Booker Ervin

~ Person


More than a simple Mingus alumni (although that's already quite something), Mr Booker Telleferro Ervin II was a hard tenor blower, with a rooted, strong yet sensitive play, also competent on trombone - no wonder why Mingus hired him so often.
His own sessions are of the highest interest, wether for Bethlehem, Savoy, Candid or Prestige, and he ranks amongst the highly underrated musicians of the 60's (although he was successfull as a professional).
This fact may be partly explained by his unfortunately premature death in 1970.

While most people already heard him on Mingus' records, Ervin's Freedom Book (Prestige) is both an excellent starter and a definitive record.

Annotation last modified on 2006-06-12 12:59 UTC.



Year Title Artist RatingReleases
1960 The Book Cooks Booker Ervin 2
1961 That's It Booker Ervin 2
1963 Exultation Booker Ervin 3
1963 The Freedom Book Booker Ervin 2
1964 Groovin' High Booker Ervin 2
1964 Hip Cake Walk Don Patterson With Booker Ervin 1
1964 The Blues Book Booker Ervin 3
1965 Setting the Pace Booker Ervin 3
1965 Soul People Sonny Stitt With Booker Ervin & Don Patterson 3
1965 The Space Book Booker Ervin 3
1966 The Exciting New Organ of Don Patterson Don Patterson With Booker Ervin 1
1967 Booker 'n' Brass Booker Ervin 2
1986 Down in the Dumps Booker Ervin 2
1993 The Song Book Booker Ervin 3
1997 The Trance Booker Ervin 1
2001 Structurally Sound Booker Ervin 1
2005 Tex Book Tenor Booker Ervin 1
2006 Heavy!!! Booker Ervin 1
The in Between Booker Ervin 1

Album + Live

Year Title Artist RatingReleases
1977 Lament for Booker Ervin Booker Ervin 1

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