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Description: EDDIE "LOCKJAW" DAVIS
(1922 - 1986) American jazz saxophonist, played early in his career with Cootie Williams, Lucky Millinder, Andy Kirk and Louis Armstrong. He began heading his own groups from 1946, and was with Count Basie's Orchestra and Johhny Griffin on several occasions. After temporarily retiring, Davis rejoined Basie in the Sixties. Scarce D.S. "Eddie Davis", 2pp. legal folio, [n.p., n.d.], a signed American Federation of Musicians carbon contract employing Davis and Harry Edison to appear at the renowned New York jazz club "Fat Tuesday's" for two to three shows per night March 24-29, 1981 for a total of $3,000: "Payable in cash to Artists by conclusion of engagement with draw privileges if requested...". Staples at top left, else very good condition.

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March 30, 2011 11:00 AM EDT

Stamford, CT, US

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