CAT # PRCD-24127-2
1. Soul People 10:00 2. Sonny's Book 9:50 3. C-Jam Blues 4:12 4. Medley: I Can't Get Started / I'm Afraid The Masquerade Is Over 5. Flyin' Home 5:12 6. Tune-Up 3:12 7. There Will Never Be Another You 5:00
According to prevailing modern jazz wisdom, when one locked horns with altoist-tenor player Sonny Stitt (1924-1982), one had to be armed to the teeth with licks. Booker Ervin (1930-1970), whose tenor saxophone cry was among the most urgent sounds of the post-to-free-bop era, was solely on the basis of that sound, more than equal to the task of jamming with Stitt. Backed expertly by organist Don Patterson (1936-1988), who had worked extensively with Stitt, Soul People (which also includes a previously unreleased Patterson feature, the mellow bossa reading of “There Will Never Be Another You”) is a consistently rewarding set.
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