Personnel: Booker Ervin (tenor saxophone); Carmell Jones (trumpet); Gildo Mahones (piano); Richard Davis (acoustic bass); Alan Dawson (drums).
Recorded at the Van Gelder Studio, Englewood Cliffs, New Jersey on June 30, 1964. Includes liner notes by Ira Gitler.
Digitally remastered by Phil De Lancie (1993, Fantasy Studios, Berkeley, California).
Personnel: Booker Ervin (tenor saxophone); Carmell Jones (trumpet); Gildo Mahones (piano); Alan Dawson (drums).
Audio Remasterer: Phil DeLancie.
Liner Note Author: Ira Gitler.
Recording information: Englewood Cliffs, NJ (06/30/1964); Van Gelder Studios, Englewood Cliffs, NJ (06/30/1964).
Photographer: Don Schlitten.
Unknown Contributor Role: Alan Dawson .
For this CD reissue in his series of Books, Ervin and his quintet (with trumpeter Carmell Jones, pianist Gildo Mahones, bassist Richard Davis, and drummer Alan Dawson) perform four very different blues: the speedy "One for Mort," a low-down "No Booze Blooze," the modal "True Blue," and the minor-toned "Eerie Dearie." The consistently passionate Ervin makes each of the fairly basic originals sound fresh and the performances are frequently exciting inside/outside music. ~ Scott Yanow