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
* Bethlehem BCP-6065   Various Artists - Golden Jazz Instrumentals
* Bethlehem 45-11093   Booker Ervin - Git It / Little Jane

Booker Ervin Quintet

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'
= Savoy SJL 1119   Booker Ervin - Down In The Dumps

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) CCD 79000
* Candid CJM 8014, CJS 9014; Barnaby Z 30560; Candid (Eu) CS 9014, (E) CCD 79014   Booker Ervin - That's It!
* Candid (E) CCD 79000   Various Artists - Candid Jazz

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 And Blue-
3946Just In Time (long take)-
-Just In Time (short take)Prestige 45-270, PR 7844; Original Jazz Classics OJCCD-835-2
3947No Land's Man (long take)Prestige PRLP 7293
-No Land's Man (short take)Prestige 45-270, PR 7298, PR 7844; Original Jazz Classics OJCCD-835-2
* Prestige PRLP 7293, PR 7844; Original Jazz Classics OJCCD-835-2   Booker Ervin - Exultation!
* Prestige PR 7298   The Prestige All Stars - Prestige/Groovy Goodies, Vol. 1
* Prestige 45-270   Booker Ervin - Just In Time / No Land's Man

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; Original Jazz Classics OJCCD-845-2; Prestige PRCD-30160   Booker Ervin - The Freedom Book
= Prestige P-24091   Booker Ervin - The Freedom And Space Sessions
* Prestige PR 7417; Original Jazz Classics OJCCD-919-2   Booker Ervin - Groovin' High

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; Original Jazz Classics OJCCD-779-2   Booker Ervin - The Song Book

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; Original Jazz Classics OJCCD-780-2   Booker Ervin - The Blues Book
* Prestige PR 7417; Original Jazz Classics OJCCD-919-2   Booker Ervin - Groovin' High

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; Original Jazz Classics OJCCD-896-2   Booker Ervin - The Space Book
= Prestige P-24091   Booker Ervin - The Freedom And Space Sessions
* Prestige PR 7417; Original Jazz Classics OJCCD-919-2   Booker Ervin - Groovin' High

1965

Booker Ervin - Dexter Gordon Quintet

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   Booker Ervin With Dexter Gordon, Reggie Workman, Alan Dawson And Jaki Byard - Setting The Pace
= Prestige PRCD-24123-2   Booker Ervin, Dexter Gordon, Jaki Byard, Reggie Workman, Alan Dawson - Setting The Pace

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; Original Jazz Classics OJCCD-943-2   Booker Ervin - The Trance
* Prestige PRCD-24123-2   Booker Ervin, Dexter Gordon, Jaki Byard, Reggie Workman, Alan Dawson - Setting The Pace

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; Inner City IC 3006; enja (G) CD 2054-2   Lament For Booker Ervin

1966

The Booker Ervin Sextet

Jimmy Owens, flugelhorn #1, trumpet #3-6; Garnett Brown, trombone #1,3-6; Booker Ervin, tenor sax; Jaki Byard, piano; Richard Davis, bass; Alan Dawson, drums.
Impact Sound Studios, NYC, September 9, 1966
1.BachafillenPrestige PR 7499
2.You Don't Know What Love Is-
3.Aluminum Baby-
4.Not Quite That-
5.Bei Mir Bist Du Shoen-
6.Ode To Charlie ParkerOriginal Jazz Classics OJCCD-981-2
* Prestige PR 7499; Original Jazz Classics OJCCD-981-2   The Booker Ervin Sextet - Heavy!!!

Booker Ervin Quintet

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 BluesPacific Jazz PJ-10119
You're My Everything-
Shiny StockingsBlue Note 7243 5 27545 2 6
* Pacific Jazz PJ-10119, ST-20119; Blue Note 7243 5 27545 2 6   Booker Ervin - Structurally Sound

Booker Ervin Quintet

Charles Tolliver, trumpet; Booker Ervin, tenor sax; John Hicks, piano; Red Mitchell, bass; Lenny McBrowne, drums.: same personnel.
Pacific Jazz Studios, Hollywood, 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; Blue Note 7243 5 27545 2 6   Booker Ervin - Structurally Sound

Booker Ervin Quintet

Charles Tolliver, trumpet; Booker Ervin, tenor sax; John Hicks, piano; Red Mitchell, bass; Lenny McBrowne, drums.: same personnel.
Pacific Jazz Studios, Hollywood, 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; Blue Note 7243 5 27545 2 6   Booker Ervin - Structurally Sound

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, CDP 7243 4 94509 2 9   Booker Ervin - Booker 'N' Brass

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, CDP 7243 4 94509 2 9   Booker Ervin - Booker 'N' Brass

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, CDP 7243 4 94509 2 9   Booker Ervin - Booker 'N' Brass

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, CDP 7243 8 59379 2 7   Booker Ervin - The In Between

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
* Blue Note 0946 3 11439 2 2   Booker Ervin - Tex Book Tenor