Personnel: Eddie "Lockjaw" Davis (tenor saxophone); Albert Dailey (piano); George Duvivier (bass); Victor Lewis (drums).
Producer: Michael Cuscuna.
Reissue producer: Joel Dorn.
Recorded at CI Recording Studio, New York, New York on January 18, 1979.Originally released on Muse (5202). Includes liner notes by Michael Cuscuna and Joel Dorn.
Digitally remastered by Gene Paul (DB Plus Digital Services, New York, New York).
Eddie "Lockjaw" Davis recorded many albums during the 15 years before his death in 1986; virtually all are recommended. This album is a little-known quartet set with pianist Albert Dailey, bassist George Duvivier and drummer Victor Lewis, Davis' only recording for Muse. Lockjaw had never worked with Dailey or Lewis before but they have little difficulty interpreting the tough-toned tenor's usual repertoire. Highlights of the fine straighathead set include "Just One of Those Things," "Secret Love" and "You Stepped Out of a Dream." ~ Scott Yanow
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