Trane Whistle

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Trane Whistle
Trane Whistle.jpg
Studio album by Eddie "Lockjaw" Davis Big Band
Released 1960
Recorded September 20, 1960
Van Gelder Studio, Englewood Cliffs
Genre Jazz
Label Prestige
PR 7206
Producer Esmond Edwards
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Trane Whistle is an album by saxophonist Eddie "Lockjaw" Davis' Big Band with arrangements by Oliver Nelson and Ernie Wilkins recorded in 1960 and released on the Prestige label.[1]


Professional ratings
Review scores
Source Rating
Allmusic 4.5/5 stars[2]
Down Beat 3/5 stars[3]

The Allmusic site awarded the album 4½ stars stating "Most significant is the inclusion of the original version of "Stolen Moments" (here called "The Stolen Moment" and predating the more famous Oliver Nelson recording by several months)".[2]

In his February 1, 1962 review for Down Beat magazine Richard B. Hadlock wrote: "Perhaps the most significant aspect of this set is saxophonist Nelson's debut as a big-band arranger on four tracks."

Track listing[edit]

All compositions and arrangements by Oliver Nelson except as indicated

  1. "Trane Whistle" - 6:19
  2. "Whole Nelson" - 3:35
  3. "You Are Too Beautiful" (Lorenz Hart, Richard Rodgers) - 5:11 (arr. by Ernie Wilkins)
  4. "The Stolen Moment" - 7:54
  5. "Walk Away" - 5:27
  6. "Jaws" (Eddie "Lockjaw" Davis) - 4:36 (arr. by Ernie Wilkins)



  1. ^ Payne, D. Oliver Nelson discography accessed July 11, 2012
  2. ^ a b Yanow, S. Allmusic Review accessed July 11, 2012
  3. ^ Down Beat: February 1, 1962 vol. 29, no. 3