Structurally Sound

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Structurally Sound
Structurally Sound.jpg
Studio album by
Released1967
RecordedDecember 14, 15 & 16, 1966
GenreJazz
Length39:35
LabelPacific Jazz
ProducerRichard Bock
Booker Ervin chronology
Heavy!!!
(1966)
Structurally Sound
(1967)
Booker 'n' Brass
(1967)

Structurally Sound is an album by American jazz saxophonist Booker Ervin recorded in 1966 and released on the Pacific Jazz label.[1] The album was rereleased on CD in 2001 on the Blue Note label with four bonus tracks.

Reception[edit]

The Allmusic review by Matt Collar awarded the album 3½ stars and stated: "Structurally Sound is perhaps not Ervin's most provocative album, but a solid and tasty endeavor".[2]

Professional ratings
Review scores
SourceRating
Allmusic3.5/5 stars[2]

Track listing[edit]

  1. "Berkshire Blues" (Randy Weston) - 5:30
  2. "Dancing in the Dark" (Howard Dietz, Arthur Schwartz) - 4:58
  3. "Stolen Moments" (Oliver Nelson) - 4:59
  4. "Franess" (Charles Tolliver) - 5:08
  5. "Boo's Blues" (Booker Ervin) - 5:33
  6. "You're My Everything" (Harry Warren, Mort Dixon, Joe Young) - 4:46
  7. "Deep Night" (Charles Henderson, Rudy Vallee) - 4:58
  8. "Take the "A" Train" (Billy Strayhorn) - 3:43
  9. "Shiny Stockings" (Frank Foster) - 4:48 Bonus track on CD reissue
  10. "White Christmas" (Irving Berlin) - 4:27 Bonus track on CD reissue
  11. "Franess" [alternate take] (Tolliver) - 5:13 Bonus track on CD reissue
  12. "Deep Night" [alternate take] (Henderson, Vallee) - 7:15 Bonus track on CD reissue
  • Recorded at Pacific Jazz Studios in Los Angeles, California on December 14 (tracks 5, 6 & 9), December 15 (tracks 1, 4, 8 & 11), December 15 (tracks 2, 3, 7, 10 & 12), 1966.

Personnel[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Booker Ervin discography; accessed February 1, 2011.
  2. ^ a b Collar, M. Allmusic Review; accessed December 9, 2010.