Samstag, 27. Juni 2015

Booker Ervin (Neue Fassung)

This is a first draft of a Booker Ervin discography. It is based on my own collection, additions from collectors all over the world and a radio show produced and announced on Radio Dreyeckland. This show was done by Lukas Lindenmaier and me - dated between 1990 and 2000. Matthias Winkelmann promised to help but this never happened. Everybody is invited to take part in corrections, additions and all kind of information. Just drop a line.
Dr. Michael Frohne

I would like to remind that George Wattieau issued a discography in 1987. This publication by MICROGRAPHY is out of print since many years. Maybe HLL used this for the radio show.


Ernie Fields Orchestra

1955 or 1957 or 1959 Los Angeles, CA

Thomas "Duke" Wilson (tp) Ernie Fields (tb) Curtis Gray (as) Harry Lewis (ts) Booker Ervin (ts,bar) Helen Lewis (p) Ernest "Butch" Lockett (g) M.L. Jones (b) Paul Dennis (d) Ann Walls (vcl)

5185 Long long highway
5186 Skyway

Issues:
All on Combo 77 (prob. 78's)


Ernie Fields Orchestra

same or similar pers as above

1955 or 1957 or 1959 Los Angeles, CA

(take 3) Daddy how long

T-town mambo

Issues:
All on Ace (GB) CH 84


Charles Mingus
May 5, 1959 NYC
Jimmy Knepper tb / John Handy as, cl / Shafi Hadi as, ts / Booker Ervin ts / Horace Parlan p / Charles Mingus b / Dannie Richmond dr

a.  Better git it in your soul  (7:23)  (Mingus)
b.  Goodbye pork pie hat  (4:47) (Mingus)
c.  Boogie stop shuffle  (3:42) (Mingus)
d.  Self-portrait in three colors  (3:06) (Mingus)
e.  Open letter to Duke  (4:57) (Mingus)
b.  Bird calls  (3:14) (Mingus)
c.  Fables of Faubus  (8:15) (Mingus)
h.  Pussy cat dues  (6:30) (Mingus)
d.  Jelly Roll  (4:02) (Mingus)

Notes:
details will follow soon

Issues:  
All on Columbia MINGUS AH-UM


Charles Mingus

July 4, 1959 Freebody Park, Newport Jazz Festival, Newport, RI

Richard Williams tp / Leo Wright as,fl / Booker Ervin ts / Roland Hanna p / Charlie Mingus b / Dannie Richmond dr

a.  Boogie stop shuffle  (Mingus)
b.  Box seats at Newport   (Mingus)
c.  Diane  (Mingus)
d.  Gunslinging Bird  (Mingus)

Notes:
details will follow soon

Issues:
VOA Radio broadcast


Booker Ervin
June, 1960 NYC

Tommy Turrentine tp / Booker Ervin ts / Zoot Sims ts / Tommy Flanagan p / George Tucker b / Dannie Richmond dr

a.  The blue book  (8:33)  (Ervin)
b. 6576  Git it  (6:54)  (Ervin)    
c. 6577  Little June  (6:26)  (Ervin)    
d.  The Book cooks  (10:44) (Ervin)    
e.  Largo  (6:13) (Ervin)    
f.  Poor butterfly  (3:46) (Golden-Hubbell) 

Notes:
e. Zoot Sims and Tommy Turrentine out

Issues:  
All on Bethlehem BCP 6048 entitled „THE BOOK“ BOOKER ERVIN THE BOOK COOKS
All on Bethlehem BCP 6025 entitled „THE BOOK“ BOOKER ERVIN THE BOOK COOKS
All on Polydor (J) MP 2400 entitled „THE BOOK“ BOOKER ERVIN THE BOOK COOKS
all on Affinity (GB) AFF 88 entitled „THE BOOK“ BOOKER ERVIN THE BOOK COOKS
all on Affinity (GB) CD 758 SOULFUL SAXES (various)
All on Parlophone (GB) PMC 1170 entitled „THE BOOK“ BOOKER ERVIN THE BOOK COOKS
All on Bethlehem (J) COCY-7516 entitled „THE BOOK“ BOOKER ERVIN THE BOOK COOKS




Teddy Charles – Jazz in the garden
August 25, 1960 Museum of Modern Art, NYC

Teddy Charles vib / Mal Waldron p / Addison Farmer b / Ed Shaughnessy b / guests: Booker Little tp / Booker Ervin ts

a.  Scoochie  (5:20) (6:22) (Ervin)
b.  Cycles  (4:44) (5:31) (Waldron) 
c.  Embraceable you  (4:44) (G.Gershwin) 
d.  Blues de tambour  (3:28) (5:44) (Shaughnessy)    

e.                                Take three parts jazz  (Charles)  (12:03)
I. Route 4  (3:39)
II. Lyriste  (4:21)
III. Father George  (3:51) 

f.  The confined few   (6:52) (8:08) (Little)
g.  Stardust  (3:41) (3:34) (Carmichael)
   

Notes:  
c.e. Booker Little and Booker Ervin out
(tcb 1003) given in brackets because this LP contains only edited versions of orginal tunes.
e. part II mistitles „Byriste“ on label.
Edited versions on Warwick given with first running times, complete versions as second entry.
„Witch fire“ (4:34) on tcb 1003 is from another session without Booker Ervin

Issues:  
All (without g) on Warwick W 2033 entitled METRONOME PRESENTS JAZZ IN THE GARDEN AT THE MUSEUM OF MODERN ART
All (without g.) on Warwick/Fresh Sound (E) FSR-674 entitled METRONOME PRESENTS JAZZ IN THE GARDEN AT THE MUSEUM OF MODERN ART
All (without g.) on Warwick/Fresh Sound (E) FSR CD 212 entitled METRONOME PRESENTS JAZZ IN THE GARDEN AT THE MUSEUM OF MODERN ART
a.b.d.f.g. (edited versions) on tcb 1003 entitled booker little booker ervin sounds of inner city
prob. same as on tcb 1003 also on Collectables 6131 entitled booker little booker ervin sounds of inner city

All on Jazz View (D) COD 032 (cd) entitled Booker Little & Teddy Charles Group Live The Complete Concert






Charles Mingus
Ted Curson, Lonnie Hillyer (tp) Jimmy Knepper, Britt Woodman (tb) Eric Dolphy (as,b-cl,fl) Charles McPherson (as) Booker Ervin (ts) Nico Bunink (p) Charles Mingus (b) Dannie Richmond (d)
New York, October 20, 1960
-1 Reincarnation of a love bird (be,jk,bw out) Candid CS9033, CCD79033 (CD)
-4 Reincarnation of a love bird (be,jk,bw out) CCD79042 (CD), Music Club (GB) MMCD201
Reincarnation of a love bird (be,jk,bw out) Mosaic MR4-111, MD3-111 (CD)
Vassarlean (jk,bw out) Candid CJM8019, , BR5021, CCD79021, CCD79042, CCD79019, Barnaby KZ31034, 2BR6015, Chess (F)CH50053, Jazzman JAZ5002, Mosaic MR4-111, MD3-111 CD, Music Club (GB)MCCD201
MDM (Monk Duke and Mingus) Candid CJM8021, CCD79021, (J)32JDC-102, Barnaby KZ31034, 2BR6015, Chess (F)CH50053, Jazzman JAZ5002, Mosaic MR4-111, MD3-111 (CD)

Note : According to Mosaic liner notes there was only one take of "Reincarnation of a love bird" and the version on Masaic fades out after 9 minutes, however later issues list a take 1 and 4 ? Candid CCD79042 entitled "Mysterious blues", rest of this CD see Jazz Artists Guild, Candid CCD
79019 as "The Jazz Life !", rest of this CD by other artists. All titles of Candid CCD79042 also
on Candid (J)TKCB-30041. Barnaby KZ31034 = CBS 64675.

