The Tenor Scene

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The Tenor Scene
The Tenor Scene.jpg
Live album by The Eddie "Lockjaw" Davis and Johnny Griffin Quintet
Released 1961
Recorded January 6, 1961
Minton's Playhouse, New York City
Genre Jazz
Label Prestige
PRLP 7191
Producer Esmond Edwards
Eddie "Lockjaw" Davis chronology
The First Set
(1961)The First Set1961
The Tenor Scene
The Late Show
(1961)The Late Show1961
Johnny Griffin chronology
The First Set
(1961) The First Set1961
The Tenor Scene
(1961) The Tenor Scene1961
The Late Show
(1961) The Late Show1961

The Tenor Scene (also released as The Breakfast Show) is a live album by saxophonists Eddie "Lockjaw" Davis and Johnny Griffin recorded at Minton's Playhouse in 1961 and released on the Prestige label.[1]


Professional ratings
Review scores
Source Rating
Allmusic 3/5 stars[2]
The Rolling Stone Jazz Record Guide 4/5 stars[3]

The Allmusic site awarded the album 3 stars with the review by Scott Yanow stating, "The straight-ahead music contains plenty of sparks; this was a classic group."[2]

Track listing[edit]

  1. "Light and Lovely" (Eddie "Lockjaw" Davis, George Duvivier) - 11:33
  2. "Straight, No Chaser" (Thelonious Monk) - 10:03
  3. "Woody 'N You" (Dizzy Gillespie) - 7:20
  4. "Bingo Domingo" (Eddie "Lockjaw" Davis) - 4:33
  5. "I'll Remember April" (Gene de Paul, Patricia Johnston, Don Raye) - 9:29



  1. ^ Johnny Griffin discography accessed July 11, 2012
  2. ^ a b Yanow, S. Allmusic Review accessed March 06, 2016
  3. ^ Swenson, J. (Editor) (1985). The Rolling Stone Jazz Record Guide. USA: Random House/Rolling Stone. p. 89. ISBN 0-394-72643-X.