Anthony Ervin

Chasing Water: Elegy of an Olympian  eBooks & eLearning

Posted by tarantoga at Dec. 20, 2017
Chasing Water: Elegy of an Olympian

Anthony Ervin, Constantine Markides, "Chasing Water: Elegy of an Olympian"
ISBN: 1617754447 | 2016 | EPUB | 320 pages | 11 MB

Booker Ervin - The Trance (1965) [Reissue 1997]  Music

Posted by gribovar at March 27, 2018
Booker Ervin - The Trance (1965) [Reissue 1997]

Booker Ervin - The Trance (1965) [Reissue 1997]
EAC Rip | FLAC (tracks+.cue+log) - 284 MB | MP3 CBR 320 kbps (LAME 3.93) - 105 MB | Covers (8 MB) included
Genre: Jazz | RAR 3% Rec. | Label: Prestige Records/OJC (OJCCD-943-2 (P-7462))

Recorded in Munich, Germany, in 1965, the three tracks that make up The Trance come from the same session that produced the invigorating Booker Ervin/Dexter Gordon tenor battles, Settin' the Pace. These remaining tracks feature Ervin's sole tenor on two of his compositions, the blues "Groovin at the Jamboree" and the haunting 19-minute title track, dedicated to the late bassist George Tucker. Also included is the standard "Speak Low," also clocking in at 19 minutes. Admittedly, tracks that long can get tiresome quickly in the wrong hands. Fortunately, Ervin's inspired exploratory tenor flights are consistently stirring, punctuated with piercing blues…
Booker Ervin - The Freedom Book (1964) [APO Remaster 2017] SACD ISO + Hi-Res FLAC

Booker Ervin - The Freedom Book (1964) [Analogue Productions '2017]
SACD Rip | SACD ISO | DSD64 2.0 > 1-bit/2.8224 MHz | 40:08 minutes | Front/Rear Covers | 1,15 GB
or FLAC(converted with foobar2000 to tracks) 24bit/88,2 kHz | Front/Rear Covers | 824 MB

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 that broadcast the stentorian announcement that a jazz orator of gigantic stature had arrived. The Freedom Book, recorded at the end of 1963, is one of Ervin's masterpieces. His tenor saxophone sound is haunted by the loneliness and spaciousness of the Texas plains where he was raised. That Southwest moan is an integral part of his playing, but his style goes beyond the classic Texas tenor tradition, incorporating the intricacies of bebop and suggestions of free jazz that initiated one of the periods of self-renewal, keeping jazz fresh and interesting.

Booker Ervin - Groovin' High (1964/1996)  Music

Posted by Domestos at Sept. 22, 2017
Booker Ervin - Groovin' High (1964/1996)

Booker Ervin - Groovin' High (1964/1996)
EAC Rip | FLAC (tracks+.cue, log) ~ 198.11 Mb | 31:06 | Scans included
Hard Bop, Post-Bop | Label: Prestige/Original Jazz Classics (OJCCD-919-2 (P-7417))

This CD reissue has four selections from the same sessions (but not released on the original sets) that resulted in The Freedom Book, The Blues Book, and The Space Book. "Groovin' High" features the intense tenor of Booker Ervin playing comparatively lighthearted bebop in a quintet with trumpeter Carmell Jones, pianist Gildo Mahones, bassist Richard Davis, and drummer Alan Dawson. The other numbers ("The Second #2," "Bass-IX," and a brief "Stella by Starlight") match Ervin with the unbeatable trio of pianist Jaki Byard, Davis, and Dawson. Although these performances are not quite classic, Booker Ervin fans will want this CD to round out their collections, for Ervin was at the peak of his powers during this era.

Booker Ervin - That's It! (1961) {Candid CCD 79014 rel 1989}  Music

Posted by ruskaval at June 30, 2017
Booker Ervin - That's It! (1961) {Candid CCD 79014 rel 1989}

Booker Ervin - That's It! (1961) {Candid CCD 79014 rel 1989}
EAC rip (secure mode) | FLAC (tracks)+CUE+LOG -> 288 Mb | MP3 @320 -> 102 Mb
Full Artwork @ 300 dpi (png) -> 18 Mb | 5% repair rar
© 1961, 1989 Candid | CCD 79014
Jazz / Hard Bop / Post Bop / Saxophone