Ted Curson, Lonnie Hillyer (tp) Eric Dolphy (as,b-cl) Charles McPherson (as) Booker Ervin (ts) Paul Bley (p) Charles Mingus (b) Dannie Richmond (d)

New York, November 11, 1960
Bugs (tc,ed out)(*) Candid CS9026, CCD79026, Mosaic MR4-111, MR3-111 (CD), Music Club (GB) MCCD201
Reincarnation of a lovebird Candid CS9026, CCD79026, Mosaic MR4-111, MR3-111 (CD)
Lock 'em up Candid CJM8021, CCD79021, (J)32DC-102, Barnaby KZ31034, 2BR6015, Chess (F)CH50053, Jazzman JAZ5002, Mosaic MR4-111, MD3-111

Note : (*) Also known as "McPherson's in person and he ain't rehearsin'". Candid CJM8019 = CJS9019 = (J)SMJ-6188 = Barnaby BR5021 all as "Jazz life", CJM8021 = CJS9021 = (J)SOPC-57011 = (J) SMJ6195 all as "Mingus". Candid CS9026 & CCD79026 as as "Reincarnation of a love bird" rest of both issues see Jazz Artists Guild. Candid CJM8022 = (J)SMJ-6187 = (J)SOPC-57003 = Barnaby BR5022 all as "Jazz Artists Guild-Newport Rebels". Barnaby KZ31034 = CBS (Eu)S64675 both as "The Candid Recordings".


Booker Ervin
November 26, 1960 NYC
Richard Williams tp / Booker Erivn ts / Horace Parlan p / George Tucker b / Dannie Richmond dr

a. SBE6401  Dee da do  (7:30)  (Ervin)  
b. SBE6402  Mr. Wiggles  (5:17)  (Ervin)
c. SBE6403  You don’t know what love is  (7:24) (Raye – DePaul)
d. SBE6404  Down in the dumps  (6:11) (Ervin) 
e. SBE6405  Well, well  (9:51) (Ervin)  
f. SBE6406  Autumn leaves  (7:01) (Prevert – Kosma)

Issues:  
All on Savoy MG 12154 entitled BOOKER ERVIN Quintet COOKIN‘
All on Savoy SJL 1119  entitled BOOKER ERVIN DOWN IN THE DUMPS
All on Savoy (D) 70826 entitled BOOKER ERVIN DOWN IN THE DUMPS
All on Savoy (J) SV-0150 (cd) entitled BOOKER ERVIN Quintet COOKIN‘
All on Savoy (J) SV-0245 (cd) entitled BOOKER ERVIN DOWN IN THE DUMPS






Barbara Long
January 5, 1961 NYC

Billy Howell tp, arr / Booker Ervin ts / Nat Phipps p / George Tucker b / Al Harewood dr / Barbara Long voc

a. SBL746  It’s heaven  (4:03) (Phipps)
b. SBL747  Largo to Oscar  (3:32) (Phipps) (Phipps) 
c. SBL748  Where is lonesome  (3:17) (Phipps)  Savoy 1601
d. SBL749  On green Dolphin Street  (3:10) (Kaper-Washington)
e. SBL750  When you’re smilin‘ (+) (3:09)  (Parlan)

Issues:  
Savoy 1601 (45 Single)
All on Savoy MG 12161 entitled SOUL THE VOICE OF BARBARA LONG
(+) also on Savoy SJL 1119 entitled BOOKER ERVIN DOWN IN THE DUMPS
(+) also on Savoy (J) SV-0245 (cd) entitled BOOKER ERVIN DOWN IN THE DUMPS
All on Savoy (J) SV-0216 (cd) entitled SOUL THE VOICE OF BARBARA LONG



Booker Ervin
January 6, 1961 NYC

Booker Ervin ts / Horace Parlan p / George Tucker b / Al Harewood dr

a.  Mojo  (7:50) (Ervin)
b.  Uranus  (4:27) (Ervin)   
c.  Poinciana  (7:57) (Simon-Bernier) 
d.  Speak low  (7:03) (Nash-Weill)
e.  Booker’s blues  (10:52) (Ervin)    
f.  Boo  (4:28)  (Ervin)

Notes:  
Horace Parlan as Felix Krull on original issue

Issues:
All on Candid CJM 8014 (mono) entitled BOOKER ERVIN THAT’S IT!
All on Candid CJS 9014 (stereo) entitled BOOKER ERVIN THAT’S IT!
All on Barnaby/Candid Z 30560 entitled BOOKER ERVIN THAT’S IT!
All on CBS (NL) 64357 entitled BOOKER ERVIN THAT’S IT!
All on Base (I) 9014 entitled BOOKER ERVIN THAT’S IT!
All on Candid (J) SMJ-6213 entitled BOOKER ERVIN THAT’S IT!
All on Candid (J) 32JDC-111 (cd) entitled BOOKER ERVIN THAT’S IT!
All on Candid CACD 79014 (cd) entitled BOOKER ERVIN THAT’S IT!



Barbara Long 
January 10, 1961 NYC

Billy Howell tp, arr / Booker Ervin ts / Nat Phipps p / George Tucker b / Al Harewood dr / Barbara Long voc

a. SBL751  Squeeze me  (3:14)  (Waller-C.Williams) 
b. SBL752  Serenade  (1:45) (Phipps)  
d. SBL753  Gee baby ain’t I good to you  (3:10) (Redman-Razaf)
e. SBL754  Swan lake (theme)  (2:50) (Tschaikovsky) 
f. SBL755  Call me darling  (2:23) (Dick-Reisfield-Frybert-Marbee) 
g. SBL756  You don’t know what love is  (4:00) (Raye-DePaul)
h. SBL757  The Trolley song (+) (2:20)  (Blane-Martin) Savoy 1601 

Issues:  
Savoy 1601 (45 Single)
All on Savoy MG 12161  entitled SOUL THE VOICE OF BARBARA LONG
(+) also on Savoy SJL 1119 entitled BOOKER ERVIN DOWN IN THE DUMPS
(+) Savoy (J) SV-0245 (cd) entitled BOOKER ERVIN DOWN IN THE DUMPS
All on Savoy (J) SV-0216 (cd) entitled SOUL THE VOICE OF BARBARA LONG





Horace Parlan  
June 18, 1961 Rudy van Gelder Studio, Englewood Cliffs, NJ

Booker Ervin ts / Grant Green g / Horace Parlan p / George Tucker b / Al Harewood dr

a. tk.4  Light blue  (5:59) (T.Turrentine) 
b. tk.8  Up and down  (6:07)  (Parlan) 
c. tk.10  The Book’s beat  (9:44) (Ervin) 
d. tk.14  Fugue (alt.take)  (6:57) (G.Tucker) 
e. tk.15  Fugue  (7:06) (G.Tucker)
f. tk.16  Lonely one  (4:02)  (B.Gonzales) 
g. tk.18  The other part of town  (11:37) (G.Green) 

