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Booker Ervin, John Handy and Jaki Byard

Key sidemen in classic sessions with Charles Mingus, saxophonists Booker Ervin (1930-70) and John Handy (1933- ) and pianist Jaki Byard (1922-99) were also stars in their own right. Geoffrey Smith selects highlights from three distinguished solo careers.

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Sun 27 Aug 2017 00:00

Music Played

  • Charles Mingus Band

    Bird Calls

    • Mingus Ah Um.
    • Columbia.
    • 1.
  • Booker Ervin

    Grant's Stand

    • Booker Ervin - The Freedom Book.
    • Prestige.
    • 3.
  • Jaki Byard, David Izenzon & Elvin Jones

    St Louis Blues

    • The Sunshine of my Soul.
    • Prestige.
    • 4.
  • Jackie Byard, Richard Davis, Rahsaan Roland Kirk & Elvin Jones

    No Tonic Prez

    • Roland Kirk: Rip Rig And Panic.
    • Emarcy.
    • 5.
  • John Handy, Hotep Cecil Barnard, Mike Hoffmann, Chuck Rainey, James Gadson & Eddie "Bongo" Brown

    Hard Work

    • Hard Work/Carnival.
    • Impulse!.
    • 1.
  • Hotep Cecil Barnard, Mike Hoffmann, Chuck Rainey, James Gadson & Eddie "Bongo" Brown

    Blues For Louis Jordan

    • Hard Work/Carnival.
    • 2.
  • John Handy Plus Band

    Dancy, Dancy

    • The 2nd John Handy Album.
    • CBS.
    • 1.

Performers:

BIRD CALLS

Charles Mingus

Composer:  Charles Mingus

Album Title: Mingus Ah Um

Label: Columbia CL1370

Duration: 3.11

Performers: Charles Mingus, bass; Booker Ervin, tenor; John Handy, alto; Horace Parlan, piano; Shafi Hadi, alto saxophone; Danni Richmond, drums


STELLA BY STARLIGHT

Charles Mingus

Composer: Charles Mingus

Album Title: Booker Ervin - The Freedom Book

Label: Prestige 088807-2301603

Duration: 2.48

Performers: Booker Ervin, tenor saxophone; Jaki Byard, piano; Richard Davis, bass; Alan Dawson, drums

 

URANUS

Booker Ervin

Composer: Victor Young

Album Title: Booker Ervin – That’s It!

Label: Candid CCD79014

Duration: 4.27

Performers: Booker Ervin, tenor saxophone; Horace Parlan, piano; George Tucker, bass; Al Harewood, drums

 

GRANT’S STAND

Booker Ervin

Composer: Booker Ervin

Album Title: Booker Ervin - The Freedom Book

Label: Prestige 088807-2301603

Performers: Booker Ervin, tenor saxophone; Jaki Byard, piano; Richard Davis, bass; Alan Dawson, drums

 

HI-FLY

Jaki Byard

Composer: Randy Weston

Album Title: Hi-Fly + Here's Jaki

Label: Solar 4569937

Duration: 3.53

Performers: Jaki Byard, piano; Ron Carter, bass; Pete La Roca, drums

 

ST. LOUIS BLUES

Jaki Byard

Composer: WC Handy

Album Title: The Sunshine of my Soul

Label: Prestige OJCCD-19462

Duration: 6.06

Performers: Jaki Byard, piano; David Izenzon, bass; Elvin Jones, drums, tympani

 

NO TONIC PRES

Roland Kirk

Composer: Roland Kirk

Album Title: Roland Kirk: Rip Rig And Panic

Label: Emarcy 8321-642 (1)

Duration: 4.31

Performers: Roland Kirk, tenor saxophone; Manzello, Stritch, Castanets, Siren; Jaki Byard, piano; Richard David, bass; Elvin Jones, Drums

 

HARD WORK

John Handy

Composer: John Handy

Album Title: Hard Work/Carnival

Label: Universal 060252780949

Duration: 6.52

Performers: John Handy, saxophone & vocals; Hotep Cecil Barnard, keyboards; Mike Hoffman, guitar; Chuck Rainey, electric bass; James Gadson, drums; Eddie “Bongo” Brown, percussion, congas

 

BLUES FOR LOUIS JORDAN

John Handy

Composer: John Handy

Album Title: Hard Work/Carnival

Label: Universal 060252780949

Duration: 5.32

Performers: John Handy, saxophone & vocals; Hotep Cecil Barnard, keyboards; Mike Hoffman, guitar; Chuck Rainey, electric bass; James Gadson, drums; Eddie “Bongo” Brown, percussion, congas

 

DANCY DANCY

John Handy

Composer: John Handy

Album Title: The 2nd John Handy Album

Label: CBS 62-881

Duration: 5.31

Performers: John Handy, alto; Mike White, violin; Jerry Hahn, guitar; Don Thompson bass; Terry Clark drums

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