Magazine article IAJRC Journal

Six Classic Albums

Magazine article IAJRC Journal

Six Classic Albums

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Booker Ervin

Six Classic Albums

Real Gone Jazz RGJCD335

Booker Ervin: The Book Cooks (Bethlehem BCP6048)

Tommy Turrentine (tp) Booker Ervin. Zoot Sims (ts) Tommy Flanagan (p) George Tucker (b) Dannie Richmond (d). NYC, April 6, 1960

The Blue Book/Git It/Little Jane/The Book Cooks/Largo/Poor Butterfly

Booker Ervin: Cookin' (Savoy MG12154)

Richard Williams (tp) Booker Ervin (ts) Horace Parian (p) George Tucker (b) Dannie Richmond (d). Newark, NJ, November 26, 1960

Dee Da Do/Mr Wiggles/You Don't Know What Love Is/Down In The Dumps/ Well, Well/Autumn Leaves

Booker Ervin: That's It (Candid CJM 804)

Booker Ervin (ts) Horace Parian fas Felix Krull] (p) George Tucker (b) Al Harewood (d). NYC, June 6, 1961

Mojo/Uranus/Poinciana/Speak Low/Booker's Blues/Boo

Teddy Charles New Directions Quartet: Metronome Presents Jazz In the Museum of Modern Art (Warwick W2033)

Teddy Charles (vbs) Mal Waldron (p) Addison Farmer (b) Ed Shaughnessy (d). Guest stars Booker Little (tp) and Booker Ervin (ts) where indicated, Museum of Modern Art, NYC August 25, 1960

Scoochie (BL, BE)/Cycles(BL, BE)/Embraceable You/Blues De Tambour (BL)/Take Three Parts Jazz: Route 4-Lyriste-Father George/The Confined Few (BL, BE)

Horace Parlan: Up and Down (Blue Note BLP 4082/BST 84082)

Booker Ervin (ts) Grant Green (g) Horace Parian (p) George Tucker (b) Al Harewood (d). Englewood Cliffs, NJ, June 27, 1961

The Book's Beat/Up And Down/Fugee/The Other Side Of Town/Lonely One/Light Blue

Mal Waldron: The Quest (New Jazz NJ8269)

Eric Dolphy (as, cl) Booker Ervin (ts) Ron Carter (cello) Mai Waldron (p) Joe Benjamin (b) Charlie Persip (d). Englewood Cliffs, NJ, June 27, 1961

Status Seeking/Duquility/Thirteen/We Didn't/Warm Canto (BE out)/Warp and Woof/Fire Waltz

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Tenor saxophonist Booker Ervin first recorded with the R&B outfit of Ernie Fields but In 1956, upon the recommendation of reedman Shafi Hadi and pianist Horace Parlan, was hired by Charles Mingus. For the next seven years, Ervin was associated off and on with Mingus and took part in some of that remarkable musician's most celebrated recordings.

Ervin is usually thought of as being in the tradition of the "Texas Tenors." He had an intense and passionate style, hard swinging and sometimes influenced by blues or gospel elements. …

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