Issues:  
all (exept alt.take) on Blue Note BLP 4082 (mono) = Blue Note BST 84082 (stereo) entitled HORACE PARLAN UP AND DOWN
All (exept alt.take) on Blue Note (J) K18P-9206 entitled HORACE PARLAN UP AND DOWN
all on Mosaic MQ8-197 = MD5-197 (cd entitled THE COMPLETE BLUE NOTE HORACE PARLAN SESSIONS





Mal Waldron with Eric Dolphy
June 27, 1961 Rudy van Gelder Studio, Englewood Cliffs, NJ

Eric Dolphy as, cl, bcl / Booker Ervin ts / Mal Waldron p / Ron Carter cello / Joe Benjamin b / Charlie Persip dr

a. 3110  Thirteen  (4:42) (Waldron) 
b. 3111  Duquility    (4:42) (Waldron)
c. 3112  Status Seeking   (8:52) (Waldron)
d. 3113  Warp and Woof   (5:36) (Waldron)
e. 3114  Warm Canto  (5:37) (Waldron) 
f. 3115  Fire Waltz  (7:58) (Waldron) 
g. 3116  We Diddit  (4:23) (Waldron)          

Notes:  
e. without Booker Ervin

Issues:  
All on New Jazz 8269 entitled MAL WALDRON THE QUEST
All on SABA/Prestige (D) PR 7579 entitled ERIC DOLPHY AND BOOKER ERVIN WITH THE MAL WALDRON SEXTET THE QUEST
All on Prestige PR 7579 entitled ERIC DOLPHY AND BOOKER ERVIN WITH THE MAL WALDRON SEXTET THE QUEST
All on Bellaphon (D) BJS 40120 entitled ERIC DOLPHY AND BOOKER ERVIN WITH THE MAL WALDRON SEXTET THE QUEST
All on Funckler (NL) PPR 087 entitled MAL WALDRON / ERIC DOLPHY SEXTET THE QUEST
All on Xtra (GB) 5006 MAL WALDRON THE QUEST
New Jazz (J) SMJ-6571
All on New Jazz (J) SMJ-7077 entitled MAL WALDRON THE QUEST
All on Metronome (D) 0902074 entitled MAL WALDRON THE QUEST
All onn Hispavox (E) 150091 entitled MAL WALDRON THE QUEST
All on Prestige P-24085 entitled ERIC DOLPHY FIRE WALTZ
All on Prestige (F) 68330 entitled ERIC DOLPHY FIRE WALTZ
c. also on Boplicity (GB) BOPM 12 entitled EVIDENCE (various)
All on Prestige/Fantasy OJC-082 entitled MAL WALDRON THE QUEST
All on Prestige/Fantasy OJCCD-082-2  entitled MAL WALDRON THE QUEST
All on Prestige/Fantasy 9PRCD-4418-2 entitled ERIC DOLPHY THE COMPLETE PRESTIGE RECORDINGS





Charles Mingus
October 21, 1961 Birdland, NYC

Jimmy Knepper tb / Roland Kirk ts / Booker Ervin ts / Jaki Byard p / Charles Mingus b / Dannie Richmond dr

a.  Hog calling blues (nc)   (3:00)  (Mingus)

Notes:
details will follow soon

Issues:
Radio broadcast


Charles Mingus
Richard Williams (tp) Charles McPherson (as) Booker Ervin (ts) Toshiko Akiyoshi (p) Charles Mingus (b) Dannie Richmond (d)
Broadcast, "Birdland", New York, March 24, 1962
Take the "A" train Session 118, BAT 5/8, Jazz View (D) 028 (CD), Musica Jazz (It)2MJP-1067
Mister Faubus (Fables of Faubus)(cm,dr vcl) Session 118, BAT 5/8, Jazz View (D) 028 (CD), Musica Jazz (It)2MJP-1067
Eat that chicken (theme)(incomp) Session 118, BAT 5/8, Jazz View (D)028 (CD)

Note : Jazz View (D)028 (CD) entitled "Live at Birdland 1962", rest see October 19, 1962.


Charles Mingus
March 24, 1962 Birdland, NCY

Richard Williams tp / Charles McPherson as / Booker Ervin ts / Jaki Byard p / Charles Mingus b / Dannie Richmond dr

a.  Eat that chicken  (2:35)  (Mingus)

Notes:
details will follow soon

Issues:
radio broadcast

Broadcast, "Birdland", New York, March 31, 1962
Monk, Bunk and vice versa (Monk*) Alto AL714*, BAT 5/8
Oh Lord don't let them drop that atomic bomb on me - , -
Eat that chicken (theme) - , -


Charles Mingus
March 31, 1962 Birdland, NYC

Richard Williams tp / Charles McPherson as / Booker Ervin ts / Jaki Byard p / Charles Mingus b / Dannie Richmond dr

a.  Oh Lord don’t let them drop  (7:25)  (Mingus)
b.  Eat that Chicken  (2:10)  (Mingus)

Notes:
details will follow soon

Issues:
radio broadcast


Bill Barron
March 31, 1962 NYC

Bill Barron ts / Booker Ervin ts / Kenny Barron p / Larry Ridley b / Andrew Cyrille dr

a. SBB6335  Bill’s boogie  (6:48) (B.Barron)
b. SBB6336  Groovin‘  (6:09) (B.Barron)
d. SBB6337  Now’s the time  (9:04) (Parker)
e. SBB6338  A cool one  (4:34) (B.Barron)
f. SBB6339  Jelly Roll  (4:48) (B.Barron)
g. SBB6340  Playhouse march  (5:18) (B.Barron)
h. SBB6341  Billie’s bounce  (5:02) (Parker)
i. SBB6342  Work song  (3:04)  (N.Adderley-O.Brown)

Issues:  
All on Savoy MG 12183 entitled BILL BARRON HOT LINE
All on Savoy SJL 1160 entitled THE TENORS OF BILL BARRON BOOKER ERVIN THE HOT LINE



Charles Mingus
Richard Williams (tp) Charles McPherson (as) Booker Ervin (ts) Toshiko Akiyoshi (p-1) Charles Mingus (b-2,p-3) Henry Grimes (b) Herman Wright (b-4) Dannie Richmond (b) Symphony Sid Torin (mc vcl)

Live, "Birdland", New York, May 5, 1962
Eat that chicken (theme)(3,4)(*) Tempi di Jazz (It)CDTJ704
Reets and I (1,hg & dr only)(*) -
Monk, Bunk and vice versa (1,2,3,4) -
Devil woman (1 solo + 3 & 4) -
Eat that chicken (theme,3,4) -

Note : (*) These 2 titles also on BAT 5/8.


Charles Mingus
Richard Williams (tp) Charles McPherson (as) Booker Ervin (ts) Toshiko Akiyoshi (p) Charles Mingus (b) Henry Grimes (b-1)

Live, "Birdland", New York, May 12, 1962
Tijuana table dance ((1) J For Jazz JFJ802, Musica Jazz (It) 2MJP-1967
Peggy's blue skylight J For Jazz JFJ802
Eat that chicken (theme) -

Note : Entire session also on Tempo di Jazz (It)CDTJ704. Rest of J For Jazz JFJ802 see Dexter Gordon & Charlie Parker.


