Booker Ervin: Exultation! (1963) Prestige

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Under-rated Tenors Series: Booker Ervin Selection: No Land’s Man (Perkins) – Artists Frank Strozier (alto sax) Booker Ervin (tenor sax) Horace Parlan (piano) Butch Warren (bass) Walter Perkins (drums) recorded Rudy Van Gelder Studio, Englewood Cliffs, NJ, June 19, 1963 … Continue reading

Ebaywatch; Night of the Dealers?

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I expect some of you were watching the closing evening yesterday of the Danish Ebay seller  Cross_Road_Blues (Score 4279) auction. 234 superb vintage jazz LPs, including some of the most desirable Blue Notes, all in excellent or near mint condition Here’s … Continue reading

Booker Ervin: Back From The Gig (1963/68) Blue Note / UA

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Selection: Home in Africa (Ronnie Boykins) The track selection Home in Africa is credited to Ronnie Boykins, best known as Sun Ra’s bass player, one more at Home in Outer Space. Artists: Johnny Coles (trumpet) Booker Ervin (tenor saxophone) Horace Parlan (piano) Grant … Continue reading

Booker Ervin: Groovin’ High (1963/4) Prestige

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Selection 1: Groovin’ High (Gillespie)  solos: Carmel Jones (t) Gildo Mahones (p) Selection 2: The Second #2 (first outing for the signature track from The Space Book but taken at an even brisker pace) Artists Booker Ervin (ts) Jaki Byard or Gildo Mahones (p) Richard Davis (b) Alan Dawson … Continue reading

Booker Ervin: Setting The Pace (1965) Fantasy

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Selection: Dexter’s Deck Not exactly difficult choice, since there are only two tracks on the whole album, side one and side two. Artists Booker Ervin, Dexter Gordon (ts) Jaki Byard (p) Reggie Workman (b) Alan Dawson (d recorded Munich, West … Continue reading

Booker Ervin: That’s it! (1961) Candid

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Selection 1 High Energy: Speak Low (Nash Weill) Selection 2 Languid Mood: Uranus (Ervin) Artists: Booker Ervin (ts) Horace Parlan – listed as Felix Krull nom-de-date (p)  George Tucker (b), Al Harewood (d) recorded at Nola Penthouse Sound Studios, New … Continue reading

Roy Haynes Booker Ervin Cracklin’ (1963) eh?

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Track Selection: Dorian “Dorian”, an electrifying modal jazz composition, credited to Haynes’ pianist Ronnie Mathews, sounds as fresh and modern today as it did 1963. Artists Booker Ervin (ts) Ronnie Mathews (p) Larry Ridley (b) Roy Haynes (d) recorded Rudy Van Gelder Studio, Englewood … Continue reading

Booker Ervin The Blues Book (1964) UK

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Track Selection: One for Mort Everyone booked for speeding before the finish of this track Artists Carmell Jones (tp) Booker Ervin (ts) Gildo Mahones (p) Richard Davis (b) Alan Dawson (d) Rudy Van Gelder Studio, Englewood Cliffs, NJ, June 30, 1964 Music The Blues Book … Continue reading

Booker Ervin The Song Book (1964) Prestige

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Track Selection: The Lamp is Low A jazz standard, adapted apparently from Pavane pour une infante défunte by Maurice Ravel. My Ravel is a bit …ahem…rusty apart from his dum dadda da dum so I’ll take the liner notes at their word. Artists Booker Ervin … Continue reading

Booker Ervin Space Book (1964) Prestige

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Track Selection: Number Two Artists Booker Ervin (ts) Jaki Byard (p) Richard Davis (b) Alan Dawson (d) recorded Rudy Van Gelder Studio, Englewood Cliffs, NJ, October 2, 1964 Music An Amazon reviewer of Space Book (Evil Silver Disk Edition) chose good words and … Continue reading

Booker Ervin: The In Between (1968) Liberty/Blue Note

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  Track Selection 1. Tyra (Ervin) A dark, minor key swinger. Delicious. One of my five-a-day. Track Selection 2. The In Between (Ervin) Nervous energy and tension maintained by hard-driving percussion, Ervin in top form. (Did I hear someone say … Continue reading

Booker Ervin The Space Book (1964)

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Track Selection: Mojo Artists Booker Ervin (ts) Jaki Byard (p) Richard Davis (b) Alan Dawson (d) recorded Rudy Van Gelder Studio, Englewood Cliffs, NJ, October 2, 1964 Music: Ervin, fresh from a seven-year stint with Mingus, continued to grow musically more adventurous in the mid Sixties. A … Continue reading

Booker Ervin Freedom Book (1963) Prestige

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Standout Track: A day To Mourn (Ervin) An emotionally charged ballad written shortly after the assassination of JFK. Artists Booker Ervin (ts) Jaki Byard (p) Richard Davis (b) Alan Dawson (d) recorded Rudy Van Gelder Studio, Englewood Cliffs, NJ, December 3, 1963 Music … Continue reading