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Eddie "Lockjaw" Davis

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March 2, 1922 November 3, 1986


The Eddie "Lockjaw" Davis Quartet perform live in 1985 at Jazzhus Slukefter in Copenhagen.


Eddie "Lockjaw" Davis, tenor sax
Ed Thigpen, drums
Niels Jorgen Steen, piano
Jesper Lundgaard, bass

Perhaps best remembered for his time with the Count Basie Orchestra tenor saxophonist Eddie "Lockjaw" Davis also played with Cootie Williams and Lucky Millinder.

A diverse performer his musical offerings ranged from swing, to hard bop and R&B.

He formed his own group in the mid-'40s billed as "Eddie Davis and His Beboppers" featuring Fats Navarro and later collaborated with both Sonny Stitt and Johnny Griffin.

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