Tough Tenors Again 'n' Again

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Tough Tenors Again 'n' Again
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Studio album by The Eddie "Lockjaw" Davis and Johnny Griffin Quintet
Released 1970
Recorded April 24, 1970
Cornet Studios, Cologne, West Germany
Genre Jazz
Label MPS
Producer Gigi Campi
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Tough Tenors Again 'n' Again is an album by saxophonists Eddie "Lockjaw" Davis and Johnny Griffin recorded in West Germany in 1970 and released on the MPS label.[1]


Professional ratings
Review scores
Allmusic4/5 stars[2]
The Rolling Stone Jazz Record Guide3/5 stars[3]

The Allmusic site awarded the album 4 stars stating, "There is no less fire in this reunion, and Boland's arrangements bring out the best in both tenor saxophonists"[2]

Track listing[edit]

All compositions by Edie "Lockjaw" Davis except as indicated

  1. "Again 'n' Again" (Eddie "Lockjaw" Davis, Johnny Griffin) - 3:29
  2. "Tin Tin Deo" (Gil Fuller, Chano Pozo) - 10:06
  3. "If I Had You" (Irving King, Ted Shapiro) - 4:20
  4. "Jim Dawg" - 8:15
  5. "When We Were One" (Griffin) - 7:47
  6. "Gigi" - 5:58



  1. ^ Johnny Griffin discography accessed July 17, 2012
  2. ^ a b Dryden, K. Allmusic Review accessed July 17, 2012
  3. ^ Swenson, J., ed. (1985). The Rolling Stone Jazz Record Guide. USA: Random House/Rolling Stone. p. 89. ISBN 0-394-72643-X.