Booker Little

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Biography

One of the most regretted premature loss of jazz history, Booker Little had all the qualities to become one of the major trumpeter of the century.
Working closely with Eric Dolphy and Max Roach (after some early appearances with Johnny Griffin and the MJT+3), he took part in the Five Spot miracles (Riverside), most Candid recordings from the early 60's (including Abbey Lincoln's), and in Coltrane's Africa/Brass.
Died 23, he left us only a few records under his own name, Out Front! probably being the best one to start with, although any of his appearances as a sideman are of the highest quality.

Annotation last modified on 2009-06-20 15:29 UTC.
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Discography

Album

Year Title Artist RatingReleases
1959 Down Home Reunion - Young Men From Memphis Booker Little, George Coleman, Charles Crosby, Louis Smith, Phineas Newborn, Jr., George Joyner, Calvin Newborn introducing Frank Strozier 1
1962 Booker Little and Friend Booker Little 2
1987 Out Front Booker Little 2
1991 Booker Little 4 & Max Roach Booker Little 1
2000 Sounds of the Inner City Booker Little & Booker Ervin 1
2000 The Third World Donald Byrd & Booker Little 1
2001 Booker Little Booker Little 1
2004 New York Sessions Booker Little & Booker Ervin 1

Album + Live

Year Title Artist RatingReleases
1961 Eric Dolphy at the Five Spot Eric Dolphy & Booker Little 1

Live

Year Title Artist RatingReleases
1991 Memorial Album Eric Dolphy & Booker Little 3

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