Davis Cup (album)

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Davis Cup
Davis Cup (album).jpg
Studio album by
ReleasedJune 1960[1]
RecordedAugust 2, 1959
StudioVan Gelder Studio, Englewood Cliffs
GenreHard bop jazz
LabelBlue Note
BST 84018
ProducerAlfred Lion
Walter Davis Jr. chronology
Davis Cup
Night Song

Davis Cup is the debut album by American pianist Walter Davis Jr. featuring performances recorded in 1959 and released on the Blue Note label in 1960.[2] It would be his only effort for the label and one of the few recordings where he figured as the leader.


Professional ratings
Review scores
AllMusic4.5/5 stars[3]

In his review for AllMusic, Stephen Thomas Erlewine says: "Walter Davis Jr.'s debut record as a leader for Blue Note is a terrific hard bop session, a driving collection of six original tunes that emphasize the strengths not only of the pianist himself, but also his supporting band... It all adds up to a wonderful straight-ahead hard bop date, one that's so good it's a wonder that Davis didn't receive another chance to lead a session until 1979.[3]

Track listing[edit]

All compositions by Walter Davis Jr.
  1. "'Smake It" – 5:08
  2. "Loodle-Lot" – 5:58
  3. "Sweetness" – 8:14
  4. "Rhumba Nhumba" – 6:59
  5. "Minor Mind" – 6:26
  6. "Millie's Delight" – 5:06



  1. ^ Schwann Stereo Record Guide, 1966
  2. ^ Blue Note discography accessed October 11, 2010
  3. ^ a b Erlewine, S. T. Allmusic Review accessed October 11, 2010