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Booker Ervin discography

This is a discography of Booker Ervin albums and albums by other musicians that feature Booker Ervin


Booker Ervin: leader and co-leader discography

Cookin', Booker Ervin Quintet, 1960, Savoy

Tracks : Dee Da Do, Mr. Wiggles, You Don't Know What Love Is, Down In The Dumps, Well, Well, Autumn Leaves

Musicians : Booker Ervin, Richard Williams, Horace Parlan, George Tucker, Dannie Richmond

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That's It, Booker Ervin, 1961, Candid CJM-8014/CJS-9014

Tracks : Mojo, Uranus, Poinciana, Speak Low, Booker's Blues, Boo

Musicians : Booker Ervin, Horace Parlan, George Tucker, Al Harewood

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The Book Cooks, Booker Ervin, 1961, Bethlehem 6048

Tracks : The Blue Book, Git It, Little Jane, The Book Cooks, Largo, Poor Butterfly

Musicians : Booker Ervin, Tommy Turrentine, Zoot Sims, Tommy Flanagan, George Tucker, Dannie Richmond

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Exultation!, Booker Ervin, 1963, Prestige PRLP 7293

Tracks : Mooche Mooche, Black & Blue, Mour, Just In Time, No Land's Man, Tune In

Musicians : Booker Ervin, Frank Strozier, Horace Parlan, Butch Warren, Walter Perkins

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The Freedom Book, Booker Ervin, 1964, Prestige PRLP 7295

Tracks : A Lunar Tune, Cry Me Not, Grant's Stand, A Day To Mourn, Al's In

Musicians : Booker Ervin, Jaki Byard, Richard Davis, Alan Dawson

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The Song Book, Booker Ervin, 1964, Prestige PRLP 7318

Tracks : The Lamp Is Low, Come Sunday, All The Things You Are, Just Friends, Yesterdays, Our Love Is Here To Stay

Musicians : Booker Ervin, Tommy Flanagan, Richard Davis, Alan Dawson

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The Blues Book, Booker Ervin, 1964, Prestige PRLP 7340

Tracks : Eerie Dearie, One For Mort, No Booze Blues, True Blue

Musicians : Booker Ervin, Carmell Jones, Gildo Mahones, Richard Davis, Alan Dawson

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The Space Book, Booker Ervin, 1965, Prestige PR 7386

Tracks : Number Two, I Can't Get Started, Mojo, There Is No Greater Love

Musicians : Booker Ervin, Jaki Byard, Richard Davis, Alan Dawson

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Groovin' High, Booker Ervin, 1965, Prestige PR 7417

Tracks : The Second #2, Groovin' High, Bass-IX, Stella By Starlight

Musicians : Booker Ervin, Carmell Jones, Jaki Byard, Gildo Mahones, Richard Davis, Alan Dawson

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Setting The Space, Booker Ervin/Dexter Gordon, 1966, Prestige PR 7455

Tracks : Setting The Pace, Dexter's Deck

Musicians : Booker Ervin, Dexter Gordon, Jaki Byard, Reggie Workman, Alan Dawson

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The Trance, Booker Ervin, 1966, Prestige PR 7462

Tracks : The Trance, Speak Low, Groovin' At The Jamboree

Musicians : Booker Ervin, Jaki Byard, Reggie Workman, Alan Dawson

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Heavy!!!, Booker Ervin, 1967, Prestige PR 7499

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

Musicians : Booker Ervin, Jimmy Owens, Garnett Brown, Jaki Byard, Richard Davis, Alan Dawson

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Structurally Sound, Booker Ervin, 1967, Pacific Jazz 10119

Tracks : Berkshire Blues, Dancing In The Dark, Stolen Moments, Franess, Boo's Blues, You're My Everything, Deep Night, Take The A Train

Musicians : Booker Ervin, Charles Tolliver, John Hicks, Red Mitchell, Lenny McBrowne

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Booker 'n' Brass, Booker Ervin, 1967, Pacific Jazz 10127

