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Author David Luebbert
Posted 12/7/08; 2:35:19 AM
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Heard Booker Ervin? - playlist page on

Booker Ervin was a jazz tenor saxophonist from Texas. Like many other Texas tenormen, he had a hard, high, wailing sound on his horn.

He was favored by bassist Charles Mingus and pianist Randy Weston and did long stints in their bands.

He frequently recorded with a monstrously capable rhythm section: Jaki Byard, piano, Richard Davis, bass and Alan Dawson, drums. Their recordings with Ervin (The Blues Book, The Space Book, The Freedom Book) are excellent.

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