Very Saxy

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Very Saxy
Very Saxy.jpg
Studio album by Eddie "Lockjaw" Davis with Buddy Tate, Coleman Hawkins and Arnett Cobb
Released 1959
Recorded April 29, 1959
Van Gelder Studio, Hackensack
Genre Jazz
Length 38:27
Label Prestige
PR 7167
Producer Esmond Edwards
Eddie "Lockjaw" Davis chronology
Blow Arnett, Blow
(1959)Blow Arnett, Blow1959
Very Saxy
Jaws in Orbit
(1959)Jaws in Orbit1959
Buddy Tate chronology
Swinging Like Tate
(1958) Swinging Like Tate1958
Very Saxy
(1959) String Module Error: Match not found1959
Tate's Date
(1959) Tate's Date1959
Professional ratings
Review scores
Source Rating
Penguin Guide to Jazz 4/4 stars[1]
Allmusic 4/5 stars[2]
The Rolling Stone Jazz Record Guide 3/5 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. (Editor) (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.