Unlocked: James Carter on Eddie “Lockjaw” Davis
The hard-swinging tenorman Eddie “Lockjaw” Davis has a new home at the National Jazz Museum where his horn, a collection of rare artifacts and photos from a lifetime in jazz are now on exhibit for the first time. To celebrate we’re bringing together our Founding Director and Senior Scholar Loren Schoenberg and saxophonist James Carter for a night of conversation, rare recordings and a few choice honks, squawks, and buttery growls played on Lockjaw’s own horn.
Meet the Artist:
James Carter is a powerhouse musician and one of the most admired saxophonists of his generation. His music is fueled by deep respect and intimate knowledge of the jazz tradition. The winner multiple Downbeat awards, he also received one of America’s highest cultural awards, The Dr. Alaine Locke Award, given annually to individuals who have provided exemplary service and leadership in the promotion of African-American culture. Carter has performed with the Jazz at Lincoln Center Orchestra, the late Julius Hemphill, Ronald Shannon Jackson, the Charles Mingus Big Band, soprano Kathleen Battle, Aretha Franklin, David Murray, the Art Ensemble of Chicago, Ginger Baker, Sonny Rollins, Dee Dee Bridgewater and many others.