Charles Mingus 
May 12, 1962 NYC

Richard Williams tp / Charles McPherson as / Booker Ervin ts / Toshiko Akiyoshi p / Charles Mingus b / Dannie Richmond dr ?

a.  Peggy’s blue skylight  (13:45) (Mingus)   
b.  Tijuana’s table dance  (11:30) (Mingus)   
c.  Eat that chicken  (1:00) (Mingus)

Notes:
details will follow soon

Issues:
radio broadcast


Horace Parlan
February 15, 1963 Rudy van Gelder Studio, Englewood Cliffs, NJ

Johnny Coles tp / Booker Ervin ts / Horace Parlan p / Grant Green g / Butch Warren b / Billy Higgins dr

a. tk.6  Happy frame of mind  (6:10) (Parlan) 
b. tk.7  A tune for Richard  (6:05) (Ervin) 
c. tk.10  Home in Africa  (8:45) (Boykins) 
d. tk.15  Dexi  (5:45) (Coles)
e. tk.18  Back from the gig  (5:50) (Parlan)
f. tk.21  Kucheza blues  (5:35)  (Weston)

Issues:  
Blue Note BLP 4134 (not released)
All on Blue Note LA 488-H2 entitled BOOKER ERVIN BACK FROM THE GIG
All on Blue Note BST 84134 entitled HORACE PARLAN HAPPY FRAME OF MIND
All onn Blue Note CDP 8697847 (cd) entitled HORACE PARLAN HAPPY FRAME OF MIND



Larry Young
February 28, 1963 Rudy van Gelder Studio, Englewood Cliffs, NJ

Booker Ervin ts / Larry Young org / Jerry Thomas dr

a. 3755 Absotively Posalutely (Backup) (6:41) (Poindexter)
b. 3756 You don't know what love is (6:03) (dePaul-Jones-Raye)
c. 3756 You don't know what love is (alt.take) (6:05) (dePaul-Jones-Raye)
d. 3757 Autumn leaves (4:19) (Kosma-Mercer-Prevert)
e. 3758 Old folks (8:21) (Hill-Robison)

Issues:
All on Prestige PRCD-24229 (cd) entitled BOOKER ERVIN PONY POINDEXTER LARRY YOUNG GUMBO


Roy Haynes

Booker Ervin ts / Ronnie Mathews p / Larry Ridley  b / Roy Haynes dr

New York, April 10, 1963

a. 3775 Scoochie (06:15) (Ervin)
b. 3776 Dorian (06:50) (Matthews)
c. 3777 Sketch of Melba (07:10) (Weston)
d. 3778 Honey dew (03:40) (Matthews)
e. 3779 Under Paris skies (07:35) (Giroud)
f. 3780 Bad news blues (0645) (Haynes)

Issue:
All on New Jazz NJLP 8286, Prestige (J) VICJ-23785 (CD) entitled CRACKLIN' ROY HAYNES WITH BOOKER ERVIN
All on Prestige MPP 2504 entitled BOOKER ERVIN & ROY HAYNES BAD NEW BLUES "Bad news blues".
b.d. . also on Prestige PR 45-264




Ted Curson
May 28, 1963 Rudy van Gelder Studio, Englewood Cliffs, NJ

Ted Curson tp / Booker Ervin ts / Gildo Mahones p 7 George Tucker b / Roy Haynes dr

Note:
This was a Prestige session listed by Tom Lord. Remained unissued so far

Booker Ervin
June 19, 1963 Rudy van Gelder Studio, Englewood Cliffs, NJ

Frank Strozier as / Booker Ervin ts / Horace Parlan p / Butch Warren b / Walter Perkins dr

a. 3942  Mooche mooche  (7:18) (Ervin) 
b. 3943  Tune in  (8:26) (Ervin) 
c. 3944  Mour  (4:09)  (Ervin) 
d. 3945  Black & blue  (6:16) (Waller)
e. 3946  Just in time  (4:57) (Comden-Green-Styne) 
f. 3946  Just in time (short take)  (2:26) (Comden-Green-Styne) Prestige 45-270
g. 3947  No man’s land  (5:37) (W.Perkins)
h. 3947  No man’s land (short take)  (2:37) (W.Perkins) Prestige 45-270

Notes:  
f.h. Frank Strozier out

Issues:  
Prestige 45-270 (Single)
a.b.c.d.e.g. on Prestige PR 7293 entitled BOOKER ERVIN EXULTATION!
h. on Prestige PR 7298 entitled PRESTIGE GROOVY GOODIES, Volume 1 (various)
Prestige PR 7844 (prob. all tunes without the short takes) entitled BOOKER ERVIN EXULTATION!
All on Prestige/Fantasy OJCCD-835-2 (cd) entitled BOOKER ERVIN EXULTATION!



Randy Weston

August 1963 NYC

Ray Copeland tp / Jimmy Cleveland, Quentin Jackson tb / Julius Watkins frh / Aaron Bell tuba / Booker Ervin ts / Budd Johnson ss / Randy Weston p / Peck Morrison b / Charlie Persip, Frankie Dunlop dr / Archie Lee, George Young perc

a. Caban Bamboo Highlife (02:43) (Weston)
b. Niger Mambo (04:57) (Benson)
c. Zulu (04:35) (Weston)
d. In memory of (07:37) (Weston)
e. Congolese children (02:30) (Weston)
e. Blues to Africa (06:17) (Weston)
f. Mystery of love (07:29) (Warren)

Issues:
All on Colpix CP(S) 456 entitled RANDY WESTON MUSIC FROM THE NEW AFRICAN NATIONS: HIGHLIFE



Pony Poindexter 
June 27, 1963 Rudy van Gelder Studio, Englewood Cliffs, NJ

Al Grey tb-1 / Pony Poindexter ss, as / Booker Ervin ts / Gildo Mahones p / George Tucker b / Jimmie Smith dr

a. 2934  Creole girl (= Melphamiene)  (4:09) (Poindexter) 
b. 2935  French market  (4:48) (Poindexter) 
c. 2936  Gumbo filet  (3:22) (Poindexter) 
d. 2937  4 – 11 – 44   (3:00) (Poindexter) Prestige 45-272
e. 3938  Happy strut (1)  (3:00) (Poindexter)  Prestige 45-272
f. 3939  Front o’town (1)  (5:07) (Poindexter) 
g. 3940  Back o’town (1)  (4:11) (Poindexter) 
h. 3941  Muddy dust (1)   (4:36) (Poindexter) 

Issues:  
Prestige 45-272 (Single)
All on Prestige PR 16001 entitled GUMBO! PONY POINDEXTER WITH BOOKER ERVIN
All on Prestige PRCD-24229 (cd) entitled BOOKER ERVIN PONY POINDEXTER LARRY YOUNG GUMBO



Booker Ervin
December 3, 1963 Rudy van Gelder Studio, Englewood Cliffs, NJ

Booker Ervin ts / Jaki Byard p / Richard Davis b / Alan Dawson dr

a.   A lunar tune  (7:46) (Ervin) 
b.  Cry me not  (4:54) (Weston) 
c.  Grant’s stand  (7:58) (Ervin) 
d.  A day to mourn  (9:35) (Ervin) 
e.  Al’s in  (9:48) (Ervin) 
f.  Stella by starlight  (2:50) (Young-Washington)

