Fats Navarro on Savoy(2)

January 10.2017

Photo above of Eddie "Lockjaw" Davis

Photo above of Eddie “Lockjaw” Davis

Fats Navarro recorded eight tunes with Eddie ‘Lockjaw’ Davis and His Beboppers in December 1946.

In those days Davis was a hard-blowing and steeped in the honking Harlem jump-band tradition.

It is unknown why Teddy Reig produced Eddie “Lockjaw” Davis as a leader.

Interestingly, Al Haig led a rhythm section.

Tadd Dameron and Fats Navarro

Photo above of Tadd Dameron and Fats Navarro

All tunes are credited to Eddie ‘Lockjaw’ Davis, and seem to be primarily head arrangements.

I noticed that some titles named an medical terms.

Accoding to Teddy Reig the medical terms in some of the titles was Herman Lubinsky’s idea.

Herman Lubinsky was founder of Savoy Records.

Photo above of Herman Lubinsky

Photo above of Herman Lubinsky

In January 1947, Fats made his leader recording as Fats Navarro and His Thin Men.

At that time he had been beginning the partnerships with pianist and arranger Tadd Dameron.

The band also featured Leo Parker on baritone saxophone rather than alto saxophone or tenor.

Here is Eddie Davis And His Beboppers with Fats Navarro play “Calling Dr. Jazz”.

Here is Eddie Davis And His Beboppers with Fats Navarro play “Hollerin’ And Screamin”.

Here is Eddie Davis And His Beboppers with Fats Navarro play “Maternity”.

Here is Eddie Davis And His Beboppers with Fats Navarro play “Spinal”.

Here is Fats Navarro & His Thin Men play “Ice Freezes Red”(1947).

Here is Fats Navarro & His Thin Men play “Goin’ to Minton’s”(1947).

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