Tracks : East Dallas Special, Salt Lake City, Do You Know What It Means To Miss New Orleans, L.A. After Dark Master, Kansas City, Baltimore Oriole, Harlem Nocturne, I Left My Heart In San Francisco, St. Louis Blues

Musicians : Booker Ervin. Martin Banks, Johnny Coles, Ray Copeland, Freddie Hubbard, Charles Tolliver, Richard Williams, Bennie Green, Britt Woodman, Garnett Brown, Benny Powell, Kenny Barron, Reggie Johnson, Lenny McBrowne

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The In Between, Booker Ervin, 1968, Blue Note 4283

Tracks : The In Between, The Muse, Mour, Sweet Pea, Largo, Tyra

Musicians : Booker Ervin, Richard Williams, Bobby Few, Cevera Jeffries, Lenny McBrowne

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Exultation!, Booker Ervin, 1971, Prestige PR 7844

Tracks : Mooche Mooche, Black & Blue, Tune In, Just In Time (Short Take), Just In Time (Long Take), No Land's Man (Short Take), No Land's Man (Long Take), Mour

Musicians : Booker Ervin, Frank Strozier, Horace Parlan, Butch Warren, Walter Perkins

Originally released in 1963 as Prestige PR 7293

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Back From The Gig, Booker Ervin, 1976, Blue Note BN-LA 488-H2

Two previously unreleased sessions from 1963 and 1968. This double LP release was part of the Blue Note Reissue Series.

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Lament For Booker Ervin, Booker Ervin, 1977, Enja

Tracks : Blues For You, Blues For You (Cont), Lament For Booker

Musicians : Tracks 1 & 2: Booker Ervin, Kenny Drew, Niels-Henning Řrsted Pedersen, Alan Dawson / Track 3: Horace Parlan

Tracks 1 & 2 recorded in Berlin in 1965. Track 3 recorded in 1975.

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Tex Book Tenor, Booker Ervin, 2005, Blue Note

Tracks : Gichi, Den Tex, In A Capricornian Way, Lynn's Tune, 204

Musicians : Booker Ervin, Kenny Barron, Woody Shaw, Jan Arnet, Billy Higgins

Recorded in 1968 and originally released on the double LP Back From The Gig in 1976.

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Booker Ervin: leader and co-leader: compilations, two-fers and similar

Down In The Dumps, Booker Ervin, 1978, Savoy

Tracks : Down In The Dumps, Well Well, Mister Wiggles, When You're Smilin', Dee Da Doo, You Don't Know What Love Is, Autumn Leaves, The Trolley Song

Musicians : Booker Ervin, Billy Howell, Richard Williams, Horace Parlan, Nat Phipps, George Tucker, Al Harewood, Danny Richmond, Barbara Long

Tracks originally released on Savoy LPs in the early 1960s.

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The Freedom And Space Sessions, Booker Ervin, 1979, Prestige 24091

Tracks : A Lunar Tune, Cry Me Not, A Day To Mourn, Grant's Stand, Stella By Starlight, Al's In, Mojo, I Can't Get Started, Number Two, The Second #2, There Is No Greater Love

Musicians : Booker Ervin, Jaki Byard, Richard Davis, Alan Dawson

Originally released on the albums the LPs The Space Book and The Freedom Book.

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Setting The Pace, Booker Ervin, 1993, Prestige 24123

Tracks : Setting The Pace, Dexter's Deck, The Trance, Speak Low

Musicians : Booker Ervin, Dexter Gordon (tracks 1 & 2), Jaki Byard, Reggie Workman, Alan Dawson

Combines the two mid-1960s albums Setting The Pace and The Trance.

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Texas Tenor, Booker Ervin Sextet, Quintet and Quartet, 2012, Fresh Sounds

Tracks : The Blue Book, Git It, Little Jane, The Book Cooks, Largo, Poor Butterfly, Dee Da Doo, Mr. Wiggles, You Don't Know What Love Is, Down in the Dumps, Well, Well, Autumn Leaves, Mojo, Uranus, Poinciana, Speak Low, Booker's Blues, Boo

A 2 CD collection of tracks originally released on the albums The Book Cooks, Cookin', and That's It.

