Booker Ervin Catalog

1960 (age 30)

"The Book" Booker Ervin - The Book Cooks  (Bethlehem BCP-6048)

Tommy Turrentine, trumpet #1-4,6; Booker Ervin, tenor sax; Zoot Sims, tenor sax #1-4,6; Tommy Flanagan, piano; George Tucker, bass; Danny Richmond, drums.
NYC, April 6, 1960
1.The Blue Book
2.Git It
3.Little Jane
4.The Book Cooks
5.Largo
6.Poor Butterfly

Booker Ervin Quintet - Cookin'  (Savoy MG 12154)

Richard Williams, trumpet; Booker Ervin, tenor sax; Horace Parlan, piano; George Tucker, bass; Danny Richmond, drums.
Medallion Studio, Newark, NJ, November 26, 1960
SBE6401Dee Da Do
SBE6402Mr. Wiggles
SBE6403You Don't Know What Love Is
SBE6404Down In The Dumps
SBE6405Well, Well
SBE6406Autumn Leaves
** also issued on Savoy SJL 1119 entitled "Down In The Dumps".

1961

Booker Ervin - That's It!  (Candid CJM 8014)

Booker Ervin, tenor sax; Horace Parlan as Felix Krull, piano; George Tucker, bass; Al Harewood, drums; Nat Hentoff, supervisor.
Nola Penthouse Sound Studios, NYC, January 6, 1961
Mojo
Uranus
Poinciana
Speak Low
Brooker's Blues
Boo
** also issued on Candid CJS 9014; Barnaby Z 30560; Candid (Eu) CS 9014, (E) CCD 79014.

1963

Booker Ervin - Exultation!  (Prestige PRLP 7293)

Frank Strozier, alto sax; Booker Ervin, tenor sax; Horace Parlan, piano; Butch Warren, bass; Walter Perkins, drums.
Van Gelder Studio, Englewood Cliffs, NJ, June 19, 1963
3942Mooche Mooche
3943Tune In
3944Mour
3945Black And Blue
3946Just In Time (long take)
3947No Land's Man (long take)
** also issued on Prestige PR 7844; Original Jazz Classics OJCCD-835-2.

Booker Ervin - Exultation!  (Prestige PR 7844)

Frank Strozier, alto sax; Booker Ervin, tenor sax; Horace Parlan, piano; Butch Warren, bass; Walter Perkins, drums.: same session.
Van Gelder Studio, Englewood Cliffs, NJ, June 19, 1963
3946Just In Time (short take)
** reissue of Prestige PRLP 7293 + 2 bonus tracks.

The Prestige All Stars - Prestige/Groovy Goodies, Vol. 1  (Prestige PR 7298)

Frank Strozier, alto sax; Booker Ervin, tenor sax; Horace Parlan, piano; Butch Warren, bass; Walter Perkins, drums.: same session.
Van Gelder Studio, Englewood Cliffs, NJ, June 19, 1963
3947No Land's Man (short take)

Booker Ervin - The Freedom Book  (Prestige PR 7295)

Booker Ervin, tenor sax; Jaki Byard, piano; Richard Davis, bass; Alan Dawson, drums.
Van Gelder Studio, Englewood Cliffs, NJ, December 3, 1963
A Lunar Tune
Cry Me Not
Grant's Stand
A Day To Mourn
Al's In
** also issued on Original Jazz Classics OJCCD-845-2; Prestige PRCD-30160.
** part of Prestige P-24091.

Booker Ervin - Groovin' High  (Prestige PR 7417)

Booker Ervin, tenor sax; Jaki Byard, piano; Richard Davis, bass; Alan Dawson, drums.: same session.
Van Gelder Studio, Englewood Cliffs, NJ, December 3, 1963
Stella By Starlight
Carmell Jones, trumpet; Booker Ervin, tenor sax; Gildo Mahones, piano; Richard Davis, bass; Alan Dawson, drums.
Van Gelder Studio, Englewood Cliffs, NJ, June 30, 1964
Groovin' High
Booker Ervin, tenor sax; Jaki Byard, piano; Richard Davis, bass; Alan Dawson, drums.
Van Gelder Studio, Englewood Cliffs, NJ, October 2, 1964
The Second #2
Bass-IX
** also issued on Original Jazz Classics OJCCD-919-2.

