Goin' to the Meeting

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Goin' to the Meeting
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Studio album by Eddie "Lockjaw" Davis
Released 1962
Recorded May 1, 1962
Van Gelder Studio, Englewood Cliffs
Genre Jazz
Label Prestige
PRLP 7242
Producer Esmond Edwards
Eddie "Lockjaw" Davis chronology
Goin' to the Meeting
I Only Have Eyes for You

Goin' to the Meeting is an album by saxophonist Eddie "Lockjaw" Davis recorded in 1962 for the Prestige label.[1]


Professional ratings
Review scores
Source Rating
Down Beat 2/5 stars[2]
Allmusic 4/5 stars[3]

The Allmusic review states, "Goin' to the Meetin showcases Horace Parlan in a way even his Blue Note records didn't. While Davis appears to be the leader because of his beat generation bluesed-out swing in the solos and brief melodic statements, it's Parlan, on the title track, "Pass the Hat," and "Night and Day," who carries the tunes and turns them into a very sophisticated and subtle kind of jazz that allows for both the simplicity of a raw-toned, grooved-out blues statement and simultaneously created the space for a harmonic improvisation that employed counterpoint and intervallic architecture for the rhythm section. Parlan's own soloing is nothing less than soulful, but it is considerably more than soul he's playing. Moreover, Parlan is laying down the sophistication evidenced in the post-bop and modal playing of both Bill Evans and Horace Silver".[3]

Track listing[edit]

All compositions by Eddie "Lockjaw" Davis except as indicated

  1. "Goin' to Meetin'" - 5:25
  2. "People Will Say We're in Love" (Oscar Hammerstein II, Richard Rodgers) - 3:01
  3. "Night and Day" (Cole Porter) - 4:57
  4. "Pass the Hat" - 3:38
  5. "Yes, Yes" - 3:44
  6. "Please Send Me Someone to Love" (Percy Mayfield) - 3:56
  7. "Love Is Here to Stay" (George Gershwin, Ira Gershwin) - 2:33
  8. "Oh Babee" - 5:31
  9. "Little Cougar" - 4:14



  1. ^ Prestige Records discography accessed July 13, 2012
  2. ^ Down Beat: April 25, 1963 Vol. 30, No. 10
  3. ^ a b Jurek, T. Allmusic Review accessed July 13, 2012