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Six Classic Albums, Booker Ervin, 2013, Real Gone

Tracks : The Blue Book, Git It, Little Jane, The Book Cooks, Largo, Poor Butterfly, Dee Da Do, Mr. Wiggles, You Don't Know What Love Is, Down in the Dumps, Well, Well, Autumn Leaves, Mojo, Uranus, Poinciana, Speak Low, Booker's Blues, Boo!, Introduction, Scoochie, Cycles, Embraceable You, Blues De Tambour, Take Three Parts Jazz/Route Byriste/Father George, The Confined Few, The Book's Beat - Horace Parlan, Up and Down - Horace Parlan, Fugee - Horace Parlan, The Other Part of Town - Horace Parlan, Lonely One - Horace Parlan, Light Blue - Horace Parlan, Status Seeking, Duquility, Thirteen, We Did It, Warm Canto, Warp and Woof, Fire Waltz

A 4 CD collection of tracks originally released on the albums The Book Cooks, Cookin', Jazz In The Garden At The Museum Of Modern Art (Teddy Charles), Up And Down (Horace Parlan), The Quest (Mal Waldron) and That's It.

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Booker Ervin: sideman: main albums and selected single artist collections

Mingus Ah Um, Charles Mingus, 1959, Columbia

Tracks : Better Git It In Your Soul, Goodbye Pork Pie Hat, Boogie Stop Shuffle, Self-Portrait In Three Colors, Open Letter To Duke, Bird Calls, Fables Of Faubus, Pussy Cat Dues, Jelly Roll

Musicians : Charles Mingus, Jimmy Knepper, Willie Dennis, Booker Ervin, John Handy, Shafi Hadi, Horace Parlan, Dannie Richmond

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Blues and Roots, Charles Mingus, 1959, Atlantic 1305

Tracks : Wednesday Night Prayer Meeting, Cryin' Blues, Moanin', Tensions, My Jelly Roll Soul, E's Flat Ah's Flat Too

Musicians : Charles Mingus, Jimmy Knepper, Willie Dennis, John Handy, Jackie McLean, Booker Ervin, Pepper Adams, Horace Parlan, Mal Waldron, Dannie Richmond

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Jazz Portraits, Charles Mingus, 1959, United Artists 4036

Tracks : Nostalgia In Times Square, I Can't Get Started, No Private Income Blues, Alice's Wonderland

Musicians : Charles Mingus, Booker Ervin, John Handy, Richard Wyands, Dannie Richmond

Recorded live at the Nonagon Art Gallery, New York City in January 1959. Released in 1962 by United Artists with a different cover. Later released by Solid State with the title Wonderland.

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Jazz In The Garden At The Museum Of Modern Art, Teddy Charles New Directions Quartet and Guest Stars Booker Ervin and Booker Little, 1960, Warwick

Tracks : Scoochie, Cycles, Embraceable You, Blues De Tambour, Stardust, Take 3 Parts Jazz, The Confined Few

Musicians : Teddy Charles, Booker Little, Booker Ervin, Mal Waldron, Addison Farmer, Ed Shaughnessy

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Mingus Dynasty, Charles Mingus, 1960, Columbia

Tracks : Slop, Diane, Song With Orange, Gunslinging Bird, Things Ain't What They Used To Be, Far Wells, Mill Valley, New Now, Know How, Mood Indigo, Put Me In That Dungeon

Musicians : Charles Mingus, Richard Williams, Don Ellis, Jimmy Knepper, John Handy, Booker Ervin, Benny Golson, Jerome Richardson, Teddy Charles, Roland Hanna, Nico Bunink, Maurice Brown, Seymour Barab, Dannie Richmond

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Pre Bird, Charles Mingus, 1960, Mercury

