Booker Ervin: A Lunar Tune


A Lunar Tune


Booker Ervin (tenor sax)


The Freedom Book (Prestige 30160)

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Booker Ervin (tenor sax), Jaki Byard (piano),

Richard Davis (bass), Alan Dawson (drums)


Composed by Booker Ervin


Recorded: Englewood Cliffs, NJ, December 3, 1963


Rating: 95/100 (learn more)

Texas tenor Ervin possessed a brawny, cavernous sound like none other, and an original, harmonically sophisticated improvisational approach. Here he's backed by one of the greatest rhythm sections in jazz history--the exceptional Byard, Davis and Dawson. "A Lunar Tune," from perhaps his best recording, is a kaleidoscopic, exhilarating trip that makes the listener bemoan the fact that Ervin died in 1970 at only 39.

Reviewer: Scott Albin

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