1964

Booker Ervin - The Song Book  (Prestige PR 7318)

Booker Ervin, tenor sax; Tommy Flanagan, piano; Richard Davis, bass; Alan Dawson, drums.
Van Gelder Studio, Englewood Cliffs, NJ, February 27, 1964
The Lamp Is Low
Come Sunday
All The Things You Are
Just Friends
Yesterdays
Our Love Is Here To Stay
** also issued on Original Jazz Classics OJCCD-779-2.

Booker Ervin - The Blues Book  (Prestige PR 7340)

Carmell Jones, trumpet; Booker Ervin, tenor sax; Gildo Mahones, piano; Richard Davis, bass; Alan Dawson, drums.
Van Gelder Studio, Englewood Cliffs, NJ, June 30, 1964
Eerie Dearie
One For Mort
No Booze Blooze
True Blue
** also issued on Original Jazz Classics OJCCD-780-2.

Booker Ervin - The Space Book  (Prestige PR 7386)

Booker Ervin, tenor sax; Jaki Byard, piano; Richard Davis, bass; Alan Dawson, drums.
Van Gelder Studio, Englewood Cliffs, NJ, October 2, 1964
Number Two
I Can't Get Started
Mojo
There Is No Greater Love
** also issued on Original Jazz Classics OJCCD-896-2.
** part of Prestige P-24091.

1965

Booker Ervin With Dexter Gordon, Reggie Workman, Alan Dawson And Jaki Byard - Setting The Pace  (Prestige PR 7455)

Booker Ervin, Dexter Gordon, tenor sax; Jaki Byard, piano; Reggie Workman, bass; Alan Dawson, drums.
Munich, West Germany, October 27, 1965
Setting The Pace
Dexter's Deck
** also issued on Prestige PRCD-24123-2 entitled "Booker Ervin, Dexter Gordon, Jaki Byard, Reggie Workman, Alan Dawson - Setting The Pace".

Booker Ervin - The Trance  (Prestige PR 7462)

Booker Ervin, tenor sax; Jaki Byard, piano; Reggie Workman, bass; Alan Dawson, drums.
Munich, West Germany, October 27, 1965
The Trance
Speak Low
Groovin' At The Jamboree
** also issued on Original Jazz Classics OJCCD-943-2.

Lament For Booker Ervin  (enja (G) 2054)

Booker Ervin, tenor sax; Kenny Drew, piano; Niels-Henning Orsted Pedersen, bass; Alan Dawson, drums.
"Berlin Jazz Festival", Berlin, West Germany, October 29, 1965
Blues For You
Blues For You (cont.)
** also issued on Inner City IC 3006; enja (G) CD 2054-2.

1966

The Booker Ervin Sextet - Heavy!!!  (Prestige PR 7499)

Jimmy Owens, flugelhorn #1, trumpet #3-5; Garnett Brown, trombone #1,3-5; Booker Ervin, tenor sax; Jaki Byard, piano; Richard Davis, bass; Alan Dawson, drums.
Impact Sound Studios, NYC, September 9, 1966
1.Bachafillen
2.You Don't Know What Love Is
3.Aluminum Baby
4.Not Quite That
5.Bei Mir Bist Du Shoen
** also issued on Original Jazz Classics OJCCD-981-2.

The Booker Ervin Sextet - Heavy!!!  (Original Jazz Classics OJCCD-981-2)

Jimmy Owens, trumpet; Garnett Brown, trombone; Booker Ervin, tenor sax; Jaki Byard, piano; Richard Davis, bass; Alan Dawson, drums.
Impact Sound Studios, NYC, September 9, 1966
Ode To Charlie Parker
** reissue of Prestige PR 7499 + 1 bonus track.

Booker Ervin - Structurally Sound  (Pacific Jazz PJ-10119)

Charles Tolliver, trumpet; Booker Ervin, tenor sax; John Hicks, piano; Red Mitchell, bass; Lenny McBrowne, drums.
Pacific Jazz Studios, Hollywood, CA, December 14, 1966
Boo's Blues
You're My Everything
same personnel.
Pacific Jazz Studios, Hollywood, CA, December 15, 1966
Berkshire Blues
Franess
Take The "A" Train
same personnel.
Pacific Jazz Studios, Hollywood, CA, December 16, 1966
Dancing In The Dark
Stolen Moments
Deep Night
** also issued on Pacific Jazz ST-20119; Blue Note 7243 5 27545 2 6.

