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All Music Guide - Scott Yanow
Tenor saxophonist Booker Ervin's quartet with pianist Jaki Byard, bassist Richard Davis and drummer Alan Dawson was so strong and dynamic that it is surprising that it only existed in the recording studio, and only for two sessions. For the fourth and final of Ervin's series of Books, the music is indeed somewhat spacey. The group explores two standards "I Can't Get Started" and "There Is No Greater Love" along with a pair of Ervin originals the intense "Number Two" and "Mojo", stretching the boundaries of hard bop without totally abandoning the chord changes. This CD is a fine example of Booker Ervin's unique style.
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Editorial Reviews

All Music Guide - Scott Yanow
Tenor saxophonist Booker Ervin's quartet with pianist Jaki Byard, bassist Richard Davis and drummer Alan Dawson was so strong and dynamic that it is surprising that it only existed in the recording studio, and only for two sessions. For the fourth and final of Ervin's series of Books, the music is indeed somewhat spacey. The group explores two standards "I Can't Get Started" and "There Is No Greater Love" along with a pair of Ervin originals the intense "Number Two" and "Mojo", stretching the boundaries of hard bop without totally abandoning the chord changes. This CD is a fine example of Booker Ervin's unique style.
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Product Details

  • Release Date: 6/11/1996
  • Label: Ojc
  • UPC: 025218689625
  • Catalog Number: 896
  • Sales rank: 62,021

Tracks

Disc 1
  1. 1 Number Two (8:13)
  2. 2 I Can't Get Started (9:34)
  3. 3 Mojo (10:26)
  4. 4 There Is No Greater Love (7:09)
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Album Credits

Performance Credits
Booker Ervin Primary Artist, Tenor Saxophone
Richard Davis Bass
Alan Dawson Drums
Jaki Byard Piano
Technical Credits
Booker Ervin Composer
Phil DeLancie Remastering
Rudy Van Gelder Engineer
Ira Gitler Liner Notes
Don Schlitten Producer
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