Booker Ervin - The Song Book (200g)
Booker Ervin - The Song Book (200g)
Booker Ervin - The Song Book (200g)
Booker Ervin - The Song Book (200g)

Booker Ervin - The Song Book (200g)

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Booker Ervin, tenor saxophone [click here to see more vinyl featuring Booker Ervin]

Tommy Flanagan, piano [click here to see more vinyl featuring Tommy Flanagan]

Richard Davis, bass

Alan Dawson, drums



1 LP,  tip-on jackets on thick cardboard stock

Limited edition

Original analog Master tape : YES

Heavy Press : 200g

Record color : black

Speed : 33RPM

Size : 12”



Record Press : Quality Record Pressings

Label : Analogue Productions

Original Label :  Prestige

Recorded  in Englewood Cliffs, NJ; February 27, 1964 by Rudy van Gelder

Produced by Don Schlitten

Remastered by Kevin Gray at Cohearent Audio

Originally released in 1964

Reissued in 2017




Side A:

  1. The Lamp Is Low
  2. Come Sunday
  3. All The Things You Are

Side B:

  1. Just Friends
  2. Yesterdays
  3. Our Love Is Here To Stay


Reviews :

“The second in tenor saxophonist Booker Ervin's Book series, this CD reissue may seem a bit more conservative than the others due to the inclusion of six standards (including "Come Sunday," "All the Things You Are" and "Just Friends"), but Ervin and his quartet (with pianist Tommy Flanagan, bassist Richard Davis and drummer Alan Dawson) come up with fresh interpretations of the warhorses. Booker Ervin never sounded like anyone else.” AllMusic Review by Scott Yanow

Of Booker Ervin's nine Prestige albums, this one is special because it presents him exclusively in the contexts of standard songs. Ervin's aggressiveness, his ferocity, his incomparable Texas spaciousness of sound and style, are undiminished. But the compositions provide familiar guideposts by which to track his explorations, which were unfailingly full of adventure and daring. In his only recorded appearance with Ervin, pianist Tommy Flanagan balances the music with his customary elegance. On bass and drums are Ervin's frequent recording companions Richard Davis and Alan Dawson.


Ratings :

AllMusic :  4 / 5 ,  Discogs :  4.56  / 5

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