Booker Ervin - Structurally Sound  (Blue Note 7243 5 27545 2 6)

Charles Tolliver, trumpet; Booker Ervin, tenor sax; John Hicks, piano; Red Mitchell, bass; Lenny McBrowne, drums.: same personnel.
Pacific Jazz Studios, Hollywood, CA, December 14, 1966
Shiny Stockings
same personnel.
Pacific Jazz Studios, Hollywood, CA, December 15, 1966
Franess (alternate take)
same personnel.
Pacific Jazz Studios, Hollywood, CA, December 16, 1966
White Christmas
Deep Night (alternate take)
** reissue of Pacific Jazz PJ-10119 + 4 bonus tracks.

1967

Booker Ervin - Booker 'N' Brass  (Pacific Jazz PJ-10127)

Freddie Hubbard, Charles Tolliver, Richard Williams, trumpet; Ray Copeland, trumpet, flugelhorn; Garnett Brown, Bennie Green, trombone; Benny Powell, bass trombone; Booker Ervin, tenor sax; Kenny Barron, piano; Reggie Johnson, string bass; Leonard McBrowne, drums; Teddy Edwards, arranger, conductor.
Webster Hall, NYC, September 12, 1967
L.A. After Dark (master-take 6)
Baltimore Oriole
St. Louis Blues
John Coles, Richard Williams, trumpet; Martin Banks, Ray Copeland, trumpet, flugelhorn; Bennie Green, Britt B. Woodman, trombone; Benny Powell, bass trombone; Booker Ervin, tenor sax; Kenny Barron, piano; Reggie Johnson, bass; Leonard McBrowne, drums; Teddy Edwards, arranger, conductor.
Webster Hall, NYC, September 13, 1967
East Dallas Special
I Lost My Sugar In Salt Lake City
Kansas City
Martin Banks, Ray Copeland, Freddie Hubbard, Richard Williams, trumpet; Garnett Brown, Bennie Green, trombone; Booker Ervin, tenor sax; Kenny Barron, piano; Reggie Johnson, bass; Leonard McBrowne, drums; Teddy Edwards, arranger, conductor.
Webster Hall, NYC, September 14, 1967
Do You Know What It Means To Miss New Orleans
Harlem Nocturne
I Left My Heart In San Francisco
** also issued on Pacific Jazz ST-20127, CDP 7243 4 94509 2 9.

Booker Ervin - Booker 'N' Brass  (Pacific Jazz CDP 7243 4 94509 2 9)

Freddie Hubbard, Charles Tolliver, Richard Williams, trumpet; Ray Copeland, trumpet, flugelhorn; Garnett Brown, Bennie Green, trombone; Benny Powell, bass trombone; Booker Ervin, tenor sax; Kenny Barron, piano; Reggie Johnson, string bass; Leonard McBrowne, drums; Teddy Edwards, arranger, conductor.
Webster Hall, NYC, September 12, 1967
L.A. After Dark (alternative-take 3)
L.A. After Dark (alternative-take 7)
** reissue of Pacific Jazz PJ-10127 + 2 bonus tracks.

1968

Booker Ervin - The In Between  (Blue Note BST 84283)

Richard Williams, trumpet #1-5; Booker Ervin, tenor sax, flute; Bobby Few Jr., piano; Cevera Jeffries Jr., bass; Lenny McBrowne, drums.
Van Gelder Studio, Englewood Cliffs, NJ, January 12, 1968
1. 2021 tk.6Sweet Pea
2. 2022 tk.8The In Between
3. 2023 tk.12Mour
4. 2024 tk.19The Muse
5. 2025 tk.26Tyra
6. 2026 tk.28Largo
** also issued on Blue Note CDP 7243 8 59379 2 7.

Booker Ervin - Back From The Gig  (Blue Note BN-LA488-H2)

Woody Shaw, trumpet; Booker Ervin, tenor sax; Kenny Barron, piano; Jan Arnett, bass; Billy Higgins, drums.
Van Gelder Studio, Englewood Cliffs, NJ, May 24, 1968
tk.2In A Capricornian Way
tk.7Den Tex
tk.9Lynn's Tune
tk.11204
tk.12Gichi