Booker Telleferro Ervin II (October 31, 1930 – August 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. Ervin was born in Denison, Texas. He first learned to play trombone at a young age from his father, who played the instrument with Buddy Tate.
For this CD reissue in his series of Books, Ervin and his quintet (with trumpeter Carmell Jones, pianist Gildo Mahones, bassist Richard Davis, and drummer Alan Dawson) perform four very different blues: the speedy "One for Mort," a low-down "No Booze Blooze," the modal "True Blue," and the minor-toned "Eerie Dearie. The consistently passionate Ervin makes each of the fairly basic originals sound fresh and the performances are frequently exciting inside/outside music.
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The Blues Book Booker Ervin. This album has an average beat per minute of BPM (slowest/fastest tempos:, BPM). Tracklist The Blues Book.
The Blues Book is an album by American jazz saxophonist Booker Ervin featuring performances recorded in 1964 for the Prestige label. Studio album by. Booker Ervin.
The Blues Book easily holds its own among the Book series, with a blues flavour to complement the other book themes: cooking, singing, freedom an. m. pace. In Jazz polls, Ervin was voted in the Deserving of Wider Recognition category. The problem for any saxophonist in the Sixties must have been being measured up against the giant figures of Coltrane and Rollins. Ervin is no Coltrane-Lite. He has his own distinctive hard-edged voice, capable of complex figures and turns at a cracking pace, his musical ideas sharpened by his years with Mingus
2019 24 Bit Remastered. 2019 Original Mix. Cracklin'. Roy Haynes, Booker Ervin. Tommy Flanagan, Zoot Sims, Tommy Turrentine, Booker Ervin. 2017 Remastered 2017. Bei Mir Bist Du Schoen. Complete Quartet & Quintet Recordings 1960-61. 2012 Original Album Remastered. Good Time Blues: The Ultimate Tenor Sax Collection.