The Book Cooks

Booker Ervin


Part of our capsule collection of Bethlehem Jazz titles, we have this Booker Ervin album on brown vinyl.

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Exclusive Features

color Brown
foil stamped Yes
numbered Yes

Other Features

exclusive VMP Exclusive
jacket style Direct-To-Board
jacket type Single
label BMG / Bethlehem
pressing location GZ Vinyl
release type Reissue

By the Numbers


1lp

format

1961

original release year

331/3
rpm

speed

1000

total pressing quantity

12
inch

vinyl size

180
gram

weight

Description


Booker Ervin was one of jazz's biggest what-if's; he died young, at 39, from kidney disease, right as he was hitting another wave of sonic experiments. He was a tenor who played the blues like they emanated from deep inside him, taking inspiration from field hollers as much as bebop. He got compared to Coltrane--who made a lot of similar playing decisions--but he had a different way of playing his blues. His debut LP, The Book Cooks, shows he arrived on the solo scene essentially fully formed; he'd change towards the end of the '60s, but this LP was a roadmap for him for the first part of his bandleader career.

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