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  Booker Ervin: The Hard Bop Homepage
Booker Ervin has traveled a long, rough, lonesome and frustrating road from his birthplace in North Texas to growing acclaim in New York.
In 1945, Booker enlisted in the Air Force upon graduation from high school, where he borrowed a tenor sax from the Service Club and began to teach himself the instrument.
It is a pleasure to present a young man who plays tenor with a wild sweetness, with dizzying velocity, and an angular modernity which is not devoid of personal warmth, beauty, and humor.
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 Booker Ervin - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Booker Telleferro Ervin II (1930 1970) was an American jazz tenor saxophone player perhaps best known for his association with Charles Mingus, with whom he played and recorded from 1956 to 1962.
Ervin studied at Berklee College of Music after teaching himself tenor saxophone while in the United States Air Force.
This article on a United States jazz musician is a stub.
en.wikipedia.org /wiki/Booker_Ervin   (189 words)

 Booker Ervin, MP3 Music Download at eMusic
A very distinctive tenor with a hard, passionate tone and an emotional style that was still tied to chordal improvisation, Booker Ervin was a true original.
Ervin gained fame while playing with Charles Mingus (off and on during 1956-1962), holding his own with the volatile bassist and Eric Dolphy.
Ervin, who is on several notable Charles Mingus records, made dates of his own for Bethlehem, Savoy, and Candid during 1960-1961, along with later sets for Pacific Jazz and Blue Note.
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 Jazz | All About Jazz
Booker Ervin will seldom be named among them; yet although he was not as innovative or experimental as Coltrane, he was just as much of an individual and memorable voice within mainstream jazz as the other three.
He may be overlooked because he was paired by Mingus with the great Eric Dolphy, whose serpentine and quicksilver lines might tend to overshadow Ervin's more conventional forays; however, Ervin and Dolphy are actually well matched, in the great contrapuntal tradition of Miles and Trane, Lacy and Rudd, John and Paul.
On the Mingus albums and on his solo work Ervin's robust tenor playing is distinguished by a blues cry (betraying the "Texas tenor" influence shared by Ornette Coleman and others) that enlivens the most tired standard material.
www.allaboutjazz.com /artists/ervin.htm   (522 words)

 Amazon.com: Tex Book Tenor: Music: Booker Ervin   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-13)
Booker was one of a great line of Mingus' tenors, other being the likes of Rahsaan Roland Kirk and Clifford Jordan.
Texas tenor is what is played by Booker and to quote the booklet texas tenor means "The tone is strong, clean and biting almost to the point of overblowing.
Ervin plays a decent solo in his distinctive style, but Shaw, surprisingly, falls off and feels like he can't get a grip on what's going on.
www.amazon.com /Tex-Book-Tenor-Booker-Ervin/dp/B000B66PMA   (1949 words)

 Booker Ervin - AOL Music
Booker Ervin has traveled a long, rough, lonesome and frustrating road from his...
Booker Ervin will seldom be named among them; yet although he was not as innovative or...
Download, listen and watch Booker Ervin music, mp3's, song lyrics, music videos, Internet radio, live performances, concerts, and more on AOL Music.
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 Mal Waldron With Eric Dolphy And Booker Ervin: The Quest, MP3 Album Music Download at eMusic
Mal Waldron With Eric Dolphy And Booker Ervin: The Quest
The seven originals not only feature altoist Dolphy (who makes a rare appearance on clarinet during "Warm Canto") but tenor-saxophonist Booker Ervin, Ron Carter (on cello) and Waldron.
With bassist Joe Benjamin and drummer Charlie Persip giving alert support, the complex music (which falls between hard bop and the avant-garde) is successfully interpreted.
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 Booker Ervin on Rhapsody
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Tenor saxophonist Booker Ervin possessed one of the warmest and emotionally expressive tones in Jazz.
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