Booker Ervin Discography

1960 (age 30)

Booker Ervin Sextet

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 BookBethlehem BCP-6048
2.Git ItBethlehem BCP-6048, 45-11093
3.Little Jane-
4.The Book CooksBethlehem BCP-6048
5.Largo-
6.Poor ButterflyBethlehem BCP-6048, BCP-6065

* Bethlehem BCP-6048   "The Book" Booker Ervin - The Book Cooks   1961
* Bethlehem BCP-6065   Various Artists - Golden Jazz Instrumentals   1962
* Bethlehem 45-11093   Booker Ervin - Git It / Little Jane   1961

The Booker Ervin Quintette

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 DoSavoy MG-12154
SBE6402Mr. Wiggles-
SBE6403You Don't Know What Love Is-
SBE6404Down In The Dumps-
SBE6405Well, Well-
SBE6406Autumn Leaves-

* Savoy MG-12154   Booker Ervin Quintet - Cookin'   1961
= Savoy SJL 1119   Booker Ervin - Down In The Dumps   1978

1961

Booker Ervin Quartet

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

MojoCandid CJM 8014
Uranus-
Poinciana-
Speak Low-
Brooker's Blues-
BooCandid CJM 8014, (E) CCD79000

* Candid CJM 8014, CJS 9014   Booker Ervin - That's It!   1961
= Barnaby Z 30560   -   1970
= Candid (Eu) CS 9014   -   1985
= Candid (E) CCD79014   -   1988
* Candid (E) CCD79000   Various Artists - Candid Jazz   1988

1963

Booker Ervin Quintet

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 MoochePrestige PRLP 7293
3943Tune In-
3944Mour-
3945Black & Blue-
3946Just In Time (short take)Prestige 45-270, PRST 7844; Original Jazz Classics OJCCD-835-2
-Just In Time (long take)Prestige PRLP 7293
3947No Land's Man (short take)Prestige 45-270, PR 7298, PRST 7844; Original Jazz Classics OJCCD-835-2
-No Land's Man (long take)Prestige PRLP 7293

* Prestige PRLP 7293, PRST 7293   Booker Ervin - Exultation!   1963
= Prestige PRST 7844   -   1971
= Original Jazz Classics OJCCD-835-2   -   1994
* Prestige PR 7298, PRST 7298   Various Artists - Prestige/Groovy Goodies
* Prestige 45-270   Booker Ervin - Just In Time / No Land's Man   1963

Booker Ervin Quartet

Booker Ervin, tenor sax; Jaki Byard, piano; Richard Davis, bass; Alan Dawson, drums.

Van Gelder Studio, Englewood Cliffs, NJ, December 3, 1963

A Lunar TunePrestige PR 7295
Cry Me Not-
Grant's Stand-
A Day To Mourn-
Al's In-
Stella By StarlightPrestige PR 7417, P-24091, PRCD-30160

* Prestige PR 7295, PRST 7295   Booker Ervin - The Freedom Book   1964
= Original Jazz Classics OJCCD-845-2   -   1995
= Prestige PRCD-30160   -   2007
= Prestige P-24091   Booker Ervin - The Freedom And Space Sessions   1979
* Prestige PR 7417, PRST 7417   Booker Ervin - Groovin' High   1966
= Original Jazz Classics OJCCD-919-2   -   1996

1964

Booker Ervin Quartet

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 LowPrestige PR 7318
Come Sunday-
All The Things You Are-
Just Friends-
Yesterdays-
Our Love Is Here To Stay-

* Prestige PR 7318, PRST 7318   Booker Ervin - The Song Book   1964
= Original Jazz Classics OJCCD-779-2   -   1993

Booker Ervin Quintet

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 DeariePrestige PR 7340
One For Mort-
No Booze Blooze-
True Blue-
Groovin' HighPrestige PR 7417

* Prestige PR 7340, PRST 7340   Booker Ervin - The Blues Book   1964
= Original Jazz Classics OJCCD-780-2   -   1993
* Prestige PR 7417, PRST 7417   Booker Ervin - Groovin' High   1966
= Original Jazz Classics OJCCD-919-2   -   1996

Booker Ervin Quartet

Booker Ervin, tenor sax; Jaki Byard, piano; Richard Davis, bass; Alan Dawson, drums.

Van Gelder Studio, Englewood Cliffs, NJ, October 2, 1964

Number TwoPrestige PR 7386
I Can't Get Started-
Mojo-
There Is No Greater Love-
The Second #2Prestige PR 7417, P-24091
Bass-IXPrestige PR 7417

* Prestige PR 7386, PRST 7386   Booker Ervin - The Space Book   1965
= Original Jazz Classics OJCCD-896-2   -   1996
= Prestige P-24091   Booker Ervin - The Freedom And Space Sessions   1979
* Prestige PR 7417, PRST 7417   Booker Ervin - Groovin' High   1966
= Original Jazz Classics OJCCD-919-2   -   1996

1965

Booker Ervin Quartet With Dexter Gordon

Booker Ervin, Dexter Gordon, tenor sax; Jaki Byard, piano; Reggie Workman, bass; Alan Dawson, drums.

