The Space Book

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The Space Book
The Space Book.jpg
Studio album by Booker Ervin
Released 1965
Recorded October 2, 1964
Van Gelder Studio, Englewood Cliffs
Genre Jazz
Length 35:36
Label Prestige
PRLP 7386
Producer Don Schlitten
Booker Ervin chronology
The Blues Book
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The Space Book
Groovin' High
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The Space Book is an album by American jazz saxophonist Booker Ervin featuring performances recorded in 1964 for the Prestige label,[1] with his quartet including Jaki Byard on piano, Richard Davis on bass, and Alan Dawson on drums.


The Allmusic review by Scott Yanow awarded the album 4½ stars and stated: "This CD is a fine example of Booker Ervin's unique style".[2]

Professional ratings
Review scores
Source Rating
Allmusic 4.5/5 stars[2]
The Rolling Stone Jazz Record Guide 5/5 stars[3]

Track listing[edit]

All compositions by Booker Ervin except as indicated
  1. "Number Two" - 8:18
  2. "I Can't Get Started" (Vernon Duke, Ira Gershwin) - 9:40
  3. "Mojo" - 10:29
  4. "There Is No Greater Love" (Isham Jones, Marty Symes) - 7:09



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