Tracks : Take The "A" Train, Prayer For Passive Resistance, Eclipse, Mingus Fingus No. 2, Weird Nightmare, Do Nothin' Till You Hear From Me, Bemoanable Lady, Half-Mast Inhibition

Musicians : Charles Mingus, Clark Terry, Hobart Dotson, Marcus Belgrave, Ted Curson, Richard Williams, Charles Greenlee, Eddie Bert, Jimmy Knepper, Slide Hampton, Bill Barron, Booker Ervin, Joe Farrell, Yusef Lateef, Eric Dolphy, John LaPorta, Robert DiDomenica, Danny Bank, Harry Schulman, Don Butterfield, Paul Bley, Sir Roland Hanna, Charles McCracken, Dannie Richmond, George Scott, Sticks Evans

Subsequently released as Mingus Revisited.

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Up And Down, Horace Parlan, 1961, Blue Note 4082

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Mingus, Charles Mingus, 1961, Candid CJM-8021/CJS-9021

Tracks : MDM, Stormy Weather, Lock 'Em Up

Musicians : Charles Mingus, Ted Curson, Lonnie Hillyer, Jimmy Knepper, Britt Woodman, Booker Ervin, Charlie McPherson, Eric Dolphy, Nico Bunick, Paul Bley, Dannie Richmond

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Soul: The Voice of Barbara Long, Barbara Long, 1961, Savoy MG 12161

Tracks : It's Heaven, Largo to Oscar, Where Is Lonesome, On Green Dolphin Street, When You're Smiling, Squeeze Me, Serenade, Gee Baby, Ain't I Good to You, Swan Lake, Call Me Darling, You Don't Know What Love Is, Trolley Song

Musicians : Barbara Long, Billy Howell, Booker Ervin, Nat Phipps, George Tucker, Al Harewood

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Oh Yeah, Charlie Mingus, 1962, Atlantic 1377

Tracks : Hog Callin' Blues, Devil Woman, Wham Bam Thank You Ma'am, Ecclusiastics, Oh Lord Don't Let Them Drop That Atomic Bomb On Me, Eat That Chicken, Passions Of A Man

Musicians : Charlie Mingus, Jimmy Knepper, Booker Ervin, Roland Kirk, Doug Watkins, Dannie Richmond

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The Quest, Mal Waldron, 1962, New Jazz 8269

Tracks : Status Seeking, Duquility, Thirteen, We Diddit, Warm Canto, Warp And Woof, Fire Waltz

Musicians : Mal Waldron, Eric Dolphy, Booker Ervin, Ron Carter, Joe Benjamin, Charles Persip

Reissued by Prestige in 1968 with a different front cover and credited to Eric Dolphy and Booker Ervin.

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Cracklin', Roy Haynes with Booker Ervin, 1963, New Jazz 8286

Tracks : Scoochie, Dorian, Sketch of Melba, Honeydew, Under Paris Skies, Bad News Blues

Musicians : Roy Haynes, Booker Ervin, Ronnie Mathews, Larry Ridley

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Music From The New African Nations Featuring The Highlife, Randy Weston, 1963, Colpix

Tracks : Caban Bamboo Highlife, Niger Mambo, Zulu, In Memory of, Congolese Children, Blues to Africa, Mystery of Love

Musicians : Randy Weston, Ray Copeland, Aaron Bell, Quentin Jackson, Julius Watkins, Booker Ervin, Budd Johnson, Peck Morrison, Charlie Persip, Frankie Dunlop, Archie Lee, George Young

The title of this album is often given as just Highlife..

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Gumbo, Pony Poindexter with Booker Ervin, 1963, Prestige PR 16001

Tracks : Front Of Town, Happy Strut, Creole Girl, 4-11-44, Back O' Town, Muddy Dust, French Market, Gumbo Filet

Musicians : Pony Poindexter, Al Grey, Booker Ervin, Gildo Mahones, George Tucker, Jimmy Smith

Possibly also released on New Jazz.

