Tough Tenor Favorites

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Tough Tenor Favorites
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Studio album by The Eddie "Lockjaw" Davis and Johnny Griffin Quintet
Released 1962
Recorded February 5, 1962
New York City
Genre Jazz
Label Jazzland
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Professional ratings
Review scores
Source Rating
Allmusic 4/5 stars[1]

Tough Tenor Favorites is an album by saxophonists Eddie "Lockjaw" Davis and Johnny Griffin recorded in 1962 and released on the Jazzland label.[2]


The Allmusic site awarded the album 4 stars stating "Johnny Griffin and Eddie "Lockjaw" Davis, the two "tough tenors" in question, always made for an exciting team... The main winner in these fiery tenor "battles" is the listener".[1]

Track listing[edit]

  1. "Bahia" (Ary Barroso)
  2. "Blue Lou" (Irving Mills, Edgar Sampson)
  3. "How Am I to Know?" (Jack King)
  4. "Ow!" (Dizzy Gillespie)
  5. "I Wished on the Moon" (Dorothy Parker, Ralph Rainger)
  6. "Tin Tin Deo" (Gil Fuller, Dizzy Gillespie, Chano Pozo)
  7. "From This Moment On" (Cole Porter)



  1. ^ a b Yanow, S. Allmusic Review accessed October 25, 2012
  2. ^ Johnny Griffin discography accessed October 25, 2012