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Ervin, Booker

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Personal name headingErvin, Booker
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Variant(s)Ervin, Booker Telleferro
Erwin, Booker
Associated countryUnited States
Birth date1930-10-31
Death date1970-08-31
Place of birthDenison (Tex.)
Place of deathNew York (N.Y.)
AffiliationUnited States Postal Service
Profession or occupationJazz musicians Singers Saxophonists
Found inHis The in between. [Phonodisc] 1968.
Mingus, C. Mingus ah um [SR] 1959?: container (Booker Erwin, saxophone; b. Oct. 31, 1930, Denison, Tex.)
New Grove dict. of jazz (Ervin, Booker (Telleferro, II); b. Oct. 31, 1930, Denison, TX, d. Aug. 31, 1970, New York; tenor saxophonist)
African American National Biography, accessed January 17, 2015, via Oxford African American Studies Center database: (Ervin, Booker; jazz musician, saxophonist, postal worker, rhythm and blues musician/ singer; born 31 October 1930 in Denison, Texas, United States; jazz success as Mingus' distinctive saxophone soloist, with recordings such as Wednesday Night Prayer Meeting on the album Blues and Roots, Better Git It in Your Soul, and Fables of Faubus on Mingus Ah Um (1959); first album as leader, The Book Cooks (1960); series of successful albums include Exultation!,The Freedom Book, and The Song Book, The Blues Book, and The Space Book (1963-1964); known for a mastery of bebop improvisation and translating into an instrumental setting the sound of African American gospel preaching; died 31 August 1970 in New York, New York, United States)