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Six Classic Albums [Audio CD] Booker Ervin Box set

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  • Audio CD (8 April 2013)
  • Number of Discs: 4
  • Format: Box set
  • Label: Real Gone Jazz
  • ASIN: B008NC2DDY
  • Average Customer Review: 4.5 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (2 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 234,518 in Music (See Top 100 in Music)

Track Listings

Disc: 1

  1. The Blue Book
  2. Git It
  3. Little Jane
  4. The Book Cooks
  5. Largo
  6. Poor Butterfly
  7. Dee Da Do
  8. Mr. Wiggles
  9. You Don't Know What Love Is

Disc: 2

  1. Down in the Dumps
  2. Well, Well
  3. Autumn Leaves
  4. Mojo
  5. Uranus
  6. Poinciana
  7. Speak Low
  8. Booker's Blues
  9. Boo!

Disc: 3

  1. Introduction
  2. Scoochie
  3. Cycles
  4. Embraceable You
  5. Blues De Tambour
  6. Take Three Parts Jazz/Route Byriste/Father George
  7. The Confined Few
  8. The Book's Beat - Horace Parlan
  9. Up and Down - Horace Parlan
  10. Fugee - Horace Parlan

Disc: 4

  1. The Other Part of Town - Horace Parlan
  2. Lonely One - Horace Parlan
  3. Light Blue - Horace Parlan
  4. Status Seeking - Eric Dolphy & Booker Ervin with the Mal Waldron Sextet
  5. Duquility - Eric Dolphy & Booker Ervin with the Mal Waldron Sextet
  6. Thirteen - Eric Dolphy & Booker Ervin with the Mal Waldron Sextet
  7. We Did It - Eric Dolphy & Booker Ervin with the Mal Waldron Sextet
  8. Warm Canto - Eric Dolphy & Booker Ervin with the Mal Waldron Sextet
  9. Warp and Woof - Eric Dolphy & Booker Ervin with the Mal Waldron Sextet
  10. Fire Waltz - Eric Dolphy & Booker Ervin with the Mal Waldron Sextet

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By Glenn Cook HALL OF FAMETOP 50 REVIEWERVINE VOICE on 1 Feb. 2013
There is no listing of which classic LPs feature on this cheap as Chips set so this may of of interest to the potential Buyer.

It's not a review as such just an aid to see what's on the set.

The cover boasts that the albums have been 'digitally remastered and enhanced foe superior listening' so that sounds a plus doesn't it?

Anyhow here is the all important listing.

CD DISC 1:
THE BOOK COOKS (1960):
1. Blue Book, The
2. Cit It
3. Little Jane
4. The Cook's Book,
5. Largo
6. Poor Butterfly
COOKIN' (1960):
7. Dee Da Do
8. Mr Wiggles
9. You Don't Know What Love Is

CD DISC 2:
COOKIN' (1960) (cont.):
1. Down in the Dumps
2. Well, Well
3. Autumn Leaves
THAT'S IT (1961):
4. Mojo
5. Uranus
6. Poinciana
7. Speak Low
8. Booker's Blues
9. Boo!

CD DISC 3:
JAZZ IN THE GARDEN AT THE MUSEUM OF MODERN ART (1960)
1. Introduction
2. Scoochie
3. Cycles
4. Embraceable You
5. Blues De Tambour
6. Take Three Parts Jazz / Route Byriste / Father George
7. The Confined Few
UP AND DOWN (1961):
8. The Book's Beat
9. Up and Down
10. Fugee

