He also learned the oboe in junior high school, though he never recorded on the instrument. From the ill remember april performance charles mingus jazz workshop antibes jazz festival, juanlespins, france, july 1960 ted curson tpt. Mal waldron with eric dolphy and booker ervin the quest lp, album april 23, 2020. Eric dolphy, booker little licensed to youtube by umg on behalf of prestige. Mal waldron with eric dolphy and booker ervin mal waldron with eric dolphy and booker ervin the quest. Booker telleferro ervin ii denison, texas, october 31, 1930 new york city, july 31, 1970 was an american tenor saxophone player. Mal waldron with eric dolphy and booker ervin the quest 1962. When i first watched this a few years ago, dolphy s solo just blew me away. Eerie dearie, one for mort, no booze blues, true blue. Some reissues of the album have appeared under eric dolphys name. When the original volume 1, 5th edition of the real book came out in the early to mid 70s, it was immediately embraced by most all gigging and learning jazz musicians as an indispensable, must have resource to have in your possession. Far cry is a jazz album by musician eric dolphy with trumpeter booker little, originally released in 1962 on new jazz, a subsidiary of the prestige label. I like booker ervin a fair amount, but hes not one of the all time greats of jazz.
Ervin is best known for his association with bassist charles mingus. Dolphy was credited to pioneering the use of the bass clarinet as a solo improvising instrument and much of his best work was in the company of john coltrane and charles mingus. This is classic booker ervin 6 albums crammed into 3 cd discs. Valuable us plate lp mal waldron with eric dolphy and booker ervin the quest. Today it is generally considered one of the finest albums in the labels history, as well as one of the high points in 1960s avantgarde jazz and in dolphys oeuvre. Showcasing in stock and ready to ship right now online.
Mingus at antibes by charles mingus album, postbop. Ervin originally played trombone but taught himself the tenor when he was in the air force in the early 1950s. He was originally a trombonist, but taught read full biography. Charles mingus, ted curson, booker ervin, eric dolphy mingus at antibes by atlantic 1986 0101 music. Shop for vinyl, cds and more from booker ervin at the discogs marketplace. Mal waldron eric dolphy the quest lp new jazz njlp 8269 dg mono booker ervin. Mal waldron, eric dolphy, booker ervin, ron carter, joe benjamin, charles. The seven originals not only feature altoist dolphy who makes a rare appearance on clarinet during warm canto but tenorsaxophonist booker ervin, ron carter on cello and waldron. Find booker ervin biography and history on allmusic a very distinctive tenor with a.
Eric dolphy and booker ervin with the mal waldron sextet eric dolphy and booker ervin with the mal waldron sextet the quest. Eric dolphy samples, covers and remixes on whosampled. The quest is an album by american jazz pianist mal waldron recorded in 1961 and released on the new jazz label in july 1962. Although often reissued under eric dolphys name, this cd reissue gives the leadership back to pianist mal waldron. Charles mingus, ted curson, booker ervin, eric dolphy. Eric dolphy on clarinet,booker ervin on sax,ron carter on chelo and joe. Mingus presents charles mingus and mingus at antibes the latter adding booker ervin on all tracks except what love. Our new desktop experience was built to be your music destination. Charles mingus presents charles mingus and mingus at antibes the latter features booker ervin on almost all tracks. Ervin obtained fame while using charles mingus on off during 19561962, keeping his very own using the volatile bassist and eric dolphy. Here and there 196061 conversations 1963 iron man 1963 conversations is a 1963 album by american jazz multiinstrumentalist, eric dolphy first released by the fm label and later reissued by veejay as the eric dolphy memorial album the following year. Great rhythm section as well, especially persip who burns and churns. Eric dolphy and booker ervin with the mal waldron sextet discogs. He worked with mingus from 1956 to 1963, appearing on goodbye pork pie hat on the.
Mal waldron with eric dolphy and booker ervin fire waltz. Far cry contains the initial performance of dolphy s future jazz classic miss ann, along with his first recorded solo alto sax performance on tenderly, in which dolphy bridges the gap between the solo saxophone performances of coleman hawkins and anthony braxton. Eric dolphy alto saxophone, bass clarinet, flute booker little trumpet ron carter bass roy haynes drums jaki byard piano. Complete your mal waldron with eric dolphy and booker ervin collection. The earlier session was later released in 1988 as originally intended under horace parlans name as happy frame of mind and the later session was finally released in 2005 as tex book tenor. This great band, already consisting of mingus, eric dolphy, ted curson, and dannie richmond, only got better when they arrived at antibes. He also led his own quartet, worked with randy weston on a few occasions in the 60s, and spent much of 19641966 in europe. Booker ervin biography, albums, streaming links allmusic.
