Booker Ervin The Freedom Book on Hybrid SACD
Prestige Stereo Reissue Series from Analogue Productions!
Cut from the Original Analog Master Tapes by Kevin Gray!
Also Available on 200g LP
Recording with Charles Mingus and Randy Weston may have granted him his initial exposure on the jazz scene, but it was Booker Ervin's series of song books for Prestige in the '60s that truly established his legacy. The sound of Ervin's tenor saxophone was undeniably informed by the loneliness and spaciousness of the Texas plains where he was raised, yet he elevated his style beyond the Texas tenor tradition by also incorporating the intricacies of bebop and disparate elements of free jazz. The Freedom Book, recorded at the end of 1963, is one of Ervin's said masterpieces and it finds the jazz great working in almost perfect unison with the likes of Jaki Byard (piano), Richard Davis (bass) and Alan Dawson (drums).
Part of the ultimate audiophile Prestige stereo reissue series from Analogue Productions featuring 25 of the most collectible, rarest, most audiophile-sounding Rudy Van Gelder recordings ever made! All titles will be mastered from the original analog master tapes by Kevin Gray and will be issued on both Hybrid SACD and 200g LP.
The 200g LPs will be cut at 33 1/3 speed vinyl at Acoustic Sounds' state-of-the-art pressing plant, Quality Record Pressings, plated by Gary Salstrom. Deep groove label pressings, tip-on jackets on thick cardboard stock.
- Prestige stereo reissue series from Analogue Productions
- Mastered from the original analog master tapes by Kevin Gray
- Hybrid SACD
Booker Ervin The Freedom Book Track Listing:
1. A Lunar Tune
2. Cry Me Not
3. Grant's Stand
4. A Day to Mourn
5. Al's In