From virtually the beginning of his career, Eddie “Lockjaw” Davis achieved one of the main goals of all jazz musicians: to have his own sound. One can always identify “Jaws” within two or three notes. Was he a bop, swing, hard bop or early R&B improviser? Duke Ellington’s phrase of “beyond category” perfectly fit “Jaws” because his highly individual voice was always quite unique and stood apart from anyone else.
Eddie “Lockjaw” Davis (ts), Niels Jørgen Steen (p), Jesper Lundgaard (b), Ed Thigpen (dr)
Recorded Summer 1985