The Book Cooks

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The Book Cooks
The Book Cooks.jpg
Studio album by Booker Ervin
Released 1960
Recorded April 6, 1960
Genre Jazz
Length 41:32
Label Bethlehem
Producer Teddy Charles
Booker Ervin chronology
The Book Cooks
(1960)
Cookin'
(1960)

The Book Cooks is the debut album by American jazz saxophonist Booker Ervin featuring performances recorded in 1960 for the Bethlehem label.[1]

Reception[edit]

The Allmusic review by Scott Yanow awarded the album 4 stars and stated "Booker Ervin's debut as a leader teamed the intense tenor saxophonist with fellow tenor Zoot Sims".[2]

Professional ratings
Review scores
Source Rating
Allmusic 4/5 stars[2]
Down Beat 3/5 stars[3]

Track listing[edit]

All compositions by Booker Ervin except as indicated
  1. "The Blue Book" - 8:35
  2. "Git It" - 6:56
  3. "Little Jane" - 6:24
  4. "The Book Cooks" - 10:42
  5. "Largo" - 6:15
  6. "Poor Butterfly" (John Golden, Raymond Hubbell) - 3:46
  • Recorded on April 6, 1960.

Personnel[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Booker Ervin discography accessed February 7, 2011
  2. ^ a b Yanow, S. Allmusic Review accessed February 7, 2011
  3. ^ Down Beat: March 2, 1961 Vol. 28, No. 5