Reissue of the 1961 classic debut album by the American jazz tenor saxophonist. Booker Ervin was one of jazz's biggest what-if's; he died young, at 39, from kidney disease, right as he was hitting another wave of sonic experiments. 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.

Booker Ervin - The Book Cooks

Mus000686537
Vinyl 03 2021
£ 20.89
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Number of Discs
1
Release Date
10/12/2021
Artist
Booker Ervin
format
Vinyl / 12" Album
Label / Studio
BMG Rights Management

Reissue of the 1961 classic debut album by the American jazz tenor saxophonist. Booker Ervin was one of jazz's biggest what-if's; he died young, at 39, from kidney disease, right as he was hitting another wave of sonic experiments. 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.

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Album
The Book Cooks
Publisher
ADA
Main Format
Vinyl
Explicit Lyrics
No
Keyword Index
The Book Cooks | Booker Ervin
Catalogue Number
4050538681697

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