Booker Ervin, who always had a very unique sound on the tenor, is heard in prime form on his quartet set with pianist Horace Parlan, bassist George Tucker and drummer Al Harewood. In virtually all cases, the jazz and blues musicians who recorded for Candid in 1960-61 (during its original brief existence) were inspired and played more creatively than they did for other labels. That fact is true for Ervin, even if he never made an indifferent record. In addition to "Poinciana" and "Speak Low," Ervin's quartet (which was a regular if short-lived group) performs four of the leader's originals; best known is "Booker's Blues."
Booker Ervin - The Book Cooks (1961/2013) [Official Digital Download 24/96]

Booker Ervin - The Book Cooks (1961/2013)
FLAC (tracks) 24-bit/96 kHz | Time - 41:50 minutes | 803 MB
Studio Master, Official Digital Download | Artwork: Front cover

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".

Booker Ervin - The Freedom Book (1964) [TR24][OF]  Vinyl & HR

Posted by popsakov at Jan. 18, 2017
Booker Ervin - The Freedom Book (1964) [TR24][OF]

Booker Ervin - The Freedom Book (1964)
FLAC (Tracks) 24-bit/44.1 kHz | Digital Booklet | 42:45 min | 502 Mb | 5% Recovery
Jazz, Hard Bop, Post-Bop | © 2007 Concord Music Group
Rudy Van Gelder Remaster

In some ways tenor saxophonist Booker Ervin was the archetypal jazz player for the post-bop 1960s, combining the tradition of Texas sax with just the hint of edgy modernism, a sort of the Delta-meets-Morocco sound so accessible that it is easy to miss the chances Ervin took with his music. Although his career was short (cancer claimed him in the summer of 1970 when he was just shy of his 40th birthday), Ervin still managed to record some 20 albums as a frontman, most notably his "book" series, The Song Book, The Blues Book, The Space Book, and this fine session, The Freedom Book, which finds him working with a rhythm section of Jaki Byard…
Booker Ervin, Pony Poindexter, Larry Young - Gumbo! (1963) {Prestige PRCD-24229-2 rel 1999}

Booker Ervin, Pony Poindexter, Larry Young - Gumbo! (1963) {Prestige PRCD-24229-2 rel 1999}
EAC rip (secure mode) | FLAC (tracks)+CUE+LOG -> 462 Mb | MP3 @320 -> 175 Mb
Full Artwork @ 600 dpi (jpg) -> 30 Mb | 5% repair rar
© 1963,1999 Prestige / Fantasy | PRCD-24229-2
Jazz / Bop / Saxophone / Organ

Tenor saxophonist Booker Ervin joined alto and soprano saxophonist Pony Poindexter in 1963 on Gumbo, based around the sights and sounds of Poindexter's birthplace, the Crescent City. Poindexter penned the majority of these compositions, providing them with evocative titles of the city: "Creole Girl," "French Market," and "Gumbo Filet." Gumbo finds Ervin playing more straight-ahead than on his exploratory "Book" sessions, which he had begun recording under his name by this time.
Booker Ervin - The In Between (1968) {Blue Note Connoisseur CD Series}

Booker Ervin - The In Between (1968) {Blue Note Connoisseur CD Series}
EAC rip (secure mode) | FLAC (tracks)+CUE+LOG -> 250 Mb | MP3 @320 -> 96 Mb
Full Artwork @ 600 dpi (jpg) -> 63 Mb | 5% repair rar
© 1997 Blue Note / Capitol | SBM | CDP 7243 8 59379 2 7
Jazz / Hard Bop / Post Bop / Saxophone

Booker Ervin headed to Blue Note in 1968 for The In Between, a record that found him continuing in the vein of his later Prestige sessions. Supported by trumpeter Richard Williams, pianist Bobby Few, bassist Cevera Jeffries and drummer Lennie McBrowne, Ervin created an album that pushed the boundaries of hard bop. Every song on The In Between is an Ervin original designed to challenge the musicians.

Voicing the Guitar with Ervin Somogyi  eBooks & eLearning

Posted by serpmolot at July 27, 2013
Voicing the Guitar with Ervin Somogyi

Voicing the Guitar with Ervin Somogyi
DVD5 | 2009 | English | nrg | MPEG2 720x480 7500 kbps | AC3 2 ch 192 kbps | 1 hr 21 min | 3.99 GB
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