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Booker Ervin - The Book Cooks FLAC album

Performer: Booker Ervin
Genre: Jazz
Title: The Book Cooks
Country: US
Released: 2004
FLAC version ZIP size: 1981 mb
MP3 version ZIP size: 1475 mb
WMA version ZIP size: 1985 mb
Rating: 4.1
Votes: 854
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Complete your Booker Ervin collection. The Book Cooks ‎(CD, Album, RE, RM). Bethlehem Records, Bethlehem Records. TOCJ-62062, BCP-6048.

Booker Ervin's debut as a leader teamed the intense tenor saxophonist with fellow tenor Zoot Sims (one will have little difficulty telling the cool-toned Zoot apart from Booker), trumpeter Tommy Turrentine, pianist Tommy Flanagan, bassist George Tucker and drummer Dannie Richmond.

Classic Ervin, Vol. 1: The Book Cooks - Booker Ervin. Открывайте новую музыку каждый день. Лента с персональными рекомендациями и музыкальными новинками, радио, подборки на любой вкус, удобное управление своей коллекцией. Миллионы композиций бесплатно и в хорошем качестве.

Tracklist: 1. The Blue Book, 2. Git It, 3. Little Jane, 4. The Book Cooks, 5. Largo, 6. Poor Butterfly. More albums from Booker Ervin: Down In The Dumps by Booker Ervin. Tex Book Tenor by Booker Ervin. Setting The Pace by Booker Ervin. The Song Book by Booker Ervin. Hip Cake Walk by Booker Ervin. The Space Book by Booker Ervin. Metronome Presents Jazz In The Garden At The Museum Of Modern Art by Booker Ervin. Gumbo! by Booker Ervin.

THE BOOK COOKS brings Booker and Zoot together for what I'm pretty sure is the only time on record. They make a striking contrast, and though Zoot is playing with his usual good nature, and robustly bluesy feeling, to my ears he is completely outclassed by Ervin (and I say that as a bigger fan of Zoot than Booker). Booker Ervin belongs in the tenor sax hall of fame with his contemporaries Wayne Shorter and Joe Henderson. Right from the slow, lowdown bass walk that opens "The Blue Book," this album announces that it is the real thing.

Booker Telleferro Ervin II (October 31, 1930 – August 31, 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. Ervin was born in Denison, Texas. He first learned to play trombone at a young age from his father, who played the instrument with Buddy Tate.

The Freedom Book (Remastered).

Recorded and released in 1960, The Book Cooks is the debut album from saxophonist Booker Ervin as bandleader and launched his successful but abbreviated solo career. Ervin is joined on the front line by fellow tenor sax player Zoot Sims and Tommy Turrentine on trumpet, accompanied by the rhythm section of pianist Tommy Flanagan, bassist George Tucker and Dannie Richmond on drums. 96 kHz, 24-bit PCM – Bethlehem Records Studio Masters. For Your Consideration More ▸. the imagined savior is far easier to paint Ambrose Akinmusire.


1 The Blue Book 8:33
2 Git It 6:54
3 Little Jane 6:22
4 The Book Cooks 10:40
5 Largo 6:13
6 Poor Butterfly 3:47


  • Bass – George Tucker
  • Drums – Dannie Richmond
  • Piano – Tommy Flanagan
  • Tenor Saxophone – Booker Ervin, Zoot Sims (tracks: 2, 3, 4, 5, 6)
  • Trumpet – Tommy Turrentine (tracks: 2, 3, 4, 5, 6)


Originally released in 1961 as BCP 6048, Bethlehem Records.

Comes in mini LP replica with OBI & Japanese insert. 24bit remaster.

Other versions

Category Artist Title (Format) Label Category Country Year
BCP 6048, 6048 Booker Ervin The Book Cooks ‎(LP, Album, Mono) Bethlehem Records, Bethlehem Records BCP 6048, 6048 US 1961
BCP 6048 Booker Ervin The Book Cooks ‎(LP, RE) Bethlehem Records BCP 6048 US Unknown
MP 2400 Booker Ervin The Book Cooks ‎(LP, Album, RE) Polydor MP 2400 Japan 1974
VICJ-61478 Booker Ervin The Book Cooks ‎(CD, Album, RE, RM, Pap) Bethlehem Records VICJ-61478 Japan 2007
BCP 6048 Booker Ervin The Book Cooks ‎(LP, Mono, RE, RM) Bethlehem Records BCP 6048 US 2013