Tough Tenors

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Tough Tenors
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Studio album by The Eddie "Lockjaw" Davis and Johnny Griffin Quintet
Released 1960
Recorded November 4 & 10, 1960
Plaza Sound Studios, New York City
Genre Jazz
Label Jazzland
Producer Orrin Keepnews
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Tough Tenors is an album by saxophonists Eddie "Lockjaw" Davis and Johnny Griffin recorded in 1960 and released on the Jazzland label.[1]


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

The Allmusic site awarded the album 4 stars stating, "Tough Tenors is one of the many amazing jazz recordings from 1960, and will please saxophone fans, Davis/Griffin fans, and anyone who enjoys classic hard bop."[2]

Track listing[edit]

  1. "Tickle Toe" (Lester Young) - 5:30
  2. "Save Your Love for Me" (Buddy Johnson) - 7:09
  3. "Twins" (Eddie "Lockjaw" Davis, Johnny Griffin) - 6:35
  4. "Funky Fluke" (Bennie Green) - 9:16
  5. "Imagination" (Johnny Burke, Jimmy Van Heusen) - 4:29
  6. "Soft Winds" (Benny Goodman, Fletcher Henderson) - 7:17



  1. ^ Johnny Griffin discography accessed July 11, 2012
  2. ^ a b Lankford, Jr., R. D. Allmusic Review accessed July 11, 2012