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.

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1959Down Home Reunion - Young Men From MemphisBooker Little, George Coleman, Charles Crosby, Louis Smith, Phineas Newborn, Jr., George Joyner, Calvin Newborn introducing Frank Strozier1
1960Booker LittleBooker Little2
1960The Third WorldDonald Byrd & Booker Little2
1962Booker Little and FriendBooker Little4
1962Far CryEric Dolphy with Booker Little7
1987Out FrontBooker Little3
1991Booker Little 4 & Max RoachBooker Little1
2011At The Five Spot (Complete Edition)Eric Dolphy Quintet & Booker Little1

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1961Eric Dolphy at the Five SpotEric Dolphy & Booker Little1
1961At the Five Spot, Volume 1Eric Dolphy with Booker Little, Mal Waldron, Richard Davis, Eddie Blackwell14


1989Memorial AlbumEric Dolphy & Booker Little3

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