CD DISC 4:
UP AND DOWN (1961) (cont.):
1. The Other Part of Town
2. Lonely One
3. Light Blue
THE QUEST (1961):
4. Status Seeking?
5. Duquility
6. Thirteen
7. We Did It
8. Warm Canto
9. Warp and Woof
10. Fire Waltz
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In a way this is very good value, but in practice less so. We get 6 recordings spread over 4 CDs so each CD contains one full recording but only part of another. This confuses my MP3 player and can rather fragment the listening experience.
The recordings are quite diverse. They are all interesting, and I always enjoy hearing Irvin but I'm not sure they are all particularly satisfying.
The Book Cooks has an intersting but strange pairing of Ervin with Zoot Sims, and rather moderate trumpet playing from Tommy Turrentine.
Cookin' and That's It are good, straight ahead stuff and I particularly liked Up and Down where somehow the gentle guitar of Grant Green works well with the muscular Irvin.
Jazz in the Garden, a concert recording, is a bit of a filler, while The Quest is more 'experimental' and not something I want to hear often: Ron Carter is on cello, which doesn't work for me, and then there's Eric Dophy ...
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5.0 out of 5 stars Just The Facts, Ma'am (aka 'Just The Music, Man') 29 Mar. 2013
By Duane Spani - Published on Amazon.com
It seems as though many buyers on Amazon now feel compelled to write a 'review' of any item purchased, whether or not they have anything to contribute to the actual critical understanding/evaluation of the work at hand, forcing others to take on the unenviable task of writing a 'review' review (as I am doing now). The lone 'review' posted for this set is a stellar example of the trend. Where to start?

First off, there are not 6 albums "crammed" onto three discs here. Rather, each disc runs just over an hour-- well below the 80' time limit of the CD. If a player is having trouble with one of these, there is something wrong with the playback equipment or there is a manufacturing flaw in the CD that has nothing to do with "cramming".

Second, whether one person considers Booker Ervin a 'Giant of Jazz' could hardly be less important or more subjective-- especially when used to wholly toss him aside. More to the point, 'giant' or not, the man was hardly a slouch -- releasing a dozen (or so) excellent records as a leader in the 60s, as well as playing pivotal, key roles on albums by Mingus ('Mingus Ah-Um' and 'The Candid Recordings' -- to name just a few), Booker Little, Eric Dolphy and Mal Waldron ('The Quest'), and many other artists and dozens of recordings. Does all that make him a "Giant"? I'm not sure...but what's the point?

If you're interested in buying this set, I suspect you have your own opinions about Booker Ervin (and likely these specific recordings) and it would be much more useful, and of more interest, to read about the specific presentation and sound quality of these recordings-- especially considering the incredibly low cost. I have found the sound quality of this series to be perfectly adequate. Certainly it is hardly at the level of a Mosaic Box or a Speakers Corner LP edition that actually dramatically improve the sound quality, but these are not noticeably flawed sounding to these ears (as a series). If these are six of your all-time favorite records, you will likely want to step up in quality at some point (IF a better sounding edition exists, that is); but if your interest is a bit more casual, this edition will likely serve you well for the few dozen times it will be played in the next few years.
8 of 8 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Wonderful cross section of Ervin's body of work 25 Jun. 2013
By Mike Tarrani - Published on Amazon.com
My previous exposure to Ervin was on the nine albums he recorded with Charles Mingus. I wanted to explore him outside of that context and grabbed this set. I am glad I did because it's a treasure. It contains three albums with Ervin as leader and three with other leaders (pianists Mal Waldron and Horace Psrlan, and vibraphonist Teddy Charles). All in all it clocks in at four hours and nineteen minutes of excellent music.

Here is what you probably want to know about this set: (1) How is the sound quality? (2) What is in it?

The sound quality is adequate. Not spectacular, and certainly not to audiophile standards. There is no over mastering, nor is this some mindless needle drop transfer from scratchy LPs. I have ripped this entire album to my MP3-enabled phone, which by its nature causes some loss in fidelity and I still enjoy this set immensley.

Contents: at the time of this review there is no track list on this product page, so am going to provide a detailed listing for each of the four discs that the six albums span. In every case I will link to the source album, which will take you to a product page that in many cases has sound samples and/or more in depth reviews of those tracks. Please use those links as a guide to what exactly this set contains and how well they are received by other reviewers.

