Very Saxy

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Very Saxy
Very Saxy.jpg
Studio album by
RecordedApril 29, 1959
Van Gelder Studio, Hackensack
PR 7167
ProducerEsmond Edwards
Eddie "Lockjaw" Davis chronology
Blow Arnett, Blow
Very Saxy
Jaws in Orbit
Buddy Tate chronology
Swinging Like Tate
Very Saxy
Tate's Date
Professional ratings
Review scores
Penguin Guide to Jazz4/4 stars[1]
Allmusic4/5 stars[2]
The Rolling Stone Jazz Record Guide3/5 stars[3]

Very Saxy is an album by saxophonist Eddie "Lockjaw" Davis with Buddy Tate, Coleman Hawkins and Arnett Cobb recorded in 1959 for the Prestige label.[4]


The Penguin Guide to Jazz selected the album as part of its suggested Core Collection.[1] The Allmusic review awarded the album 4 stars and stated: "a historic and hard-swinging jam session... the four tenors battle it out and the results are quite exciting".[2]

Track listing[edit]

All compositions by Eddie "Lockjaw" Davis and George Duvivier except as indicated

  1. "Very Saxy" - 8:18
  2. "Lester Leaps In" (Lester Young) - 6:15
  3. "Fourmost" (Shirley Scott) - 5:22
  4. "Foot Pattin'" (Duvivier) - 8:53
  5. "Light and Lovely" - 9:55



  1. ^ a b Cook, Richard; Brian Morton (2008) [1992]. "Eddie "Lockjaw" Davis". The Penguin Guide to Jazz Recordings. The Penguin Guide to Jazz (9th ed.). New York: Penguin. p. 338. ISBN 978-0-141-03401-0.
  2. ^ a b Yanow, S. Allmusic Review accessed July 6, 2012.
  3. ^ Swenson, J., ed. (1985). The Rolling Stone Jazz Record Guide. USA: Random House/Rolling Stone. p. 98. ISBN 0-394-72643-X.
  4. ^ Payne, D. Shirley Scott discography, accessed July 6, 2012.