The Record Collection

Booker Ervin: The Book Cooks / Cookin’ / That’s It! (1960-61)

Fresh Sound FSRCD 703

Texas Tenor - Booker Ervin

Track list:

01 – The Blue Book
02 – Git It
03 – Little Jane
04 – The Book Cooks
05 – Largo
06 – Poor Butterfly
07 – Dee Da Doo
08 – Mr. Wiggles
09 – You Don’t Know What Love Is
10 – Down in the Dumps
11 – Well, Well
12 – Autumn Leaves
13 – Mojo
14 – Uranus
15 – Poinciana
16 – Speak Low
17 – Booker’s Blues
18 – Boo

Personnel:

#01-06: The Book Cooks (Bethlehem Records – BCP 6048):

The Book Cooks

Tommy Turrentine (tp)
Booker Ervin, Zoot Sims (ts)
Tommy Flanagan (p)
George Tucker (b)
Dannie Richmond (d)

Recorded in New York City; April 6, 1960.
Producer: Teddy Charles
Recorded by: Peter Ind

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#07-12: Cookin’ (Savoy MG 12154):

Cookin'

Richard Williams (tp)
Booker Ervin (ts)
Horace Parlan (p)
George Tucker (b)
Dannie Richmond (d)

Recorded at Medallion Studios, Newark, New Jersey; November 26, 1960.
Recording Direction: Tom Wilson
Engineering: Paul Cady

Cookin’ -notes (pdf 70.9KB)

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#13-18: That’s It! (Candid – CJM-8014):

That's It

Booker Ervin (ts)
Horace Parlan (Pseudonym: Felix Krull) (p)
George Tucker (b)
Al Harewood (d)

Recorded at Nola Penthouse Sound Studios, New York City; January 6, 1961.
Supervised by: Nat Hentoff
Engineer: Bob d’Orleans

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