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The Book Cooks

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Personnel: Booker Ervin, Zoot Sims (tenor saxophone); Tommy Turrentine (trumpet); Tommy Flanagan (piano); George Tucker (bass); Danny Richmond (drums). Recorded in June 1960. Includes original liner notes by Ira Gitler and reissue liner notes by Joseph F. Laredo. Digitally remastered by Tom Moulton & Greg Vaughn (Frankford Wayne Mastering Labs, New York, New York). Personnel: Zoot Sims (tenor saxophone); Tommy Turrentine (trumpet); Tommy Flanagan (piano); Dannie Richmond (drums). Audio Remasterer: John Sigmon. Liner Note Author: Ira Gitler. Booker Ervin's debut as a leader teamed the intense tenor saxophonist with fellow tenor Zoot Sims (one will have little difficulty telling the cool-toned Zoot apart from Booker), trumpeter Tommy Turrentine, pianist Tommy Flanagan, bassist George Tucker and drummer Dannie Richmond. Ervin (who has his ballad Largo as a feature) performs five originals and Poor Butterfly; best are the slow blues The Blue Book and the rapid blues The Book Cooks. ~ Scott Yanow


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