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Gumbo, Pony Poindexter, 1963, New Jazz 8297

Tracks : Front Of Town, Happy Strut, Creole Girl, 4-11-44, Back O' Town, Muddy Dust, French Market, Gumbo Filet

Musicians : Pony Poindexter, Al Grey, Booker Ervin, Gildo Mahones, George Tucker, Jimmy Smith

This may not have been released on New Jazz.

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Tonight At Noon, Charles Mingus, 1964, Atlantic 1416

Tracks : Tonight At Noon, Invisible Lady, "Old" Blues For Walt's Torin, Peggy's Blue Skylight, Passions Of A Woman Loved

Musicians : Charlie Mingus, Jimmie Knepper, Shafi Hadi, Roland Kirk, Booker Ervin, Wade Legge, Doug Watkins, Dannie Richmond

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Mingus Mingus Mingus Mingus Mingus, Charles Mingus, 1964, Impulse! 54

Tracks : II B.S., I X Love, Celia, Mood Indigo, Better Get Hit in Yo' Soul, Theme for Lester Young, Hora Decubitus

Musicians : Charles Mingus, Eddie Preston, Richard Williams, Rolf Ericson Britt Woodman, Quentin Jackson, Don Butterfield, Jerome Richardson, Dick Hafer, Booker Ervin, Eric Dolphy, Charlie Mariano, Jaki Byard, Jay Berliner, Walter Perkins, Dannie Richmond

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The Hot Line: The Tenor Of, Bill Barron, 1964, Savoy MG 12183

Tracks : Bill's Boogie, Groovin', Now's The Time, A Cool One, Jelly Roll, Playhouse March, Work Song

Musicians : Bill Barron, Booker Ervin, Kenny Barron, Larry Ridley, Andy Cyrille

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Randy, Randy Weston, 1964, Bakton

Tracks : Berkshire Blues, Portrait Of Vivian, Willie's Tune, Niger Mambo, African Cookbook, Congolese Children, Blues For Five Reasons

Musicians : Randy Weston, Ray Copeland, Booker Ervin, Vishnu Bill Wood, Lenny McBrowne, Harold Murray, Big Black

Full title may be Randy: Bap!! Beep Boo-Bee Bap Beep-M-Boo Bee Bap! Subsequently released in 1972 on Atlantic as African Cookbook.

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The Exciting New Organ Of Don Patterson, 1964, Prestige PRLP 7331

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Hip Cake Walk, Don Patterson, 1964, Prestige PRLP 7349

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Soul People, Sonny Stitt, 1965, Prestige PR 7372

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Havin' a Ball at the Village Gate, Lambert, Hendricks & Bavan, 1964, RCA

Tracks : Jumpin' at the Woodside, Meetin' Time, Days of Wine and Roses, Rusty Dusty Blues, Three Blind Mice, Nothin' for Nothin', With 'er 'ead Tucked Underneath'er Arm, It's Sand Man, I Wonder What's Become of Sally, Stops and Goes Blues

Musicians : Dave Lambert, Jon Hendricks, Yolande Bavan, Thad Jones, Booker Ervin, Gildo Mahones, George Tucker, Jimmie Smith

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Patterson's People, Don Patterson, 1965, Prestige PR 7381

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Out Front!, Jaki Byard, 1965, Prestige PR 7397

Tracks : Out Front, Two Different Worlds, Searchlight, European Episode, Lush Life, When Sunny Gets Blue, I Like to Lead When I Dance, After the Lights Go Down Low

Musicians : Jaki Byard, Richard Williams, Booker Ervin, Ron Carter, Bob Cranshaw, Roy Haynes, Walter Perkins

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Mingus Revisited, Charles Mingus, 1965, Limelight 86015

Tracks : Take The "A" Train, Prayer For Passive Resistance, Eclipse, Mingus Fingus No. 2, Weird Nightmare, Do Nothin' Till You Hear From Me, Bemoanable Lady, Half-Mast Inhibition

