Jawbreakers (album)

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Studio album by Eddie "Lockjaw" Davis and Harry "Sweets" Edison
Released 1962
Recorded April 18, 1962
New York City
Genre Jazz
Label Riverside
Producer Orrin Keepnews
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Jawbreakers is an album by saxophonist Eddie "Lockjaw" Davis and trumpeter Harry "Sweets" Edison recorded in 1962 and released on the Riverside label.[1]


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

The Allmusic site awarded the album 3 stars with the review by Scott Yanow stating, "Harry "Sweets" Edison and Eddie "Lockjaw" Davis always made for a logical combination for both had immediately recognizable sounds and could say an awful lot with one note... Easily recommended to straightahead jazz fans as are the later Sweets-Lockjaw recordings".[2]

Track listing[edit]

All compositions by Harry "Sweets" Edison except as indicated

  1. "Oo-Ee!" - 5:15
  2. "Broadway" (Billy Bird, Teddy McRae, Henri Woode) - 5:20
  3. "Jawbreakers" - 6:36
  4. "Four" (Eddie "Cleanhead" Vinson) - 3:36
  5. "Moolah" - 4:39
  6. "A Gal in Calico" (Leo Robin, Arthur Schwartz) - 4:43
  7. "I've Got a Crush on You" (George Gershwin, Ira Gershwin) - 5:55
  8. "Close Your Eyes" (Bernice Petkere) - 5:34



  1. ^ Riverside Records discography accessed July 13, 2012
  2. ^ a b Yanow, S. Allmusic Review accessed July 12, 2012