Booker Ervin
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Autumn Leaves
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A Lunar Tune
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Tyra [1997 Remaster]
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Den Tex [Remastered]
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Stolen Moments [2001 Remaster / 24 Bit Mastering]

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Booker Ervin

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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. He was originally a trombonist, but taught himself tenor while in the Air Force (1950-1953). After studying music in Boston for two years, he made his recording debut with Ernie Fields' R&B band (1956). Ervin gained fame while playing with Charles Mingus (off and on during 1956-1962), holding his own with the volatile bassis... Read more

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