Johnny Griffin-Eddie “Lockjaw” Davis Quintet – Ow! Live at the Penthouse (Reel to Real)

For pure hipness, the Johnny Griffin-Eddie “Lockjaw” Davis Quintet stands among the jazz elite. They were elegant, earthy, brainy, virtuosic and hell-bent on a good time. This historic release, recorded live in Seattle in 1962, finds the tough tenors at their peak. “Blues Up and Down” kicks off the proceedings with sizzling, up-tempo elan —

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