“Although a Mosaic box set claims to have all of Charles Mingus’s Candid recordings, this CD, in addition to four duplications from the box, contains three alternate takes not included elsewhere: “Body and Soul” (featuring [More]
Gumbo! is an album by saxophonists Pony Poindexter and Booker Ervin which was released on the Prestige label in 1963. The 1999 CD reissue added eight unreleased selections from earlier sessions, three led by Poindexter [More]
“At an overbooked all-star saxophone concert held in 1965 Berlin, the musicians were supposed to only play for 15 minutes. Tenor saxophonist Booker Ervin protested against the restrictive situation by performing the intense and stirring [More]
Hip Cake Walk is an album by organist Don Patterson recorded in 1964 and released on the Prestige label. “Organist Don Patterson went through a richly productive period in the ’60s, fashioning a fortress of [More]
Up & Down is an album by American jazz pianist Horace Parlan featuring performances recorded in 1961 and released on the Blue Note label. “By adding guitarist Grant Green and tenor saxophonist Booker Ervin to [More]
Patterson’s People is an album by organist Don Patterson recorded in 1964 and released on the Prestige label. “It’s classic stuff.” – Scott Yanow/AllMusic. Track listing: All compositions by  except as noted “Love Me with [More]
The Blues Book is an album by American jazz saxophonist Booker Ervin featuring performances recorded in 1964 for the Prestige label. The Allmusic review by Scott Yanow awarded the album 4½ stars and stated “The [More]
Mingus Dynasty is a jazz album by Charles Mingus, recorded in 1959 for Columbia Records. It is the companion album to his other 1959 record, Mingus Ah Um, and was inducted in the Grammy Hall [More]
That’s It! is an album by American jazz saxophonist Booker Ervin featuring performances recorded in 1961 for the Candid label. AllMuѕіс Review by Sсоtt Yаnоw:  Bооkеr Ervіn, who аlwауѕ had a very unique ѕоund оn [More]
Jazz Portraits  is a live album by jazz bassist and composer Charles Mingus recorded in 1959 and released on the United Artists label. The original release was titled Jazz Portraits and a subsequent edition titled [More]