Booker Ervin The Freedom Book Numbered Limited Edition 200g LP (Stereo)
Numbered, Limited Edition 200 Gram LP! Only the 1st 1,000 Copies are Numbered! Pressed at Quality Record Pressings!
Mastered by Kevin Gray & Cut from the Original Stereo 100% Analog Master Tapes!
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Part of the ultimate audiophile Prestige stereo reissues from Analogue Productions — 25 of the most collectible, rarest, most audiophile-sounding Rudy Van Gelder recordings ever made. All mastered from the original analog master tapes by mastering maestro Kevin Gray. 200-gram LPs pressed at state-of -the-art plant Quality Record Pressings and plated by Gary Salstrom. Deep groove label pressings, tip-on jackets on thick cardboard stock.
Booker Ervin's recordings with Charles Mingus and Randy Weston brought him good
reviews and a bit of notoriety. But it was his series of Song Books for Prestige
Records that broadcast the stentorian announcement that a jazz orator of
gigantic stature had arrived. Ervin's tenor saxophone sound was haunted by the
loneliness and spaciousness of the Texas plains where he was raised. The
Southwest moan was an integral part of his playing. But his style went beyond
the classic Texas tenor tradition to incorporate the intricacies of bebop and
suggestions of the free jazz that was initiating one of the periods of
self-renewal that keeps jazz fresh and interesting. The Freedom Book, recorded
at the end of 1963, was one of Ervin's masterpieces. He is abetted by the power
and drive of Jaki Byard, Richard Davis, and Alan Dawson.
"...'A Day To Mourn,' said to be inspired by the Kennedy assassination, indicates the influence of early 60s Coltrane, as Ervin delivers a richer, rounder sound to his dirge-like composition." - Wayne Garcia, The Absolute Sound, Music 4/5, Sonics 3.5/5
• 200g Vinyl LP
• Numbered, Limited Edition, Less Than 1000 Records per stamper, released in limited quantities
• Only the 1st 1,000 Copies are Numbered!
• The Original 100% Analog Master Tapes were used working with only the Best Mastering Studios!
• Mastered by Kevin Gray & Plated by Gary Salstrom
• Plated and Pressed at Quality Record Pressings on Virgin Vinyl
• Meticulous Test Pressing Evaluation and Quality Control
• Deluxe Packaging using the highest quality jackets and rice paper inner sleeves
• Officially Licensed & Authorized for release by the Record Label
Booker Ervin, tenor sax
Jaki Byard, piano
Richard Davis, bass
Alan Dawson, drums
1. A Lunar Tune
2. Cry Me Not
3. Grant's Stand
4. A Day To Mourn
5. Al's In