BOOKER ERVIN

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Booker Telleferro Ervin II (October 31, 1930 – July 31, 1970 ) was an American tenor saxophone player. He was perhaps best known for his association with bassist Charles Mingus. Ervin was born in Denison, Texas, and after teaching himself tenor saxophone while in the United States Air Force, moved to the Boston area and studied at Berklee College of Music. His tenor playing was characterised by a strong, tough sound and blues/gospel phrasing, perhaps inspired by growing up in the south. Some thought his style was influenced by John Coltrane, but it is thought they developed their styles independently, and beyond some sheets of sounds similarities, they were distinctively different. He moved to New York to join Horace Parlan's quartet, with whom he recorded Up & Down and Happy Frame of Mind (both for Blue Note Records). Ervin worked with Charles Mingus from 1956 to 1963, appearing on "Goodbye Pork Pie read more...
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BOOKER ERVIN Cookin' album cover 3.50 | 2 ratings
Cookin'
Hard Bop 1960
BOOKER ERVIN That's It! album cover 3.00 | 1 ratings
That's It!
Hard Bop 1961
BOOKER ERVIN The Book Cooks album cover 0.00 | 0 ratings
The Book Cooks
Hard Bop 1961
BOOKER ERVIN Exultation! album cover 3.50 | 1 ratings
Exultation!
Hard Bop 1963
BOOKER ERVIN The Freedom Book album cover 3.00 | 1 ratings
The Freedom Book
Hard Bop 1964
BOOKER ERVIN The Song Book album cover 4.00 | 1 ratings
The Song Book
Hard Bop 1964
BOOKER ERVIN The Blues Book album cover 2.50 | 2 ratings
The Blues Book
Hard Bop 1965
BOOKER ERVIN The Space Book album cover 3.00 | 1 ratings
The Space Book
Hard Bop 1965
BOOKER ERVIN Groovin' High album cover 0.00 | 0 ratings
Groovin' High
Hard Bop 1966
BOOKER ERVIN Heavy!!! album cover 3.50 | 1 ratings
Heavy!!!
Hard Bop 1967
BOOKER ERVIN The Trance album cover 3.50 | 1 ratings
The Trance
Hard Bop 1967
BOOKER ERVIN Booker 'N' Brass album cover 3.00 | 1 ratings
Booker 'N' Brass
Hard Bop 1967
BOOKER ERVIN Setting The Pace (with Dexter Gordon) album cover 3.00 | 1 ratings
Setting The Pace (with Dexter Gordon)
Hard Bop 1967
BOOKER ERVIN Structurally Sound album cover 3.00 | 1 ratings
Structurally Sound
Hard Bop 1968
BOOKER ERVIN The in Between album cover 3.00 | 1 ratings
The in Between
Hard Bop 1968
BOOKER ERVIN Back From The Gig album cover 0.00 | 0 ratings
Back From The Gig
Hard Bop 1976

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BOOKER ERVIN Lament For Booker Ervin album cover 0.00 | 0 ratings
Lament For Booker Ervin
Hard Bop 1975

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BOOKER ERVIN The Space And Freedom Book album cover 0.00 | 0 ratings
The Space And Freedom Book
Hard Bop 1973
BOOKER ERVIN Down In The Dumps album cover 0.00 | 0 ratings
Down In The Dumps
Hard Bop 1978
BOOKER ERVIN The Freedom And Space Sessions album cover 0.00 | 0 ratings
The Freedom And Space Sessions
Hard Bop 1979
BOOKER ERVIN Gumbo! album cover 0.00 | 0 ratings
Gumbo!
Hard Bop 1999
BOOKER ERVIN Tex Book Tenor album cover 3.50 | 1 ratings
Tex Book Tenor
Hard Bop 2005
BOOKER ERVIN Sextet, Quintet & Quartet : The Book Cooks/Cookin'/That's It album cover 0.00 | 0 ratings
Sextet, Quintet & Quartet : The Book Cooks/Cookin'/That's It
Hard Bop 2012
BOOKER ERVIN Complete 4tet/5tet/6tet Recordings album cover 0.00 | 0 ratings
Complete 4tet/5tet/6tet Recordings
Hard Bop 2016

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