Musicians : Charles Mingus, Clark Terry, Hobart Dotson, Marcus Belgrave, Ted Curson, Richard Williams, Charles Greenlee, Eddie Bert, Jimmy Knepper, Slide Hampton, Bill Barron, Booker Ervin, Joe Farrell, Yusef Lateef, Eric Dolphy, John LaPorta, Robert DiDomenica, Danny Bank, Harry Schulman, Don Butterfield, Paul Bley, Sir Roland Hanna, Charles McCracken, Dannie Richmond, George Scott, Sticks Evans

Originally released in 1960 as Pre Bird.

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Núria Feliu, Núria Feliu, 1965, Edigsa

Tracks : El Pais Del Ocells (Lullaby Of Birdland), Yesterdays (Instrumental), Ves I Perde't (Bye Bye Blackbird), Schoochee Coochee (Instrumental), De Dalt Estant (Loverman), Tot Es Gris (Misty), Just Friends (Instrumental), Soc Com Un Desmai (Willow Weep For Me), El Blues D'En Booker (Instrumental), Soc L'Estrella (Fine And Dandy)

Musicians : Núria Feliu, Booker Ervin, Tete Montoliu, Eric Peter, Billy Brooks

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Urge, Ted Curson Quartet, 1966, Fontana

Tracks : Roy's Boys, You Don't Know What Love Is, Cinq Quartre, Musis Sacrum, The Leopard, Latino

Musicians : Ted Curson, Booker Ervin, Jimmy Woode, Edgar Bateman

Originally released on Fontana in Europe in 1966. Released in the US in 1975 on Arista Freedom. Released on CD by Black Lion with bonus tracks.

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Grass Roots, Andrew Hill, 1968, Blue Note 4303

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The Quest, Eric Dolphy & Booker Ervin with the Mal Waldron Sextet, 1968, Prestige PR 7579

Tracks : Status Seeking, Duquility, Thirteen, We Diddit, Warm Canto, Warp And Woof, Fire Waltz

Musicians : Mal Waldron, Eric Dolphy, Booker Ervin, Ron Carter, Joe Benjamin, Charles Persip

Originally released on New Jazz in 1962 with a different front cover and credited to Mal Waldron.

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Wonderland, Charles Mingus, 1968, Solid State SS 18019

Tracks : Nostalgia In Times Square, I Can't Get Started, No Private Income Blues, Alice's Wonderland

Musicians : Charles Mingus, Booker Ervin, John Handy, Richard Wyands, Dannie Richmond

This album was originally released in 1959 by United Artists with the title Jazz Portraits.

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In The Land Of The Giants, Eric Kloss, 1969, Prestige PR 7627

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Ode To Booker Ervin, Ted Curson, 1970, EMI Columbia (Finland)

Tracks : Ode To Booker Ervin, LSD Takes Holiday, Airi's Tune, Montreux, Festival Blue, Typical Ted, The Leopard

Musicians : Ted Curson Eero Koivistoinen, Pentti Hietanen, Pekka Sarmanto, Reino Laine

Recorded in Finland.

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Tune Up!, Don Patterson, 1971, Prestige PR 7852

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African Cookbook, Randy Weston, 1972, Atlantic 1609

Tracks : Berkshire Blues, Portrait Of Vivian, Willie's Tune, Niger Mambo, African Cookbook, Congolese Children, Blues For Five Reasons

Musicians : Randy Weston, Ray Copeland, Booker Ervin, Vishnu Bill Wood, Lenny McBrowne, Harold Murray, Big Black

Originally released in 1964 on Bakton with the title Randy.

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Reevaluation: The Impulse Years, Charles Mingus, 1973, Impulse! 9234

Combines the two 1963 albums Mingus Plays Piano and Mingus Mingus Mingus Mingus Mingus.

