Booker Ervin ‎– Lament For Booker Ervin

Enja Records ‎– enja2054
Vinyl, LP, Album


A Blues For You 17:13
B1 Blues For You (Cont.) 10:18
B2 Lament For Booker 8:28

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Location: Live at the Berlin Jazz Festival, except LAMENT
Date: October 29, 1965 (LAMENT May 27, 1975)

This record has special significance to me. As I know the many emotional things that transpired before this 1965 Berlin Festival. A major heartbreak was the death of George Tucker in New York City. He was to have recorded with Booker in Germany. There were many other emotional problems with this concert. Booker's solo clearly shows the artistry of jazz. All great musicians can interpret music but only jazz artists can improvise and put forth their true emotions musically. Thanks to Kenny Drew, Nils-Henning Pedersen, Alan Dawson and Horace Parlan a great wish of mine. The release of this recording, has been fulfilled.

Jane Ervin

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  • Matrix / Runout (Side 1 Etched): ENJA 2054 A
  • Matrix / Runout (Side 2 Etched): ENJA 2054 B
  • Matrix / Runout (Side 1 Label): ENJA-2054-A
  • Matrix / Runout (Side 2 Label): ENJA-2054-B
  • Rights Society (Back Cover): GEMA

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Cat# Artist Title (Format) Label Cat# Country Year
enja2054 Booker Ervin Lament For Booker Ervin(LP, Album) Enja Records enja2054 US 1975 Sell This Version
TKCB-71695 Booker Ervin Lament For Booker Ervin(CD, Album, RE, RM, Pap) Enja Records TKCB-71695 Japan 1999 Sell This Version
IC 3006 Booker Ervin Lament For Booker Ervin(LP, Album, RE) Inner City Records IC 3006 US 1977 Sell This Version
enja 2054-2 Booker Ervin Lament For Booker Ervin(CD, Album, RE) Enja Records enja 2054-2 Germany 1993 Sell This Version
COCB-53602 Booker Ervin Lament For Booker Ervin(CD, Album, Ltd, RE, RM, Pap) Columbia Music Entertainment, Enja Records COCB-53602 Japan 2006 Sell This Version