Booker Ervin

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by Booker Ervin

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31 October 1930, Denison, Texas, USA, d. 31 August 1970, New York City, New York, USA. As a child, Ervin played trombone but switched to tenor saxophone in the early 50s during his military service. (He led his own small group when he was stationed on Okinawa.) After returning to civilian life, Ervin studied at Berklee College Of Music under Joe Viola, then worked with Ernie Fields’ R&B band and several jazz groups in the south-west. A move to New York in 1958 brought him into a... Read more

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jazz
hard bop
saxophone
tenor sax
booker ervin
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