Booker Little

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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.



Year Title Artist RatingReleases
1960 Jazz in the Garden at the Museum of Modern Art The Teddy Charles New Directions Quartet 4
1988 Great Trumpet Legends Various Artists 5 1

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Year Title Artist RatingReleases
1988 Candid Jazz Various Artists 1
1990 The Message Various Artists 1
1991 World of jazz: The Jazz Trumpet Various Artists 1
1996 Jazz Trumpet Various Artists 1
2009 Dinner Jazz Various Artists 1
2014 12 Classic Albums: 1959 - 1962 Eric Dolphy 1
2014 Four Classic Albums Eric Dolphy 1

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