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DISC ONE
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The first six tracks are from the album titled The Book Cooks that was recorded on April 6, 1960 for Bethlehem and released later that year. It features Ervin as leader who is backed by Zoot Sims also on tenor saxophone, Tommy Turrentine on trumpet, Tommy Flanagan on piano, George Tucker on bass and Dannie Richmond on drums.
01. The Blue Cook
02. Git It
03. Little Jane
04. The Book Cook's
05. Largo
06. Poor Butterfly

The final three tracks are from another album Ervin led titled Cookin'. This album was recorded in Newark, NJ on November 26, 1960 for Savoy. Here he is backed by Richard Williams on trumpet, Horace Parlan on piano, George Tucker on bass and Dannie Richmond on drums.
07. Dee Da Do
08. Mr. Wiggles
09. You Don't Know What Love is

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DISC TWO
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The first three tracks on this disc are a continuation of Cookin' from Disc One.
01. Down In the Dumps
02. Well, Well
03. Autumn Leaves

The remaining tracks is from an Ervin-led album titled That's It, which was recorded at Nola Penthouse Studios for Candid in NYC on January 6, 1961. Ervin is backed by Horace Parlan on piano, George Tucker on bass and Al Harewood on drums.
04. Mojo
05. Uranus
06. Poinciana
07. Speak Low
08. Booker's Blues
09. Boo

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DISC THREE
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The first seven tracks are from a Teddy Charles led live album titled Jazz in the Garden. This performance was recorded at Museum Of Modern Art in NYC on August 25, 1960. Personnel: Teddy Charles on vibes, Booker Little on trumpet, Booker Ervin on tenor sax, Mal Waldron on piano, Addison Farmer on bass and Ed Shaughnessy on drums.
01. Introduction
02. Schoochie
03. Cycles
04. Embraceable You
05. Blues De Tambour
06. Take Three Parts Jazz: Route 4/Byriste/Father George
07. The Confined Few

The final tracks are from Horace Parlan's album titled Up And Down (Rudy Van Gelder Edition) that was recorded on June 18, 1961 for Blue Note at Rudy van Gelder's Englewood Cliffs, NJ studio. Horace Parlan on piano, Booker Ervin on tenor sax, Grant Green on guitar, George Tucker on bass and Al Harewood on drums.
08. The Book's Beat
09. Up and Down
10. Fugee

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DISC FOUR
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The first three tracks on this disc are a continuation of Up and Down from Disc Three.
01. The Other Part of Town
02. Lonely One
03. Light Blue

The remaining tracks is from Mal Waldron's album titled The Quest. This album was recorded for the New Jazz label at Rudy van Gelder's Englewood Cliffs, NJ studio on June 27, 1961. Personnel are Waldron on piano, Eric Dolphy on alto sax and clarinet, Ervin on tenor sax, Ron Carter on cello, Joe Benjamin on bass and Charlie Persip on drums.
06. Thirteen
07. We Diddit
08. Warm Canto
09. Warp and Woof
10. Fire Waltz

Add up the prices of the individual albums in this set and it's easy to see the value of purchasing this collection. If you are a Booker Ervin fan this set is a bargain and a great cross section of his work as both a leader and a sideman.
1 of 3 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars A mixed bag 24 May 2014
By Jeffrey Tedford - Published on Amazon.com
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Masterworks-The Quest, Cookbook-mixed with above average material, IMO-The Book Cooks, That's It, Up and Down, Jazz In the Garden At The Museum of Modern Art. Booker Ervin had a distinguished career as both leader and sideman. While I wouldn't label him a "giant of jazz" Booker repays careful listening-his artistry is consistently inventive, his voice distinct from the anonymous mainstream. Whether he's playing originals or interpreting standards like "Autumn Leaves" or "Poiniciana", Booker Ervin is sure to impress the discerning listener with his flair for the dramatic, coupled with his lyricism and sense of irony. While I wouldn't rate this an essential buy, this collection represents a worthy addition to any jazz lover's library. The sound quality is adequate, if a bit dated by its era of origin (early stereo). The price makes "6 Classic Albums" a true bargain.
2 of 17 people found the following review helpful
3.0 out of 5 stars Classic Booker Ervin; good buy 18 Dec. 2012
By Bruce Nissen - Published on Amazon.com
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This is classic Booker Ervin -- 6 albums crammed into 3 CD discs. I like Booker Ervin a fair amount, but he's not one of the all time greats of jazz. Sound quality is acceptable. On some CD players (one of mine, for instance), the CDs may skip at the very end because so much is put on each CD. Good buy, though. I'd recommend, if you like his music.
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