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
The Space Book
Groovin' High

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.