Booker Ervin With Dexter Gordon – Setting The Pace (Full Album)

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Setting the Pace is an album by saxophonists Dexter Gordon and Booker Ervin recorded in Munich in 1965 and released on the Prestige label.

AllMusic Review by Scott Yanow:

…With very stimulating playing by pianist Jaki Byard, bassist Reggie Workman and drummer Alan Dawson, tenors Booker Ervin and Dexter Gordon battle it out on marathon (19 and 22 1/2 minute) versions of “Setting the Pace” and “Dexter’s Deck.” Although Gordon is in good form, Ervin (who sometimes takes the music outside) wins honors…

Track listing:
“Setting the Pace” (Booker Ervin) – 19:09
“Dexter’s Deck” (Dexter Gordon) – 22:47

Booker Ervin, Dexter Gordon – tenor saxophone
Jaki Byard – piano
Reggie Workman – bass
Alan Dawson – drums


Released: 1965
Recorded: October 27, 1965
Munich, West Germany
Length: 41:36
Label: Prestige
PR 7455
Producer: Don Schlitten