Smokin' (Eddie "Lockjaw" Davis album)

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Smokin'
Studio album by Eddie "Lockjaw" Davis with Shirley Scott
Released 1964
Recorded September 12 and December 5, 1958
Van Gelder Studio, Hackensack
Genre Jazz
Length 35:04
Label Prestige
PRLP 7301
Producer Esmond Edwards
Eddie "Lockjaw" Davis chronology
The Eddie "Lockjaw" Davis Cookbook Volume 3
(1958)
Smokin'
(1958)
Blow Arnett, Blow
(1959)
Shirley Scott chronology
The Eddie "Lockjaw" Davis Cookbook Volume 3
(1958)
Smokin'
(1958)
Scottie Plays the Duke
(1959)

Smokin' is an album by saxophonist Eddie "Lockjaw" Davis with organist Shirley Scott recorded in 1958 for the Prestige label.[1]

Reception[edit]

Professional ratings
Review scores
Source Rating
Allmusic 4/5 stars[2]

The Allmusic review by Scott Yanow states, "Together the group swings hard on basic originals, blues and an occasional ballad, showing why this type of accessible band was so popular during the era".[2]

Track listing[edit]

All compositions by Eddie "Lockjaw" Davis except as indicated

  1. "Pots and Pans" - 6:13
  2. "It's a Blue World" (George Forrest, Robert Wright) - 6:04
  3. "Blue Lou" (Irving Mills, Edgar Sampson) - 5:13
  4. "Pennies from Heaven" (Johnny Burke, Arthur Johnston) - 3:27
  5. "High Fly" (Randy Weston) - 5:28
  6. "Smoke This" - 5:01
  7. "Jaws" - 3:38

Personnel[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Payne, D. Shirley Scott discography accessed July 9, 2012
  2. ^ a b Yanow, S. Allmusic Review accessed July 9, 2012