The Blues Book

The Blues Book is an album by American jazz saxophonist Booker Ervin featuring performances recorded in 1964 for the Prestige label.[1] The front cover photograph was taken by Don Schlitten of Booker outside of 16 Minetta Lane, Greenwich Village, New York City.[2]

The Blues Book
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Studio album by
Released1964
RecordedJune 30, 1964
StudioVan Gelder Studio, Englewood Cliffs
GenreJazz
Length41:27
LabelPrestige
PRLP 7340
ProducerDon Schlitten
Booker Ervin chronology
The Song Book
(1964)
The Blues Book
(1964)
The Space Book
(1964)

ReceptionEdit

The Allmusic review by Scott Yanow awarded the album 4½ stars and stated: "The consistently passionate Ervin makes each of the fairly basic originals sound fresh and the performances are frequently exciting inside/outside music".[3]

Professional ratings
Review scores
SourceRating
Allmusic     [3]
The Rolling Stone Jazz Record Guide     [4]
The Penguin Guide to Jazz Recordings    [5]

Track listingEdit

All compositions by Booker Ervin.

  1. "Eerie Dearie" – 14:30
  2. "One for Mort" – 6:24
  3. "No Booze Blooze" – 15:26
  4. "True Blue" – 5:07

PersonnelEdit

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ Booker Ervin discography accessed February 3, 2011
  2. ^ "Musical Maps".
  3. ^ a b Yanow, S. Allmusic Review accessed February 3, 2011
  4. ^ Swenson, J., ed. (1985). The Rolling Stone Jazz Record Guide. USA: Random House/Rolling Stone. p. 72. ISBN 0-394-72643-X.
  5. ^ Cook, Richard; Morton, Brian (2008). The Penguin Guide to Jazz Recordings (9th ed.). Penguin. p. 449. ISBN 978-0-141-03401-0.