Booker Ervin – The Song Book

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The Song Book is an album by American jazz saxophonist Booker Ervin featuring performances recorded in 1964 for the Prestige label.

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. (Scott Yanow/AllMusic).



Track listing:
“The Lamp Is Low” (Peter de Rose, Mitchell Parish, Maurice Ravel, Bert Shefter) – 7:16
“Come Sunday” (Duke Ellington) – 5:39
“All the Things You Are” (Oscar Hammerstein II, Jerome Kern) – 5:21
“Just Friends” (John Klenner, Sam M. Lewis) – 5:56
“Yesterdays” (Otto Harbach, Jerome Kern) – 7:44
“Love Is Here to Stay” (George Gershwin, Ira Gershwin) – 6:27

Booker Ervin – tenor saxophone
Tommy Flanagan – piano
Richard Davis – bass
Alan Dawson – drums


Released: July 1964
Recorded: February 27, 1964
Studio: Van Gelder Studio, Englewood Cliffs, NJ
Length: 38:23
Label: Prestige
PRLP 7318
Producer: Don Schlitten