Krivda, Ernie / Blues For Pekar
Album:Blues For Pekar Collection:Jazz
Artist:Krivda, Ernie Added:Sep 2011

A-File Activity
Add Date:2011-10-02 Pull Date:2011-12-04 Charts:Jazz
Week Ending:Dec 4Nov 27Nov 20Nov 13Nov 6Oct 30Oct 23Oct 16

Recent Airplay
1.Dec 02, 2011:No Cover, No Minimum
Valse Hot
4.Nov 12, 2011:Music Casserole
The End Of A Love Affair
2.Nov 22, 2011:Rebop
Blues For Pekar
5.Nov 01, 2011:Rebop
More Than You Know
3.Nov 18, 2011:No Cover, No Minimum
Blues For Pekar
6.Oct 25, 2011:Rebop
Darn That Dream

Album Review
Be Sharp
Reviewed 2011-09-29 
Ernie Krivda, from Cleveland, OH, is a terrific tenor saxophonist who’s been recording as a leader and sideman since the 60s. It's surprising he’s not better known. This album, an elegy to fellow Clevelander, Harvey Pekar, creator of the “American Splendor” comic books, features entertaining, energetic playing in classic be-bop style. Solid piano, bass & drums provide the backup. Guest trumpeters appear on tracks 1, 3, 5 & 7.

All instrumental. No FCC issues.

1. ** Up-tempo. Excellent long solos by trumpet and sax. This really cooks. (10:37)
2. * Slow ballad. Just sax and stylish rhythm. Krivda has a fat tone with max vibrato. (9:05)
3. * Mid-tempo Sonny Rollins tune. Tricky rhythms; you sure can’t dance to this waltz. Trumpet and sax play together and each take long solos. (11:38)
4. ** Jimmy Van Heusen ballad. Mostly slow, picks up. Pretty melody twisted all ‘round. (9:14)
5. *** Dexter Gordon tune. Great sax and trumpet. Bass and piano are featured too. (10:05)
6. ** Orig composition. Just the quartet this time. Mid-tempo, syncopated, stylish. Excellent walking bass throughout; a good, long bass solo in the second half. (8:02)
7. * Orig composition. Mid-slow and soulful. Trumpet leads much of it. (10:11)

Track Listing
1.The End Of A Love Affair 4.Darn That Dream
2.More Than You Know 5.Fried Bananas
3.Valse Hot 6.One For Willie
 7.Blues For Pekar