Personnel: Booker Ervin (tenor saxophone); Tommy Flanagan (piano); Richard Davis (bass); Alan Dawson (drums).
Recorded at the Van Gelder Studio, Englewood Cliffs, New Jersey on February 27, 1964. Includes liner notes by Dan Morgenstern.
Digitally remastered by Phil De Lancie (1993, Fantasy Studios, Berkeley, California).
The second in tenor saxophonist Booker Ervin's Book series, this CD reissue may seem a bit more conservative than the others due to the inclusion of six standards (including "Come Sunday," "All the Things You Are" and "Just Friends"), but Ervin and his quartet (with pianist Tommy Flanagan, bassist Richard Davis and drummer Alan Dawson) come up with fresh interpretations of the warhorses. Booker Ervin never sounded like anyone else. ~ Scott Yanow
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