The Trance (album)

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The Trance
The Trance.jpg
Studio album by
RecordedOctober 27, 1965
ProducerDon Schlitten
Booker Ervin chronology
Groovin' High
The Trance
Setting the Pace

The Trance is an album by American jazz saxophonist Booker Ervin featuring performances recorded in 1965 for the Prestige label,[1] with Jaki Byard on piano, Reggie Workman on bass, and Alan Dawson on drums.


The Allmusic review by Al Campbell awarded the album 4 stars and stated: "Ervin's inspired exploratory tenor flights are consistently stirring, punctuated with piercing blues. The Trance delivers further documentation of Ervin's endless tenor inventiveness".[2]

Professional ratings
Review scores
Allmusic4/5 stars[2]
The Rolling Stone Jazz Record Guide3/5 stars[3]

Track listing[edit]

All compositions by Booker Ervin except as indicated
  1. "The Trance" - 19:39
  2. "Speak Low" (Ogden Nash, Kurt Weill) - 15:09
  3. "Groovin' at the Jamboree" - 6:38
  • Recorded in Munich, Germany on October 27, 1965.



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