Subject: I have found a CD that I think you would enjoy
|Eddie Lockjaw Davis|
Genres: World Music, Jazz, Pop, Latin Music
Jazzcat | Genoa, Italy Italy | 09/18/2004
(5 out of 5 stars)
"Try to "bite" this cd and let me know what you think about it! Jaws is universally considered a very good tenor from the sixties in the mainstream category. But I think he is really underrated. Very good is not enough. He was huge! This cd is a geat album and if you'll buy it you'll thank me. This is a "latin", "afro-cuban" project, you can easily understand it reading the line up. Ray Barretto is involved with his full percussion section. There's a lot of drive. The opener is a wild minor blues in c where "Afro-jazz" the closing number is another wild blues but major this time. "Guanco lament", "Jazz-a-samba" and "Alma alegre" are originals by Gil Lopez, then we have two standards "Star eyes" which begins slow and gain speed after the first chorus and "Tin tin deo" from Dizzie Gillespie's songbook. Even if nothing in the Jaws's background link him with this kind of "cuban" material he plays here with great attitude. He's simply always interesting. "Afro jaws" is an extremely good album. Buy it and go deep in it with your teeth."