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Paris 1977 [no label, 2CD]

Live at the Espace Cardin, Paris, France; January 23, 1977. Very good FM broadcast.

In 1937, American jazz trumpeter Harry “Sweets” Edison moved to New York and joined the Count Basie Orchestra. His colleagues included Buck Clayton, Lester Young (who named him “Sweets”), Buddy Tate, Freddie Green, Jo Jones, and other original members of that famous band. In a 2003 interview for the National Museum of American History, drummer Elvin Jones explained the origin of Edison’s nickname: “Sweets had so many lady friends, he was such a handsome man. He had all these girls all over him all the time, that’s why they called him Sweets.” “Sweets” Edison came to prominence as a soloist with the Basie Band and as an occasional composer/arranger for the band.He also appeared in the 1944 film Jammin’ the Blues. He passed away in 1999, at the age of 83.

American jazz tenor saxophonist Edward F Davis, known professionally as Eddie “Lockjaw” Davis, played with Cootie Williams, Lucky Millinder, Andy Kirk, Eddie Bonnemere, Louis Armstrong, and Count Basie, as well as leading his own bands and making many recordings as a leader. He played in the swing, bop, hard bop, Latin jazz, and soul jazz genres. Some of his recordings from the 1940s also could be classified as rhythm and blues. He died of cancer at the age of 64 in 1986.

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Thanks to Cosmikd for sharing the show at Dime.

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Les Légendes du Jazz, France Musique, Oct 26 & 27, 2019

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Disc 1
Track 101. Three Little Words (Harry Ruby, Bert Kalmar) 4:17
Track 102. Broadway (Henri Woode, Wilbur H Bird, Teddy McRae) 9:42
Track 103. I’ve Got A Crush On You (George Gershwin, Ira Gershwin) 8:04
Track 104. Quiet Nights Of Quiet Stars (Antônio Carlos Jobim) 4:31
Track 105. Just Friends (John Klenner, Sam M. Lewis) 9:30
Track 106. Lady Is A Tramp (Richard Rodgers, Lorenz Hart) 4:28
Track 107. (This Is The End Of) A Beautiful Friendship (Donald Kahn, Stanley Styne) 5:57
Track 108. Blues In G (Harry ‘Sweets’ Edison) 6:49
54 mins

Disc 2
Track 201. Like Someone In Love (Jimmy Van Heusen, Johnny Burke) 8:05
Track 202. Days Of Wine And Roses (Henry Mancini, Johnny Mercer) 8:50
Track 203. Bye Bye Blackbird (Ray Henderson, Mort Dixon) 9:12
Track 204. But Beautiful (Jimmy Van Heusen, Johnny Burke) 4:38
Track 205. Satin Doll (Duke Ellington, Billy Strayhorn, Johnny Mercer) 7:08
Track 206. Indiana (James Frederick Hanley, Ballard MacDonald) 9:51
Track 207. Blues In C (Eddie ‘Lockjaw’ Davis) 4:39
53 mins

Harry ‘Sweets’ Edison - trumpet
Eddie ‘Lockjaw’ Davis - tenor sax
Gerry Wiggins - piano
Major Holley - bass
Oliver Jackson - drums

  1. 11 Responses to “HARRY ‘SWEETS’ EDISION & EDDIE ‘LOCKJAW’ DAVIS - PARIS 1977”

  2. This is actually good old school jazz . Heavy on horns and piano and light on theatrics ala the hack McLaughlin. Big thumbs up from me . Give this a listen as it has my approval.

    By Smashmouth on Feb 8, 2020

  3. Yes, this is the jazz I grew up with in our house. Basie, Herman, Goodman and their sidemen.

    On the basis that the exception proves the rule, I would agree that John McLaughlin would not add a great deal here.

    By Brian Griffin on Feb 9, 2020

  4. Nearly fifty years old and it was really old fashioned and so dated even then. Bye Bye Blackbird? Puhleeze! This is dreadful and all I hate about old school jazz but at least I don’t have the pomp and arrogance to dictate what other’s should listen to. You can tell Smashie by the number of comments! It doesn’t need anyone’s approval and there is enough here on the site for everyone. THAT is the point of Big O.
    Variety and eclecticism . . . . . . if you like this old fashioned predictable middle of the road lift music then fine but don’t diss those of us who don’t care for it.
    Huge thumbs down from me

    By swappers on Feb 9, 2020

  5. Old school jazz is the only jazz. There is no other jazz.

    By Smashmouth on Feb 10, 2020

  6. Smashy ‘ you’re talking to a seventy year old man who listens to Billie Eilish. Consider the sorce.

    By CJ on Feb 10, 2020

  7. Pardon me I misspelled source .

    By CJ on Feb 10, 2020

  8. How can someone not like this ? Imbeciles here .

    By Don on Feb 10, 2020

  9. Ha ha ha ha ha . . . . I am very broad in my listening and old school jazz is about one of the only exceptions. I like modern jazz as well, 1977 was a year of some favourites from Talking Heads debut to Weather Report’s groundbreaking and top selling ‘Heavy Weather’ the Clash were breaking, Donna Summer heralded the end of disco with a classic Giorgio Moroder produced ‘I Feel Love’, The Sex Pistols were bidding us to God Save The Queen, Peter G was bidding us climb Solsbury Hill and David Bowie produced the revolutionary ‘Low’ with Brian Eno (a main man in my book) again breaking new rules of popular music and there was this old fashioned club jazz playing tired old standards still. Reactionary old bigots like Smasshie can stay stuck in the past by all means just don’t tell others what to listen to or pontificate on your limited taste in music.
    Don’t judge me by my LISTENING to all music and choosing to check out youngsters like Billie Eilish and Dua Lipa, digging Lewis Capaldi and Rag N Bone Man and Lily Allen! I still play Keith Jarrett, Oscar Peterson and Gary Burton too! You know REAL jazz ha ha ha ha ha . . . . . . ;)

    Most recent purchases Emily Barker, Stephen Fretwell, John Prine and Martha Wainwright . . . . . and the beat goes on

    Indeed Don imbeciles EVERYWHERE!

    By swappers on Feb 10, 2020

  10. I stand by my statement. Call it something else fine , but don’t use the word Jazz. It’s not jazz .

    By Scaromouch on Feb 10, 2020

  11. An insult to legends like Davis ( pre bitches brew ) Coltrane ‘ Monk ‘ Montgomery ‘ Parker ‘ Ellington ‘ Armstrong etc . All the true greats .

    By Scaromouch on Feb 10, 2020

  12. My mistake. I signed the name of one of your trolls here by mistake. My apologies. Was reading an earlier post and saw his amusing comment

    By Smashmouth on Feb 10, 2020

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