Box of Rain

Booker Ervin

Booker Telleferro Ervin II (October 31, 1930 – August 31, 1970) was an American tenor saxophone player. His tenor playing was characterised by a strong, tough sound and blues/gospel phrasing. He is remembered for his association with bassist Charles Mingus. Ervin later recorded for Blue Note Records and played with…

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Dave’s Picks Vol. 42

One more Saturday night at Winterland! The one that featured the earliest amalgamation of what would soon become the Wall of Sound, the one that is so “loud, clear, and defined,” it’s been ripe for release for quite some time and we’re glad it’s finally getting its due. Highlights include…

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