Tracks : II B.S., I X Love, Celia, Mood Indigo, Better Get Hit in Yo' Soul, Theme for Lester Young, Hora Decubitus, Myself When I Am Real, I Can't Get Started, Body and Soul, Roland Kirk's Message, Memories of You, She's Just Miss Popular Hybrid, Orange Was the Color of Her Dress, Then Silk Blues, Meditations for Moses, Old Portrait, I'm Getting Sentimental Over You, Compositional Theme Story: Medleys, Anthems and Folklore.

Booker Ervin plays on the Mingus Mingus Mingus Mingus Mingus albums.

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Mingus At Antibes, Charles Mingus, 1976, Atlantic SD 2-3001

Tracks : Wednesday Night Prayer Meeting, Prayer For Passive Resistance, What Love?, I'll Remember April, Folk Forms I, Better Git Hit In Your Soul

Musicians : Charles Mingus, Ted Curson, Booker Ervin, Eric Dolphy, Dannie Richmond

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Fire Waltz, Eric Dolphy, 1978, Prestige 24085

Tracks : Lautir, Curtsy, Geo's Tune, They All Laughed, Head Shakin', Dianna, Warm Canto, Warp And Woof, Fire Waltz, Duquility, Thirteen, We Diddit, Status Seeking

Notes : Combines the Ken McIntyre album Looking Ahead with the Mal Waldron album The Quest. Booker Ervin plays on The Quest.

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Bad News Blues, Roy Haynes/Booker Ervin, 1980, Prestige MPP 2504

Tracks : Scoochie, Dorian, Sketch of Melba, Honeydew, Under Paris Skies, Bad News Blues

Musicians : Roy Haynes, Booker Ervin, Ronnie Mathews, Larry Ridley

Originally released on New Jazz in 1963 with the title Cracklin'.

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The Hot Line: The Tenors Of, Bill Barron and Booker Ervin, 1986, Savoy SJL 1160

Tracks : Bill's Boogie, Groovin', Now's The Time, A Cool One, Jelly Roll, Playhouse March, Billie’s Bounce, Work Song

Musicians : Bill Barron, Booker Ervin, Kenny Barron, Larry Ridley, Andy Cyrille

All but one track originally released on Hot Line: The Tenor Of Bill Barron (Savoy MG 12183) in 1964

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Happy Frame Of Mind, Horace Parlan, 1988, Blue Note

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The Complete Candid Recordings Of, Charles Mingus, 1989, Mosaic

Tracks : Folk Forms No. 1, Original Faubus Fables, What Love, All The Things You Could Be By Now If Sigmund Freud's Wife Was Your Mother, Stormy Weather, Melody From The Drums, Reincarnation Of A Lovebird No. 1, Vasserlean, MDM, Bugs, Reincarnation Of A Lovebird No. 2, Lock 'Em Up, Mysterious Blues, Body And Soul, Body And Soul, R & R, Wrap Your Troubles Up In Dreams, Wrap Your Troubles Up In Dreams, Me And You

Musicians : Charles Mingus, Ted Curson, Lonnie Hillyer, Roy Eldridge, Britt Woodman, Jimmy Knepper, Booker Ervin, Charles McPherson, Eric Dolphy, Nico Bunink, Paul Bley, Tommy Flanagan, Dannie Richmond, Jo Jones

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Soul People, Sonny Stitt/Booker Ervin/Don Patterson, 1993, Prestige 24127

An expanded version of the 1964 Sonny Stitt album Soul People.

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Monterey '66, Randy Weston Sextet, 1994, Verve

Tracks : Introduction, The Call, Afro-Black, Little Niles, Portrait Of Vivian, Berkshire Blues, Blues For Strayhorn, African Cookbook

Musicians : Randy Weston, Ray Copeland, Booker Ervin, Cecil Payne, Bill Wood, Lenny McBrowne, Big Black

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Legends Of Acid Jazz, Don Patterson/Booker Ervin, 1996, Prestige 24178

CD release of the complete 1964 album The Exciting New Organ of Don Patterson plus a track each from two other Patterson albums Hip Cake Walk and Patterson's People.

