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 released on Savoy SJL 1119 as "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 released 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 & Blue
3946Just In Time (long take)
3947No Land's Man (long take)

** also released on Prestige PRST 7293, PRST 7844; Original Jazz Classics OJCCD-835-2.

Booker Ervin - Exultation!  (Prestige PRST 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)

** originally released on Prestige PRLP 7293 + 2 bonus tracks.

Various Artists - Prestige/Groovy Goodies  (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)

** also released on Prestige PRST 7298.

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 released on Prestige PRST 7295; Original Jazz Classics OJCCD-845-2; Prestige PRCD-30160.
** part of Prestige P-24091 as "The Freedom And Space Sessions".

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 released on Prestige PRST 7417; 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 released on Prestige PRST 7318; 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 released on Prestige PRST 7340; 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 released on Prestige PRST 7386; Original Jazz Classics OJCCD-896-2.
** part of Prestige P-24091 as "The Freedom And Space Sessions".

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 released on Prestige PRST 7455.
** part of Prestige PRCD-24123-2 as "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 released on Prestige PRST 7462; 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 released on Inner City IC 3006; enja (G) CD 2054-2.

1966

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

Jimmy Owens, trumpet, flugelhorn; Garnett Brown, trombone; Booker Ervin, tenor sax; Jaki Byard, piano; Richard Davis, bass; Alan Dawson, drums.

NYC, September 9, 1966

Bachafillen
You Don't Know What Love Is
Aluminum Baby
Not Quite That
Bei Mir Bist Du Shoen

** also released on Original Jazz Classics OJCCD-981-2.

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

Jimmy Owens, trumpet, flugelhorn; Garnett Brown, trombone; Booker Ervin, tenor sax; Jaki Byard, piano; Richard Davis, bass; Alan Dawson, drums.: same session.

NYC, September 9, 1966

Ode To Charlie Parker

** originally released on Prestige PRST 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 released 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)

** originally released on 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 released 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)

** originally released on 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 released 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