Monday, April 13, 2009

Johnny Griffin, Eddie Lockjaw Davis, & Monk

Here's some hardbop for you! Johnny Griffin and Eddie "Lockjaw" Davis. Two spectacular tenors, now both gone to that great jazz club in the sky. Griffin and Davis were great duo. I have been enjoying Blues Up and Down, and The Tenor Scene for some time. Today I acquired a third recording, Live at Minton's. This set mostly consists of Monk compositions. These guys play as if they left nothing to chance. I have a special spot in my heart for 'Epistrophy'. They are all over this tune.
Johnny Griffin and Eddie Lockjaw Davis/Epistrophy/Live at Minton's
Junior Mance on piano, Larry Gales on drums, Ben Riley on drums.

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