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- Released: December 14, 1999
- Label: Prestige
- 1.Red Top
- 2.Freddie Tooks Jr.
- 3.Last Train From Overbrook
- 4.Embraceable You
- 6.Sister Ruth
- 7.Donald Duck
- 9.Under The Boardwalk
- 10.Sentimental Journey
- 11.Theme For Dee
- 12.Just Friends
/Booker Ervin/Houston Person.
DON PATTERSON/BOOKER ERVIN/HOUSTON PERSON contains Don Patterson's FOUR DIMENSIONS (1967), HIP CAKE WALK (1964), PATTERSON'S PEOPLE (1964) and TUNE UP (1969).
Personnel includes: Don Patterson (Hammond B-3 organ); Booker Ervin, Houston Person (saxophone); Pat Martino (guitar); Billy James (drums).
This is part of Prestige's Legends Of Acid Jazz series.
Personnel: Pat Martino (guitar); Houston Person, Booker Ervin (saxophone); Billy James (snare drum).
Audio Remasterer: Joe Tarantino.
Recording information: 07/25/1967.
Although this is a fine collection highlighting three unjustly overlooked players of the '60s, it doesn't really rate inclusion in Prestige's long-running Legends of Acid Jazz series. This isn't acid jazz, or even '60s-style soul-jazz, but straight-ahead hard bop. (The one exception is Don Patterson's Hammond organ-led take on a very faithful and brief rendition of the Drifters' pop hit "Under the Boardwalk," possibly an attempt at Ramsey Lewis-style crossover success.) The two tenors, the barrel-toned Houston Person and the much more aggressive, R&B-influenced honker Booker Ervin, are in control of this session, trading soloists with the intensity of an old-fashioned cutting contest. Patterson rarely takes the spotlight, but when he does, his warm, churchy tones are an inspired contrast to the hard bop blowing of the other two principals. A surprising highlight is an 11-minute take on that hoary old chestnut "Sentimental Journey," which features some simply outstanding solos by all three principals. ~ Stewart Mason