Battle Stations (album)

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Battle Stations
Battle Stations (album).jpg
Studio album by Eddie "Lockjaw" Davis and Johnny Griffin
Released 1960
Recorded September 2, 1960
Studio Van Gelder Studio, Englewood Cliffs
Genre Jazz
Label Prestige
PRLP 7282
Producer Esmond Edwards
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Battle Stations is an album by saxophonists Eddie "Lockjaw" Davis and Johnny Griffin recorded in 1960 and released on the Prestige label.[1]

Professional ratings
Review scores
SourceRating
Down Beat3.5/5 stars[2]
Allmusic3/5 stars[3]

Reception[edit]

The Allmusic site awarded the album 3 stars with the review by Alex Henderson stating, "Battle Stations is an album that fans of heated two-tenor exchanges shouldn't overlook."[3]

Track listing[edit]

  1. "What's Happening" (Fletcher Henderson) – 6:51
  2. "Abundance" (Norman Simmons) – 6:54
  3. "If I Had You" (Jimmy Campbell and Reg Connelly, Ted Shapiro) – 6:45
  4. "63rd Street Theme" (Johnny Griffin) – 7:12
  5. "Pull My Coat" (Richard Evans) – 6:40
  6. "Hey Jim!" (Babs Gonzales, James Moody) – 8:00

Personnel[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Johnny Griffin discography accessed July 10, 2012
  2. ^ Down Beat:December 5, 1963 Vol. 30, No.31
  3. ^ a b Henderson, A. Allmusic Review accessed July 10, 2012