Johnny Green, Edward Heyman, Robert Sour) – 4:32
“But Not for Me” (George Gershwin, Ira Gershwin) – 4:10
“Tangerine” (Johnny Mercer, Victor Schertzinger) – 4:53

Eddie “Lockjaw” Davis – tenor saxophone
Shirley Scott – organ
George Duvivier – bass
Arthur Edgehill – drums


Released: 1959
Recorded: September 12, 1958
Van Gelder Studio, Hackensack
Length: 36:20
Label: Prestige
PRLP 7154
Producer: Esmond Edwards