Issues:  
a.b.c.d.e. on Prestige PR 7295 entitled booker ervin / the freedom book
f. on Prestige PR 7417 entitled BOOKER ERVIN / GROOVIN‘ HIGH
f. on SABA/Prestige (D) PRST 7417 entitled BOOKER ERVIN / GROOVIN‘ HIGH
a.b.c.d.e. on Prestige P-24091 entitled BOOKER ERVIN THE FREEDOM AND SPACE SESSIONS
a.b.c.d.e. on Bellaphon (D)  BLST 6511 entitled BOOKER ERVIN THE FREEDOM AND SPACE SESSIONS
a.b.c.d.e. on Prestige/Fantasy OJCCD-845-2 (cd) entitled booker ervin / the freedom book
f. on Prestige/Fantasy OJCCD-919-2 (cd) entitled BOOKER ERVIN / GROOVIN‘ HIGH





Lambert, Hendricks and Bavan
December 21 – 21, 1963 Village Gate, NYC

Thad Jones tp, flh / Booker Ervin ts / Gildo Mahones p / George Tucker b / Jimmie Smith dr / Dave Lambert voc / Jon Hendricks voc / Yolande Bavan voc

a. PPA1-7047  Jumpin‘ at the woodside  (4:09)  (Basie-Hendricks) 
b. PPA1-7048  Meetin‘ time  (4:22)  (Hendricks)  
c. PPA1-7049  Days of wine and roses  (3:06) (Mercer-Mancini) 
d. PPA1-7050  Rusty dusty blues  (8:46)  (J.Mayo Williams-Hendricks)  
e. PPA1-7051  Three blind mice  (3:41) (Hendricks) 
f. PPA1-7052  Nothin‘ for nothin‘  (3:31) (Hendricks) 
g. PPA1-7053  With ’er ’ead tucked underneath ’er arm  (3:17) (W.Harris-R.P.Harris-Lee) 
h. PPA1-7054  It’s sand, man  (2:54) (Lewis-Hendricks-Lambert)
i. PPA1-7055  I wonder what’s become of Sally  (4:08) (Yellen-Ager)  
j. PPA1-7056  Stops and goes blues  (3:07) (Hendricks) 

Notes:  
d.g.i. without horns

Issues:  
All on RCA LPM 2891 (mono) = RCA LSP 2891 (stereo) entitled RECORDED LIVE LAMBERT, HENDRICKS AND BAVAN HAVIN‘ a BALL at THE VILLAGE GATE
All on RCA (D) LPM 2891 (mono) = RCA (D) LSP 2891 (stereo) entitled RECORDED LIVE LAMBERT, HENDRICKS AND BAVAN HAVIN‘ a BALL at THE VILLAGE GATE
All on RCA/BMG (D) ND 86282 (cd) entitled LAMBERT, HENDRICKS AND BAVAN IN LIVE PERFORMANCE SWINGIN‘ TILL THE GIRLS COME HOME
All on RCA/BMG (D) 2122111-2 (cd) entitled LAMBERT, HENDRICKS AND BAVAN IN LIVE PERFORMANCE SWINGIN‘ TILL THE GIRLS COME HOME



Booker Ervin
February 27, 1964 Rudy van Gelder Studio, Englewood Cliffs, NJ

Booker Ervin ts / Tommy Flanagan p / Richard Davis b / Alan Dawson dr

a.  The lamp is low  (7:15) (Parish-Ravel-DeRose-Shefter)
b.  Come Sunday  (5:38) (D.Ellington)
c . All the things you are  (5:19) (Kern-Hammerstein II)
d.  Just friends  (5:55) (Kenner-Lewis) 
e.  Yesterdays  (7:45) (Kern-Harbach) 
f.  Our love is here to stay  (6:30) (G. & I.Gershwin)

Issues:  
All on Prestige PR 7318 entitled booker ervin / the song book
All on Bellaphon (D) BLST 6513 entitled BOOKER ERVIN THE BLUES BOOK / THE SONG BOOK
All on Prestige/Fantasy OJCCD-779-2 (cd) entitled booker ervin / the song book



Don Patterson
May 12, 1964 Rudy van Gelder Studio, Englewood Cliffs, NJ

Leonard Houston as-1 / Booker Ervin ts / Don Patterson org / Billy James dr

a.  S‘bout time  (11:00) (11:00) 
b.  Up in Betty’s room  (5:10) (James-Patterson)  Prestige 45-333
c.  Oleo  (3:00) (Rollins) 
d.  When Johnny comes marching home  (10:50) (trad.) 
e.  The good life  (9:50) (Reardon-Diste) 
f.  Hip cake walk (1)  (16:40) (Patterson) 
g.  Love me with all your heart  (6:20)  (C.&M.Riguals)  Prestige 45-323
h.  People  (Merrill-Styne)  Prestige 45-323

Issues:  
Prestige 45-323 (Single)
Prestige 45-333 (Single)
a.b.c.d.e. on Prestige PR 7331 entitled THE EXCITING NEW ORGAN OF DON PATTERSON WITH BOOKER ERVIN
f. on Prestige PR 7349 entitled Hip Cake Walk / Don Patterson with Booker Ervin
g. on Prestige PR 7381 entitled Patterson’s People DON PATTERSON with Sonny Stitt and Booker Ervin
b. also on Prestige PR 7704 entitled THE BEST OF DON PATTERSON
a.b.c.d.e.f.g. on Prestige PRCD-24178-2 entitled DON PATTERSON / BOOKER ERVIN
Legends of Acid Jazz







Jaki Byard
May 28, 1964 Rudy van Gelder Studio, Englewood Cliffs, NJ

Richard Williams tp / Booker Ervin ts-1 / Jaki Byard p / Bob Cranshaw b / Walter Perkins dr

a.  Out front  (4:18) (Byard) 
b.  Two different worlds  (7:00) (Frisch-Wayne)    
c.  Searchlight (1)  (7:00)  (Byard)    
d.  European episode (1)  (12:05) (Byard)    
e.  I like to lead when I dance (1 ?) (Cahn-Van Heusen)
f.  After the lights go down (1 ?)  (Mack)

Notes:    
Booker Ervin not on a.b. (included for completeness) / unknown if Booker Ervin played on the two unissued tunes / Booker Ervin not on two remaining tunes on Prestige PR 7397

Issues:  
a.-d. on Prestige PR 7397 entitled JAKI BYARD OUT FRONT!
e.f. Prestige unissued



Booker Ervin
June 30, 1964 Rudy van Gelder Studio, Englewood Cliffs, NJ

Carmell Jones tp / Booker Ervin ts / Gildo Mahones p / Richard Davis b / Alan Dawson dr

a.  Eerie dearie  (14:15) (Ervin) 
b.  One for Mort  (6:15) (Ervin) 
c.  No booze blooze  (15:40) (Ervin) 
d. True blue  (4:50) (Ervin) 
e.  Groovin‘ high  (9:50) (Gillespie)

