Booker Ervin The Book Cooks 180g LP

Booker Ervin

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Reissue Of The 1961 Classic On 180g Vinyl LP!
Debut Album by Jazz Tenor Saxophonist!

Reissue of the 1961 classic debut album by the American Jazz tenor saxophonist Booker Ervin. Ervin was one of jazz's biggest what-ifs; he died young, at 39, from kidney disease, right as he was hitting another wave of sonic experimentation. He was a tenor who played the blues like they emanated from deep inside him, taking inspiration from field hollers as much as bebop. He got compared to Coltrane - who made a lot of similar playing decisions - but he had a different way of playing his blues. His debut LP, The Book Cooks, shows he arrived on the solo scene essentially fully formed; he'd change towards the end of the '60s, but this LP was a roadmap for him for the first part of his bandleader career.


  • 180g Vinyl LP
  • 2013 Remastered Version
  • Made in CZ


Booker Ervin tenor sax
Zoot Sims tenor sax
Tommy Turrentine trumpet
Tommy Flanagan piano
Dannie Richmond drums
George Tucker bass


Side A:

  1. The Blue Book
  2. Git It
  3. Little Jane

Side B:

  1. The Book Cooks
  2. Largo
  3. Poor Butterfly

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