Full performer name: Eddie "Lockjaw" Davis/Johnny Griffin.
Personnel: Eddie "Lockjaw" Davis, Johnny Griffin (tenor saxophone); Junior Mance (piano); Larry Gales (bass); Ben Riley (drums).
Recorded live at Minton's Playhouse, New York, New York on January 6, 1961. Includes liner notes by Crispin Cioe.
Digitally remastered by Phil De Lancie (1998, Fantasy Studios, Berkeley, California).
This duo (tenor saxophonists Eddie "Lockjaw" Davis and Johnny Griffin) made about a dozen LPs together, most for Jazzland and Prestige, and they are all worth investigating. They had a special affinity for pianist Thelonious Monk's music, and while there were other sets which emphasize that better, the Monk pieces ("Straight No Chaser"/"In Walked Bud") included in the program on this live set were among the highlights. ~ Bob Rusch, Cadence