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Passions of a Man: The Complete Atlantic Recordings (1956-1961), Charles Mingus, 1997, Atlantic

A 6 CD box that combines the albums Pithecanthropus Erectus, Word From Bird (w/ Teddy Charles), The Clown, Tonight at Noon, Blues & Roots, Mingus at Antibes, and Oh Yeah with a CD length interview.

Booker Ervin plays on Blues & Roots, Mingus at Antibes, and Oh Yeah.

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The Complete 1959 Columbia Recordings, Charles Mingus, 1998, Columbia

A 3 CD box that combines the albums Mingus Ah Um (1959) and Mingus Dynasty (1960) and adds alternate takes from the recording sessions. Booker Ervin plays on all tracks.

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Gumbo!, Booker Ervin/Pony Poindexter/Larry Young, 1999, Prestige 24229

Tracks : Front Of Town, Happy Strut, Creole Girl, 4-11-44, Back O' Town, Muddy Dust, French Market, Gumbo Filet, Moody's Mood For Love, Blue And Sentimental, Wade In The Water, Absotively Posalutely, You Don't Know What Love Is, You Don't Know What Love Is (Alt), Autumn Leaves, Old Folks

Musicians : Pony Poindexter, Al Grey, Booker Ervin, Larry Young, Gildo Mahones, George Tucker, Jerry Thomas, Jimmie Smith

A expanded version of the Pony Poindexter Gumbo album.

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Legends Of Acid Jazz: Just Friends, Don Patterson/Booker Ervin/Houston Person, 1999, Prestige 24237

A compilation of tracks taken from four Don Patterson LPs that were released between 1967 and 1971.

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Sky Shadows In The Land Of The Giants, Eric Kloss, 1999, Prestige 24217

Combines the 1968 LP Sky Shadows with the 1969 LP In The Land Of The Giants.

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The Complete Blue Note Horace Parlan Sessions, Horace Parlan, 2000, Mosaic

A 5 CD or 8 LP set that brings together the albums Movin' & Groovin', Us Three, Headin' South, Speakin' My Piece, On The Spur Of The Moment, Up And Down, and Happy Frame Of Mind. Booker Ervin plays on two of the source albums Up And Down and Happy Frame Of Mind. See more details

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Mosaic Select 4: Randy Weston, 2003, Mosaic MS-004

Material from five albums released between 1958 and 1963 on Jubilee, Roulette, Colpix and United Artists; Piano ŕ la Mode, Uhuru Afrika, Highlife, Little Niles, and Live at the Five Spot, plus an unreleased session recorded for Roulette. Booker Ervin plays on Highlife.

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The Black Saint and the Sinner Lady / Mingus Mingus Mingus Mingus Mingus, Charles Mingus, 2011

Brings together albums originally released in 1963 and 1964.

Booker Ervin plays on the Mingus Mingus Mingus Mingus Mingus album.

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Bill Barron Quintet & Sextet, Bill Barron, 2012, Fresh Sounds

Tracks : Blast Off, Ode to an Earth Girl, Fox Hunt, Oriental Impressions, Back Lash, Nebulae, Desolation, Men at Work, Tone Colors, Dedication to Wanda, Keystone, Noodlin', Duality, Self Portrait, Persian Street Scene, Bill's Boogie, Groovin', Now's the Time, A Cool One, Jelly Roll, Playhouse March, Work Song, Billie's Bounce

Musicians : Tracks 1-7: Bill Barron, Ted Curson, Kenny Barron, Jimmy Garrison, Frankie Dunlop / Tracks 8-15: Bill Barron, Ted Curson, Jay Cameron, Kenny Barron, Eddie Khan, Pete La Roca / Tracks 16-23: Bill Barron, Booker Ervin, Kenny Barron, Larry Ridley, Andrew Cyrille

A 2 CD set that brings together three album: Tenor Stylings Of Bill Barron (1961), Modern Windows (1962) and Hot Line: The Tenor Of Bill Barron (1964).

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