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Booker Ervin


An extremely distinctive tenor with a difficult, passionate build and an emotional design which was still linked with chordal improvisation, Booker Ervin was a genuine original. He was originally a trombonist, but trained himself tenor within the Surroundings Drive (1950-1953). After learning music in Boston for just two years, he produced his documenting debut with Ernie Areas’ R&B music group (1956). Ervin obtained fame while using Charles Mingus (on / off during 1956-1962), keeping his very own using the volatile bassist and Eric Dolphy. He also led his very own quartet, caused Randy Weston on several occasions within the ’60s, and spent a lot of 1964-1966 in European countries before dying way too youthful from kidney disease. Ervin, who’s on several significant Charles Mingus information, made schedules of his very own for Bethlehem, Savoy, and Candid during 1960-1961, alongside later pieces for Pacific Jazz and Blue Take note. His nine Prestige periods of 1963-1966 (like the Freedom Reserve, The Song Reserve, The Blues Reserve, and THE AREA Reserve) are one of the high factors of his profession.

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Full Name Booker Ervin
Died August 31, 1970, New York City, New York, United States
Education Berklee College of Music
Music Songs Just Friends, Lynn's Tune, Cry Me Not, A Lunar Tune, In a Capricornian Way, Stella by Starlight, Gichi, A Day to Mourn, Booker’s Blues, Al's In, Grant's Stand, Boo's Blues, No Booze Blooze, Soul People, True Blue, One for Mort, Come Sunday, Den Tex, Down in the Dumps, Bächafillen, Mooche Mooche, Eerie Dearie, Ode to Charlie Parker, Deep Night, Lament for Booker, You're My Everything, Not Quite That, Dee da Doo, The Lamp Is Low, The Blue Book, Stolen Moments, Well, Well
Albums The Freedom Book, The Song Book, The Space Book, The Blues Book, Cracklin', Structurally Sound, Exultation!, Groovin' High, Cookin', The Book Cooks, Tex Book Tenor, Setting the Pace, Back from the Gig, The Trance, The In Between, That's It!, The Exciting New Organ of Don Patterson, Hip Cake Walk, Heavy!!!, Booker 'n' Brass, Essential Jazz Masters (1960-1961), Jazz Side Story (A Timeless Jazz Recordings Remastered), Gumbo!, Poinciana, Stardust, Jazz Box (The Jazz Series), Bei Mir Bist Du Schoen, The Jazz Masters Collection (Jazz Recordings - Remastered), Jazz In The Garden At The Museum Of Modern Art, The Book Cooks (feat. Tommy Flanagan / Zoot Sims / Tommy Turrentine) [Remastered 2017], The Complete Prestige / New Jazz Collection, Vol. 6, The Wild 60s, Sounds of the Inner City, Soul People, Scoochie, A Day to Mourn, Famous Hits by Booker Ervin, Fugee, Greetings From The Past, The Unforgettable Booker Ervin, The Uranus Collection (Forever Jazz), Christmas Moments with Booker Ervin, Leisure Time, Lifeworks - Booker Ervin (The Platinum Edition), Complete Quartet & Quintet Recordings 1960-61, The Legends - Booker Ervin, Greatest Hits, Keep Calm and Listen Booker Ervin

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1 American jazz trumpeter. Studied at the Granoff School of Music. Moved to New York, playing alongside Eric Dolphy and Booker Ervin in a band led by Charlie Mingus, 1959-60. Free-lanced in Europe during the 1970's. From 1983, noted for his late night jam sessions at the Blue Note. Also lectured in jazz at UCLA and the University of Vermont.



The Brown Bunny 2003 writer: "Tears for Dolphy"
Rampe & Naukkis - Kaikkien aikojen superpari 1990 performer: "Ramblin' Rose"
Teorema 1968 "Tears for Dolphy", uncredited



Rampe & Naukkis - Kaikkien aikojen superpari 1990 Trumpet Player at Pori Jazzfestival



The Blue Note 2007 TV Short Himself
Soolo suoraan sydämestä 1983 TV Movie documentary Himself

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