According to the album cover notes, the recording sessions took place late at night in a very relaxed studio for five successive nights. Ive been trying to figure out the theory behind his solo, but with the limited knowledge i have in music theory im still a high schooler you see, its not going very smoothly. On a few occasions, he also played the clarinet and piccolo. A couple of super cool video clips for your viewing pleasure, the first one here features the charles mingus sextet performing ill remember april at the antibes jazz festival in 1960, with an allstar group featuring bud powell on piano, booker ervin on tenor, eric dolphy on alto, ted curson on trumpet and dannie richmond on drums.
The original version, by waldrons sextet featuring eric dolphy and booker ervin, was recorded on june 27, 1961. June 20, 1928 june 29, 1964 was an american jazz alto saxophonist, bass clarinetist and flautist. Mal waldron, eric dolphy and booker ervins warm canto. Charles mingus and the newport rebels by charles mingus. Eric dolphy musician music database radio swiss jazz. Eric dolphy was a jazz multiinstrumentalist playing alto saxophone and flute, but also popularizing bass clarinet within jazz. The quest 1962 alto saxophone, clarinet eric dolphy bass joe benjamin cello ron carter drums charles persip piano mal. Although often reissued under eric dolphy s name, this cd reissue gives the leadership back to pianist mal waldron. June 20, 1928 june 29, 1964 was an american jazz alto saxophonist. Back from the gig is a double lp by american jazz saxophonist booker ervin featuring performances recorded in 1963 and 1968 but not released on the blue note label until 1976. His death was tragic however, unable to finish some work in america and. For this cd reissue in his series of books, ervin and his quintet with trumpeter carmell jones, pianist gildo mahones, bassist richard davis, and. Bill evans at the montreux jazz festival lp, album.
He picked up the clarinet at the age of six, and in less than a month was playing in the schools orchestra. Of course, hes helped out immensely on this date by primetime eric dolphy perhaps the main attraction for many collectors who moreover brings out some of the best of booker ervin, a tenor saxophonist whose association with mingus and long obscurity has led to a limited but devoted, cultlike following. On some cd players one of mine, for instance, the cds may skip at the very end because so much is put on each cd. Wonderful artistic print of legendary jazz icon eric dolphy, framed,rare ltd. Mal waldron with eric dolphy and booker ervin the quest album 24. Charles mingus jazz workshop ervin, dolphy trading 4s. His only recording for blue note as a leader, it was originally issued as blp 4163 and bst 84163. Of course, hes helped out immensely on this date by primetime eric dolphy perhaps the main attraction for many collectors who moreover brings out some of the best of booker ervin, a tenor saxophonist whose association with mingus and long obscurity has led to a. Charles mingus, jimmy knepper, willie dennis, booker ervin, john handy, shafi. Before trumpeter booker little died at the age of 23, he and dolphy had a shortlived musical partnership. Dolphy was one of several multiinstrumentalists to gain prominence around the time that he was active.
Charles mingus brought one of his greatest bands to the antibes musical festival in 1960. Its gratifying not merely to find this session still in print but at the top of mals discography in terms of sales. Dolphy is electrifying throughout, and booker ervin is a powerhouse. Eric dolphy samples, covers and remixes whosampled. Iron man is a 1963 album by american jazz multiinstrumentalist, eric dolphy, and is the recorded debut of trumpeter woody shaw. One mans introduction to jazz at the record store, tom cole spent most of his time warding off scornful looks as he toted mothers of. While dolphy s music is often classified as freejazz, his compositions were in fact angular and full of unorthodox harmonic ideas, preferring wide intervals. Check out charles mingus and the newport rebels by charles mingus, ted curson, eric dolphy, booker ervin, paul bley, dannie richmond, roy eldridge, jimmy knepper, tommy flanagan on amazon music. Mal waldron with eric dolphy and booker ervin the quest.10 956 1471 1417 1514 826 923 495 1463 1141 380 1684 1407 737 228 389 1225 1090 866 893 1469 1062 1004 572 1406 481 694 1370