Issues:  
a.b.c.d. on Prestige PR 7340 entitled BOOKER ERVIN THE BLUES BOOK
e. on Prestige PR 7417 entitled BOOKER ERVIN / GROOVIN‘ HIGH
a.b.c.d. on Transatlantic (GB) PR 7340 entitled BOOKER ERVIN THE BLUES BOOK
a.b.c.d. on Bellaphon (D) BLST 6513 entitled BOOKER ERVIN THE BLUES BOOK / THE SONG BOOK
e. on SABA/Prestige (D) PRST 7417 entitled BOOKER ERVIN / GROOVIN‘ HIGH
All on Prestige (J) VICJ 23783 (cd)
a.b.c.d. on Prestige/Fantasy OJC-780 entitled BOOKER ERVIN THE BLUES BOOK
a.b.c.d. on Prestige/Fantasy OJCCD-780-2 (cd) entitled BOOKER ERVIN THE BLUES BOOK
e. on Prestige/Fantasy OJCCD-919-2 (cd) entitled BOOKER ERVIN / GROOVIN‘ HIGH




Don Patterson
July 10, 1964 Rudy van Gelder Studio, Englewood Cliffs, NJ

Booker Ervin ts / Don Patterson org / Billy James dr

a.  Donald Duck  (5:45)  (Patterson) Prestige 45-364
b.  Sister Ruth  (5:00)  (Patterson)
c.  Rosetta  (7:15) (Hines)
d.  Under the boardwalk  (2:50) (Resnick)  Prestige 45-333, 
e.  Theme for Dee  (6:30)  (Patterson) 
f.  Sentimental journey  (10:55) (Brown-Homer) 
g.  Just friends  (5:55) (Kenner-Lewis) 

Notes:  
e. without Booker Ervin (included for completeness)

Issues:  
Prestige 45-333 (Single)
Prestige 45-364 (Single)
a.b.c.d. on Prestige PR 7349 entitled Hip Cake Walk / Don Patterson with Booker Ervin
e.f. on Prestige PR7381 entitled Patterson’s People DON PATTERSON with Sonny Stitt and Booker Ervin
b. onn Prestige PR 7704 entitled THE BEST OF DON PATTERSON
g. on Prestige PR 7852 entitled DON PATTERSON / TUNE UP!
All on Prestige/Fantasy PRCD-24237-2 entitled DON PATTERSON/BOOKER ERVIN/HOUSTON PERSON  Legends of Acid Jazz: Just Friends





Sonny Stitt
August 25, 1964 Rudy van Gelder Studio, Englewood Cliffs, NJ

Sonny Stitt as, ts / Booker Ervin ts / Don Patterson org / Billy James dr

a.  Soul people  (10:00)  (Stitt)
b.  „C“ Jam blues  (10:50) (D.Ellington)    
c.  Sonny’s book  (9:50) (Stitt)    
d.  Medley: I can’t get started / The masquerade is over  (11:10)  (Duke-I.Gershwin / Rubell-Magidson-DeSylva) 
e.  Flyin‘ home  (10:20) (Goodman-Hampton)
f.  Groovin‘ high  ()  unissued
    (Gillespie)

Issues:  
a.b.c.d. on Prestige PR 7372 entitled SONNY STITT / SOUL PEOPLE WITH BOOKER ERVIN & DON PATTERSON
e. on Prestige PR 7852 entitled DON PATTERSON / TUNE UP!




Booker Ervin
October 2, 1964 Rudy van Gelder Studio, Englewood Cliffs, NJ

Booker Ervin ts / Jaki Byard p / Richard Davis b / Alan Dawson dr

a.  Number two  (8:10)  (Ervin) 
b.  I can’t get started  (9:30) (Duke-I.Gershwin)    
c.  Mojo  (9:40) (Ervin)    
d.  There is no greater love  (8:00) (I.Jones)    
e.  Bass-IX  (11:45) (Ervin)    
f.  The second Number two  (6:30)  (Ervin)    

Issues:    
a.b.c.d. on Prestige PR 7386 entitled BOOKER ERVIN: THE SPACE BOOK JAKI BYARD / RICHARD DAVIS / ALAN DAWSON
e.f. on Prestige PR 7417 entitled BOOKER ERVIN / GROOVIN‘ HIGH
e.f. on SABA/Prestige (D) PRST 7417 entitled BOOKER ERVIN / GROOVIN‘ HIGH
a.b.c.d. on Prestige P-24091 entitled BOOKER ERVIN THE FREEDOM AND SPACE SESSIONS
All on Prestige (J) VICJ 23784
a.b.c.d. on Prestige/Fantasy OJCCD-896-2 (cd) entitled BOOKER ERVIN: THE SPACE BOOK JAKI BYARD / RICHARD DAVIS / ALAN DAWSON
e.f. on Prestige/Fantasy OJCCD-919-2 (cd) entitled BOOKER ERVIN / GROOVIN‘ HIGH




Randy Weston
October 1964 Nola Penthouse Sound Studios, NYC

Ray Copeland tp, flh / Booker Ervin ts / Randy Weston p, celeste-1 / Vishnu Wood b / Lenny McBrowne dr / Big Black conga drums, voc / Sir Harold Murray perc

a.  Berkshire blues  (4:52)  (Weston)    
b.  Portrait of Vivian  (3:40)  (Weston)    
c.  Willie’s tune  (4:03) (Weston)    
d.  Niger mambo  (5:18) (B.Benson)    
e.  African cookbook  (12:07) (Weston)    
f.  Congolese children (1) (VWvoc)  (2:02)  (Weston)    
g.  Blues for five reasons  (3:06)  (Weston)    

Issues:  
All on Atlantic SD 1609 entitled RANDY WESTON AFRICAN COOKBOOK



Booker Ervin
October 15, 1964 Jazzclub Montmartre, Copenhagen, DK

Booker Ervin ts / Atli Bjørn p / Niels-Henning Ørsted Pedersen b / Alex Riel dr

a.  Blues walk  (20:48) (Stitt)
b.  Stella by starlight  (15:08)  (Young-Washington)    
c.  Big P.  (13:46) (J.Heath)    
d.  Theme  (nc)  (0:40) 


Issues:  
recorded and broadcast by Danish Radio


Booker Ervin
October 27, 1965 Willy Schmidt’s Studio, München, D

Booker Ervin ts / Dexter Gordon ts-1 / Jaki Byard p / Reggie Workman b / Alan Dawson dr

a.  Groovin‘ at the jamboree  (6:30) (Ervin) 
b.  Speak low  (14:52) (Weill) 
c.  The trance  (19:26) (Ervin) 
d.  Settin‘ the pace (1)  (19:02)  (Gordon) 
e.  Dexter’s deck (1) (23:34 (Gordon) 

Issues:  
a.b.c. on Prestige PR 7462 entitled THE TRANCE BOOKER ERVIN
d.e. on Prestige PR 7455 entitled SETTING THE PACE BOOKER ERVIN with DEXTER GORDON REGGIE WORKMAN, ALAN DAWSON and JAKI BYARD
All on Bellaphon (D) BLST 6541 entitled  BOOKER ERVIN SETTIN‘ THE PACE / THE TRANCE
a.b.c. on Prestige/Fantasy OJCCD-943-2 (cd) entitled THE TRANCE BOOKER ERVIN
All on Prestige PRCD-24123 (cd) entitled BOOKER ERVIN DEXTER GORDON JAKI BYARD REGGIE WORKMAN ALAN DAWSON SETTING THE PACE




Booker Ervin
October 29, 1965 Jazz Festival Berlin, D

Booker Ervin ts / Kenny Drew p / Niels-Henning Ørsted Pedersen b / Alan Dawson dr

a.  Blues for you  (27:31) (Ervin)

