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Booker Ervin

ts, 1930-1970 US, Denison, Texas
Musician of Jazz
A.k.a. Booker Telleferro Ervin, II

Booker Telleferro Ervin II (October 31, 1930 – July 31, 1970) was an American tenor saxophone player. His tenor playing was characterised by a strong, tough sound and blues/gospel phrasing. He is best known for his association with bassist Charles Mingus.

  • Tenor sax
  • Saxophone
  • Flute
  • Jazz
  • R&B/Soul
  • Pop
Popular Tracks   
Come Sunday on The Song Book by Booker Ervin
Den Tex - 2005 Remastered on Tex Book Tenor by Booker Ervin
Mojo - Remastered on That's It! by Booker Ervin
Gichi - 2005 Remastered on Tex Book Tenor by Booker Ervin
White Christmas - Remastered on Structurally Sound by Booker Ervin
Stolen Moments - 2001 Remaster / 24 Bit Mastering on Structurally Sound by Booker Ervin
Lynn's Tune - 2005 Remastered on Tex Book Tenor by Booker Ervin
A Lunar Tune on The Freedom Book by Booker Ervin
In A Capricornian Way - 2005 Remastered on Tex Book Tenor by Booker Ervin
Re-Incarnation of a Love Bird on Charles Mingus and the Newport Rebels by Charles Mingus

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Band Members

Title Artist Year Type
Black And BlueBooker Ervin2018Compil.
The Complete 4tet/5tet/6tet RecordingsBooker Ervin & Horace Parlan2016Compil.
The Books CooksBooker Ervin2013Album
The Savoy RecordingsCharles Mingus & Booker Ervin2013Compil.
Six Classic AlbumsBooker Ervin2012Compil.
Tex Book TenorBooker Ervin2005Album
Sounds Of The Inner CityBooker Little, Booker Ervin2000Album
Sky Shadows / In The Land Of The GiantsEric Kloss, Jaki Byard, Jack DeJohnette, Booker Ervin, Pat Martino1999Compil.
Just FriendsDon Patterson / Booker Ervin / Houston Person1999Compil.
The Song BookBooker Ervin1997Album
Don Patterson/Booker ErvinDon Patterson / Booker Ervin1996Compil.
Monterey '66Randy Weston Sextet Guest Star Booker Ervin1994Album
Setting The PaceBooker Ervin With Dexter Gordon1993Compil.
The Trance / Setting The PaceBooker Ervin1993Compil.
Soulful SaxesRoland Kirk / Booker Ervin1989Compil.
The Freedom And Space SessionsBooker Ervin1979Album
Down In The DumpsBooker Ervin1978Album
Back From The GigBooker Ervin1976Album
Lament For Booker ErvinBooker Ervin1975Album
Deluxe In SaxBud Shank, Clifford Scott, Mike Sharpe, Booker Ervin1971Compil.
The In BetweenBooker Ervin1968Album
Setting The PaceBooker Ervin With Dexter Gordon1967Album
Booker 'n' BrassBooker Ervin1967Album
The TranceBooker Ervin1967Album
Structurally SoundBooker Ervin1967Album
Groovin' HighBooker Ervin1966Album
Soul PeopleSonny Stitt With Booker Ervin & Don Patterson1965Album
The Space BookBooker Ervin1965Album
Patterson's PeopleDon Patterson With Sonny Stitt And Booker Ervin1965Album
The Space BookBooker Ervin1965Album
The Blues BookBooker Ervin1965Album
Hip Cake WalkDon Patterson With Booker Ervin1964Album
The Freedom BookBooker Ervin1964Album
"C" Jam BluesSonny Stitt & Booker Ervin1964Single
The Song BookBooker Ervin1964Album
The Exciting New Organ Of Don PattersonDon Patterson With Booker Ervin1964Album
Cracklin'Roy Haynes With Booker Ervin1963Album
Exultation!Booker Ervin1963Album
No Land's Man / Just In TimeBooker Ervin1963Single
Gumbo!Pony Poindexter With Booker Ervin1963Album
The QuestMal Waldron With Eric Dolphy And Booker Ervin1962Album
Git It / Little JaneBooker Ervin1961Single
The Book CooksBooker Ervin1961Album
That's It!Booker Ervin1961Album
I Giganti Del Jazz Vol. 83René Thomas / Jacques Pelzer / Charles Mingus / Eric Dolphy / Booker ErvinCompil.
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