Munich, West Germany, October 27, 1965

Setting The PacePrestige PR 7455
Dexter's Deck-

* Prestige PR 7455, PRST 7455   Booker Ervin With Dexter Gordon, Reggie Workman, Alan Dawson And Jaki Byard - Setting The Pace   1966
= Prestige PRCD-24123-2   Booker Ervin, Dexter Gordon, Jaki Byard, Reggie Workman, Alan Dawson - Setting The Pace   1993

Booker Ervin Quartet

Booker Ervin, tenor sax; Jaki Byard, piano; Reggie Workman, bass; Alan Dawson, drums.

Munich, West Germany, October 27, 1965

The TrancePrestige PR 7462, PRCD-24123-2
Speak Low-
Groovin' At The JamboreePrestige PR 7462

* Prestige PR 7462, PRST 7462   Booker Ervin - The Trance   1967
= Original Jazz Classics OJCCD-943-2   -   1997
* Prestige PRCD-24123-2   Booker Ervin, Dexter Gordon, Jaki Byard, Reggie Workman, Alan Dawson - Setting The Pace   1993

Booker Ervin Quartet

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 YouEnja (G) 2054
Blues For You (cont.)-

* Enja (G) 2054   Lament For Booker Ervin   1975
= Inner City IC 3006   -   1977
= Enja (G) CD 2054-2   -   1993

1966

The Booker Ervin Sextet

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

NYC, September 9, 1966

BachafillenPrestige PRST 7499
You Don't Know What Love Is-
Aluminum Baby-
Not Quite That-
Bei Mir Bist Du Shoen-
Ode To Charlie ParkerOriginal Jazz Classics OJCCD-981-2

* Prestige PRST 7499   The Booker Ervin Sextet - Heavy!!!   1967
= Original Jazz Classics OJCCD-981-2   -   1998

Booker Ervin Quintet

Charles Tolliver, trumpet; Booker Ervin, tenor sax; John Hicks, piano; Red Mitchell, bass; Lenny McBrowne, drums.

Pacific Jazz Studios, Los Angeles, CA, December 14, 1966

Boo's BluesPacific Jazz PJ-10119
You're My Everything-
Shiny StockingsBlue Note 7243 5 27545 2 6

* Pacific Jazz PJ-10119, ST-20119   Booker Ervin - Structurally Sound   1967
= Blue Note 7243 5 27545 2 6   -   2001

Booker Ervin Quintet

Charles Tolliver, trumpet; Booker Ervin, tenor sax; John Hicks, piano; Red Mitchell, bass; Lenny McBrowne, drums.: same personnel.

Pacific Jazz Studios, Los Angeles, CA, December 15, 1966

Berkshire BluesPacific Jazz PJ-10119
Franess-
Take The "A" Train-
Franess (alternate take)Blue Note 7243 5 27545 2 6

* Pacific Jazz PJ-10119, ST-20119   Booker Ervin - Structurally Sound   1967
= Blue Note 7243 5 27545 2 6   -   2001

Booker Ervin Quintet

Charles Tolliver, trumpet; Booker Ervin, tenor sax; John Hicks, piano; Red Mitchell, bass; Lenny McBrowne, drums.: same personnel.

Pacific Jazz Studios, Los Angeles, CA, December 16, 1966

Dancing In The DarkPacific Jazz PJ-10119
Stolen Moments-
Deep Night-
White ChristmasBlue Note 7243 5 27545 2 6
Deep Night (alternate take)-

* Pacific Jazz PJ-10119, ST-20119   Booker Ervin - Structurally Sound   1967
= Blue Note 7243 5 27545 2 6   -   2001

1967

Booker Ervin With Teddy Edwards Orchestra

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)Pacific Jazz PJ-10127
Baltimore Oriole-
St. Louis Blues-
L.A. After Dark (alternative-take 3)Pacific Jazz CDP 7243 4 94509 2 9
L.A. After Dark (alternative-take 7)-

* Pacific Jazz PJ-10127, ST-20127   Booker Ervin - Booker 'N' Brass   1967
= Pacific Jazz CDP 7243 4 94509 2 9   -   1998

Booker Ervin With Teddy Edwards Orchestra

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 SpecialPacific Jazz PJ-10127
I Lost My Sugar In Salt Lake City-
Kansas City-

* Pacific Jazz PJ-10127, ST-20127   Booker Ervin - Booker 'N' Brass   1967
= Pacific Jazz CDP 7243 4 94509 2 9   -   1998

Booker Ervin With Teddy Edwards Orchestra

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 OrleansPacific Jazz PJ-10127
Harlem Nocturne-
I Left My Heart In San Francisco-

* Pacific Jazz PJ-10127, ST-20127   Booker Ervin - Booker 'N' Brass   1967
= Pacific Jazz CDP 7243 4 94509 2 9   -   1998

1968

Booker Ervin Quintet

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 PeaBlue Note BST 84283
2. 2022 tk.8The In Between-
3. 2023 tk.12Mour-
4. 2024 tk.19The Muse-
5. 2025 tk.26Tyra-
6. 2026 tk.28Largo-

* Blue Note BST 84283   Booker Ervin - The In Between   1968
= Blue Note CDP 7243 8 59379 2 7   -   1997

Booker Ervin Quintet

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 WayBlue Note BST 84314, BN-LA488-H2, 0946 3 11439 2 2
tk.7Den Tex-
tk.9Lynn's Tune-
tk.11204-
tk.12Gichi-

* Blue Note BST 84314   Booker Ervin   not released
* Blue Note BN-LA488-H2   Booker Ervin - Back From The Gig   1976
* Blue Note 0946 3 11439 2 2   Booker Ervin - Tex Book Tenor   2005