Notes:    
a. issued in two parts on both sides of LP / Tune called „Lament“ is a Horace Parlan solo piece dedicated to the memory of Booker Ervin

Issues:  
All on Enja (D) 2054 entitled LAMENT FOR BOOKER ERVIN
All on Inner City IC 3006 entitled LAMENT FOR BOOKER ERVIN



Tenor Jam Session
October 1965 Berlin, D

Booker Ervin ts / Sonny Rollins ts / Dexter Gordon ts / Kenny Drew p / Peter Trunk b / Alan Dawson dr

a.  Scrapple from the apple  (20:10)  (Parker)

Issues:    
Recorded and broadcast by Sender Freies Berlin (D) and Südwestdeutscher Rundfunk, Baden-Baden, D


Booker Ervin Jam
October 31, 1965 Palais am Funkturm, Berlin, D

Booker Ervin ts / Pony Poindexter as, ss, voc / Kenny Drew p / Peter Trunk b / Cees See dr

a.   All blues (faded in)  (13:10)  (M.Davis)
b.  Samba de Orfeo (nc)  (Bonfa)  

Issues:
Recorded and broadcast by Sender Freies Berlin (D) and Südwestdeutscher Rundfunk, Baden-Baden, D


Jazz aus Dug's Night Club  
December 31, 1965 Dug’s Night Club, Berlin, D

Carmell Jones tp / Ake Persson tb / Leo Wright as, fl / Booker Ervin ts / Fritz Pauer p / André Condouant g / Dieter Gützkow b / Joe Nay dr / Candy Green announcer, voc, melodica

a.  Unknown  (5:50)  ()
b.  Loose juice  (8:12) (Ervin)
c.  Money   (5:30)  (Lennon-McCartney)
d.  Watermelon man  (6:43) (Hancock)
e.  Bright lights big city  CGvoc  (3:30)  ()
f.  Hold it right there  CGvoc  (3:25) ()
g.  Jive samba  (9:20)  (N.Adderley)
h.  Rootie Tootie  (12:25)  ()
i.      Auld land syne  (nc)  (1:40) (trad.)

Notes:
h. is not the Thelonious Monk composition / i. is the New Year’s greeting with singing by the audience and the count down

Issues:  
recorded and broadcast by Sender Freies Berlin (D)


Nuria Feliu
Prob. 1966 Barcelona, E

Booker Ervin ts / Tete Montoliu p / Eric Peter b / Billy Brooks dr / Nuria Feliu voc

a.  Lullaby of Birdland (El pais dels Ocells)  (+) (2:18) (Shearing-Forster)  NF voc
b.  Yesterdays   (5:28) (Kern-Harbach)
c.  Bye, bye Blackbird (Vés i perde’t) NFvoc (+) (3:43)  (Henderson-Dixon) 
d.  Scoochie coochie  (2:02) ()
e.  Lover man (De dalt estant) NFvoc (+) (4:58)  (Davis-Ramirez) 
f.  Just friends  (4:48) (Kenner-Lewis)
g.  Willow weep for me (Sóc com un desmai) (+) (3:21) (Ronell)  NFvoc 
h.  El blues d’en Booker (Booker’s blues)  (3:12)  (Ervin)
i.  Fine and dandy (Sóc l’estrella) NFvoc  (+) (2:15)  (Swift-James) 

Issues: 
All on Edigsa (E) CM 119 entitled NURIA FELIU BOOKER ERVIN SAXO TENOR
(+) also on PDI (E) X-80.2692 (cd) entitled NURIA FELIU Les primeres cancons



Booker Ervin
February 18, 1966 VARA Studio 7, Hilversum, NL

Booker Ervin ts / Pim Jacobs p / Ruud  Jacobs b / Han Bennink dr

a.  Blues it  (9:00) (?)
b.  You don`t know what love is  (8:10) (Raye-DePaul)
c,  A day to mourn  (9:30) (Ervin)

Issues:  
recorded and broadcast by VARA Radio (NL)


Booker Ervin
April 2, 1966 Jazz Soceiteit „B 14“, Rotterdam, NL

Booker Ervin ts / Rob Franken p / Rob Langereis b / Klaus Weiss dr

a.  Just friends  (8:10) (Kenner-Lewis)
b.  Picture  (4:03) (prob. Franken)
c.  Stella by starlight  (8:58)  (Young-Washington)
d.  Mojo  (8:48) (Ervin)
e.  Blues  (10:00) (prob. Ervin)
f.  You don’t know what love is  (9:44) (Raye-DePaul)
g.  A day to mourn  (4:47)  (Ervin)

Notes:  
b. without Booker Ervin / e. unknown blues tune

Issues:  
available as private CD only


Ted Curson
May 13, 1966 Baarn, NL

Ted Curson tp / Booker Ervin ts / Jimmy Woode b / Edgar Bateman dr

a.  Roy’s boys  (15:16) (Curson)
b.  You don’t know what love is  (6:06) (Raye-DePaul) 
c.  Cinq quartre  (7:37) (Curson) 
d.  Music Sacrum  (8:12) (Curson) 
e.  The leopard  (7:57) (Curson)
f.  Latino  (10:35) (Curson) 

Issues:  
All on Fontana (NL) 683 910 BY (mono) entitled URGE / TED CURSON QUARTET
All on Fontana (NL) 883 910 JCY (stereo) entitled URGE / TED CURSON QUARTET
All on Fontana (J) 195J-27 (stereo) entitled URGE / TED CURSON QUARTET



Booker Ervin
September 9, 1966 NYC

Jimmy Owens tp / Garnett Brown tb / Booker Ervin ts / Jaki Byard p / Richard Davis b / Alan Dawson dr

a.  Bächafillen  (8:05) (G.Brown)
b.  You don’t know what love is  (8:28) (Raye-DePaul)
c.  Aluminum baby  (5:53) (Byard)
d.  Not quite that  (7:45) (G.Brown)
e.  Bei mir bist du schön  (12:18) (Jacobs-Cahn-Chaplin-Secunda)
f.  Ode to Charlie Parker  ()

Issues:  
All (without f. on Prestige PR 7499 entitled HEAVY!!! THE BOOKER ERVIN SEXTET JIMMY OWENS / GARNETT BROWN / JAKI BYARD / RICHARD DAVIS / ALAN DAWSON
All (without f.) on SABA/Prestige (D) PRST 7499 entitled HEAVY!!! THE BOOKER ERVIN SEXTET JIMMY OWENS / GARNETT BROWN / JAKI BYARD / RICHARD DAVIS / ALAN DAWSON
All on Prestige/Fantasy OJCCD-981-2 (cd) entitled HEAVY!!! THE BOOKER ERVIN SEXTET JIMMY OWENS / GARNETT BROWN / JAKI BYARD / RICHARD DAVIS / ALAN DAWSON



Randy Weston
September 18, 1966 Monterey Jazz Festival, Monterey, CA


Ray Copeland tp, flh, arr / Booker Ervin ts / Cecil Payne bs / Randy Weston p / Bill Wood b / Lenny McBrowne dr / Big Black conga drums, voc

a.  The call  (2:18)  (Weston)
b.  Afro black  (14:24)  (Weston)
c.  Little niles  (6:50) (Weston)
d.  Portrait of Vivian  (10:26)  (Weston)
e.  Berkshire blues  (6:52) (Weston)
f.  Blues for Strayhorn  (7:17) (Weston)
g.  African cookbook  (25:27) (Weston)

