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 .



Year Title Artist RatingReleases
1960 Jazz in the Garden at the Museum of Modern Art The Teddy Charles New Directions Quartet 4
1961 On the Spur of the Moment Horace Parlan 1
2013 Piano Bar Essentials Various Artists 1
Just Friends - Legends of Acid Jazz Various Artists 1

Album + Compilation

Year Title Artist RatingReleases
1988 Candid Jazz Various Artists 1
1989 Jazz-Club: Tenor Sax Various Artists 1
1996 Jazz With Prestige Various Artists 1
1998 Blue Pacific Funk (Wailin' on the West Coast) Various Artists 4 1
2000 New York, New York: The City in Song Various Artists 1
2000 The Prestige Legacy Volume 2: Battles Of The Saxes Various Artists 1
2001 Jazz Lounge Various Artists 2
2004 The Complete Prestige Recordings Dexter Gordon 1
2004 Bop and Beyond Various Artists 1
2005 Prestige Profiles Collector's Edition, Volume 5 Various Artists 1
2006 The Ultimate Jazz Christmas Various Artists 1
2007 Hard Bop 101 Various Artists 1
2007 Trip Tease, Volume 1: Fine Moments from the Blue Note Catalogue Various Artists 2
2008 Groove Train: Get Off at Blue Note Grooves Station! Various Artists 1
2008 Simply Sax Various Artists 1
2008 Sax at Midnight Various Artists 1
2008 Simply Jazz Greats Various Artists 1
2010 The Savoy Collection Various Artists 1
2013 Jazz Christmas Classics Various Artists 1
2014 12 Classic Albums: 1959 - 1962 Eric Dolphy 1
Blue Instrumentalists: Saxophone Various Artists 1

Album + Compilation + DJ-mix

Year Title Artist RatingReleases
2004 Blue Impressions: Blue Note Mix by DJ Mitsu the Beats DJ Mitsu The Beats 1

Album + DJ-mix

Year Title Artist RatingReleases
2012 Blue Note Trip, Volume 10: Late Nights / Early Mornings Maestro 2

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