The Trance (album)

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The Trance
The Trance.jpg
Studio album by Booker Ervin
Released 1965
Recorded October 27, 1965
Genre Jazz
Length 41:24
Label Prestige
Producer Don Schlitten
Booker Ervin chronology
Groovin' High
(1964)Groovin' High1964
The Trance
Setting the Pace
(1966)Setting the Pace1966

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
Source Rating
Allmusic 4/5 stars[2]
The Rolling Stone Jazz Record Guide 3/5 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. (Editor) (1985). The Rolling Stone Jazz Record Guide. USA: Random House/Rolling Stone. p. 72. ISBN 0-394-72643-X.