Full performer name: Eddie "Lockjaw" Davis/Buddy Tate/Coleman Hawkins/Arnett Cobb.
Personnel: Eddie "Lockjaw" Davis, Buddy Tate, Coleman Hawkins, Arnett Cobb (tenor saxophone); Shirley Scott (Hammond organ); George Duvivier (bass); Arthur Edgehill (drums).
Recorded at the Van Gelder Studio, Hackensack, New Jersey on April 29, 1959. Originally released on Prestige (7167). Includes original liner notes by Ira Gitler.
Digitally remastered by Phil De Lancie (1990, Fantasy Studios, Berkeley, California).
Personnel: Eddie "Lockjaw" Davis (tenor saxophone); Buddy Tate (tenor saxophone); Coleman Hawkins (tenor saxophone); Arnett Cobb (tenor saxophone); Shirley Scott (Hammond b-3 organ); George Duvivier (bass instrument); Arthur Edgehill (drum).
Tenor saxophonist Eddie "Lockjaw" Davis and his quartet (which includes organist Shirley Scott, bassist George Duvivier and drummer Arthur Edgehill) welcome three immortal tenors (Coleman Hawkins, Arnett Cobb and Buddy Tate) to what became a historic and hard-swinging jam session. On three blues, an original based on the chord changes of "Sweet Georgia Brown" and "Lester Leaps In," the four tenors battle it out and the results are quite exciting. The spirited music on this memorable LP will hopefully be reissued on CD eventually, for the performances live up to their great potential. ~ Scott Yanow