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Booker Ervin
The Freedom Book | 200g Analogue Productions reissue

Analogue Productions / Prestige

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  • Limited Edition 200 gram LP
  • Part of the ultimate audiophile Prestige stereo reissues from Analogue Productions — 25 of the most collectible, rarest, most audiophile-sounding Rudy Van Gelder recordings ever made. All cut at 33 1/3.
  • All mastered from the original analog master tapes by mastering maestro Kevin Gray. 200-gram LPs pressed at Acoustic Sounds' state-of-the-art pressing plant, Quality Record Pressings, plated by Gary Salstrom.
  • Deep groove label pressings, tip-on jackets on thick cardboard stock.

    Booker Telleferro Ervin II (1930 - 1970) was an American tenor saxophone player. His tenor playing was characterised by a strong, tough sound and blues/gospel phrasing. He is best known for his association with bassist Charles Mingus.

    “Booker Ervin's recordings with Charles Mingus and Randy Weston brought him good reviews and a bit of notoriety. But it was his series of Song Books for Prestige Records that broadcast the stentorian announcement that a jazz orator of gigantic stature had arrived.

    Ervin's tenor saxophone sound was haunted by the loneliness and spaciousness of the Texas plains where he was raised. The Southwest moan was an integral part of his playing. But his style went beyond the classic Texas tenor tradition to incorporate the intricacies of bebop and suggestions of the free jazz that was initiating one of the periods of self-renewal that keeps jazz fresh and interesting.

    The Freedom Book, recorded at the end of 1963, was one of Ervin's masterpieces. He is abetted by the power and drive of Jaki Byard, Richard Davis, and Alan Dawson.” – Acoustic Sounds


    • Booker Ervin, tenor sax
    • Jaki Byard, piano
    • Richard Davis, bass
    • Alan Dawson, drums


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    Booker Ervin


    The Freedom Book


    Analogue Productions / Prestige


    Vinyl, LP, Album, Limited Edition, Reissue, Remastered, Stereo



    Release Date:

    This reissue: 2016 | Original: 1963




    Hard Bop

    Catalog No:

    APRJ 7295