Eddie “Lockjaw” Davis
Edward Davis (March 2, 1922–November 3, 1986), who performed and recorded as Eddie “Lockjaw” Davis, was an American jazz tenor saxophonist.
He played with Cootie Williams, Lucky Millinder, Andy Kirk, 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 of the 1940s also could be classified as rhythm and blues.
Eddie “Lockjaw” Davis was a pioneer of the tenor-and-organ combo, between 1955-60, he toured and recorded with a unit featuring Shirley Scott on the Hammond B3. His Very Saxy album is a must have.