Issues:  
All on Verve 519 698-2 (cd) entitled Randy Weston sextet MONTEREY ’66 guest star Booker Ervin



Booker Ervin
December 1966 Los Angeles, CA

Charles Tolliver tp / Booker Ervin ts / John Hicks p / Red Mitchell b / Lenny McBrowne dr

a.  Berkshire blues  (5:29) (Weston)
b.  Dancing in the dark  (4:58) (Dietz-Schwartz)    
c.  Stolen moments  (4:56)  (Nelson)    
d.  Franess  (5:06)  (Tolliver)
e.  Boo’s blues  (5:40) (Ervin)    
f.  You’re my everything  (4:45)  (Dixon-Young-Warren)    
g.  Deep night  (4:55)  (C.Henderson-Vallee)    
h.  Take the „A“ train  (3:44)  (Strayhorn)    

Issues:  
All on Pacific PJ-10119 (mono) = Pacific ST-20119 (stereo) entitled structurally sound booker ervin



Booker Ervin
October 1967  Webster Hall, NYC

Martin Banks tp / Ray Copeland tp / Frederick Hubbard tp / Richard Williams tp / Garnett Brown tb / Bennie Green tb / Booker Ervin ts / Kenneth Barron p / Reginald Johnson b / Leonard McBrowhne dr / Teddy Edwards arr, cond

a.  Do you know what it means to miss New Orleans (4:28)  (Atler-DeLange)    
b.  I left my heart in San Francisco  (4:13)  (Cory-Cross)    
c.  Harlem nocturne  (4:18) (Hagen)    

John Coles tp / Richard Williams tp / Ray Copeland tp, flh / Martin Banks tp, flh / Bennie Green tb / Britt B.Woodman tb / Benjamin Powell b-tb / Booker Ervin ts / Kenneth Barron p / Reginald Johnson b / Leonard McBrowne dr / Teddy Edwards arr, cond

d.  Kansas City  (3:00)  (Stoller-Leiber)    
e.  I lost my sugar in Salt Lake City  (4:22)  (René-Lange)    
f.  East Dallas Specials  (4:37)  (Ervin)    

Charles Tolliver tp / Ray Copeland tp, flh / Frederick Hubbard tp / Richard Williams tp / Bennie Green tb / Garnett Brown tb / Benjamin Powell b-tb / Booker Ervin ts / Kenneth Barron p / Reginald Johnson b / Leonard McBrowne dr/ Teddy Edwards arr, cond

g.  St.Louis blues  (4:11)  (Handy)    
h.  Baltimore oriole    (4:42)  (Carmichael-Webster)    
i.  L.A.after dark    (5:03) (Edwards)    

Issues:  
All on Pacific PJ-10127 (mono) = Pacific ST-20127 (stereo) entitled Booker Ervin Booker 'n' Brass



Booker Ervin
January 12, 1968 Rudy van Gelder Studio, Englewood Cliffs, NJ

Richard Williams tp / Booker Ervin ts, fl-1 / Bobby Few jr. p / Cevera Jeffries jr. b / Lennie McBrowne dr

a. 2021 (tk.6)  Sweet Pea  (5:30) (Ervin) 
b. 2022 (tk.8)  The in between  (7:40) (Ervin)
c. 2023 (tk.12)  Mour   (5:53) (Ervin)
d. 2024 (tk.19)  The muse (1)  (7:00) (Ervin) 
e. 2025 (tk.26)  Tyra  (7:30) (Ervin)
f. 2026 (tk.28)  Largo  (6:20) (Ervin)

Notes:  
f. Richard Williams out

Issues:  
All on Blue Note BST 84283 entitled BOOKER ERVIN THE IN BETWEEN
all on Blue Note (J) BNJ-71039 entitled BOOKER ERVIN THE IN BETWEEN


Booker Ervin
June 24, 1968 Rudy van Gelder Studio, Englewood Cliffs, NJ

Woody Shaw tp / Booker Ervin ts / Kenny Barron p / Jan Arnett b / Billy Higgins dr

a. tk.2  In a Capricorn way  (5:47) (W.Shaw)
b. tk.7  Den Tex  (7:32) (Ervin)
c. tk.9  Lynn’s tune  (6:10) (Ervin)
d. tk.11  204  (10:15) (Ervin)
e. tk.12  Gichi  (7:25) (K.Barron)

Issues:  
All recorded for Blue Note BLP 84314  (not released)
All on Blue Note LA 488-H2 entitled BOOKER ERVIN BACK FROM THE GIG



Andrew Hill
August 5, 1968 Rudy van Gelder Studio, Englewood Cliffs, NJ

Lee Morgan tp / Booker Ervin ts / Andrew Hill p / Ron Carter b / Freddie Waits dr

a. 3069 (tk.10)  Grass roots  (5:32) (Hill)    
b. 3070 (tk.20)  Venture inward  (4:37) (Hill)    
c. 3071 (tk.23)  Bayou red  (7:37)  (Hill)    
d. 3072 (tk.36)  Soul special  (8:23) (Hill)    
e. 3073 (tk.41)  Mira  (6:30) (Hill)

Issues:  
All on Blue Note BST 84303 entitled ANDREW HILL GRASS ROOTS
e. also on Blue Note (GB) BNSLP-4 entitled BLUE BOSSA 2 (various)
e. also on Blue Note CDP 795590-2 (cd) entitled BLUE BOSSA (various)



Booker Ervin with the Danish Radio Big Band 
August 24, 1968 Copenhagen, DK

Booker Ervin ts / Danish Radio Big band: a.o. Ole Kock Hansen p / Niels-Henning Ørsted Pedersen b / William Schiöpffe dr / Ray Pitts cond, arr

a.  Message  (4:20)  ()
b.  Goin‘ out North  (5:22) ()
c.  Cry me a river  (4:23) (Hamilton)
d.  Just friends  (8:10)  (Kenner-Lewis)
e.  Gingerbread boy  (3:40) (J.Heath)
f.  A night in Tunesia  (4:20) (Gillespie)

Notes:  d. Booker Ervin + rhythm section only

Issues:  
recorded and broadcast by Danish radio

Eric Kloss

Eric Kloss as / Booker Ervin ts / Jaki Byard p / Richard Davis b / Alan Dawson dr

Englewood Cliffs, N.J., January 2, 1969

a. Things ain't what they used to be (05:46) (Ellington)
b. Sock it to me Socrates (05:14) (Kloss)
c. Summertime (07:31) (Gershwin-Heyward)
d. So what (12:08) (Davis)
e. Santa Clink (unissued)
f. When two lovers touch (05:33) (Kloss)

Issues:
All issued titles on Prestige PR 7627 entitled IN THE LAND OF THE GIANTS
Prestige (J) SMJ-7528 entitled IN THE LAND OF THE GIANTS


Roland Hanna

Booker Ervin ts) ? / Roland Hanna p / others unknown

a. 3795 All of you
b. 3796 Big Mike
c. 3797 Largo
d. 3798 The cook book

Issues:
prob. recorded for ATCO but never issued.

Notes: 
Not sure if Booker Ervin on this session