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.



1959Booker Little 4 & Max RoachBooker Little 4 & Max Roach3
1960Booker LittleBooker Little3
1960The Third WorldDonald Byrd & Booker Little2
1961Out FrontBooker Little7
1962Booker Little and FriendBooker Little4
1962Far Cry (Dolphy third studio album released on New Jazz, notably featuring Booker Little)Eric Dolphy with Booker Little14

Album + Compilation

2003Complete Quartet RecordingsBooker Little1
2017Save Your Love for Me: The Ballads AlbumBooker Little1
2022The Complete Albums RecordingsBooker Little1
2022The Complete Albums CollectionBooker Little1

Album + Live

1961At the Five Spot, Volume 1 (1961/07/16, Five Spot, NYC, US, "Volume 1")Eric Dolphy with Booker Little, Mal Waldron, Richard Davis, Eddie Blackwell14
1989Memorial Album (1961/07/16, Five Spot, NYC, US, "Memorial")Eric Dolphy & Booker Little4


1961Ping Pong Beer / November Afternoon'Philly' Joe Jones - Pepper Adams - Donald Byrd - Bill Evans - Paul Chambers - Eddie Shaughnessy - Booker Little - Mal Waldron1

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