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Hybrid Stereo SACD in Mini LP Jacket!
Mastered By Kevin Gray From Original Analog Master Tapes!
Analogue Productions releases 25 of the most collectible, rarest, most
audiophile-sounding Rudy Van Gelder recordings ever made in their Prestige
Stereo Series on Hybrid Stereo SACD.
Mini "old style" gatefold jacket packaging:
These SACD jackets feature printed wraps mounted to chipboard shells, producing
an authentic, "old school" look and feel: also referred to as "mini LP" jackets.
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.
• Super Audio CD
• SACD Stereo SACD Layer
• This Hybrid SACD contains a 'Red Book' Stereo CD Layer which is playable on most conventional CD Players!
• Mastered by Kevin Gray From Original Analog Tapes
• Mini "old style" gatefold jacket, aka Mini LP jacket
Musicians: Booker Ervin Jaki Byard Richard Davis
1. A Lunar Tune
2. Cry Me Not
3. Grant's Stand
4. A Day To Mourn
5. Al's In