Booker Ervin

Born 31 October 1930. Died 31 July 1970.


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.

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  1. Review of The Freedom Book

    The Freedom Book 2007

    Reviewed by John Eyles
    It is a classic album that should give great satisfaction to any lover of modern jazz.
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