The Freedom Book

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The Freedom Book
The Freedom Book.jpg
Studio album by
ReleasedEarly 1964
RecordedDecember 3, 1963
StudioVan Gelder Studio, Englewood Cliffs, NJ
PRLP 7295
ProducerDon Schlitten
Booker Ervin chronology
The Freedom Book
The Song Book

The Freedom Book is an album by American jazz saxophonist Booker Ervin featuring performances recorded in 1963 for the Prestige label.[1]


The Allmusic review by Steve Leggett awarded the album 4½ stars and stated "The Freedom Book is a near perfect set of modern hard bop, ranging just far enough out there to feel fresh but retaining a strong lifeline to bop tradition".[2]

Professional ratings
Review scores
Allmusic4.5/5 stars[2]
The Rolling Stone Jazz Record Guide5/5 stars[3]

Track listing[edit]

All compositions by Booker Ervin except where noted

  1. "A Lunar Tune" - 7:50
  2. "Cry Me Not" (Randy Weston) - 4:53
  3. "Grant's Stand" - 8:01
  4. "A Day to Mourn" - 9:33
  5. "Al's In" - 9:48



  1. ^ Booker Ervin discography accessed February 3, 2011
  2. ^ a b Leggett, S. Allmusic Review accessed February 3, 2011
  3. ^ Swenson, J., ed. (1985). The Rolling Stone Jazz Record Guide. USA: Random House/Rolling Stone. p. 72. ISBN 0-394-72643-X.