Booker Little.

Discussion in 'Jazz / Commercial' started by dbacon, Oct 19, 2004.

  1. dbacon

    dbacon Mezzo Piano User

    Oct 24, 2003
    Scottsdale, AZ.
    This marvelous bop player has always interested me, I can't find enough music recorded by him. Any thoughts on Booker Little and recomended recordings?

  2. Phatmon

    Phatmon New Friend

    Oct 1, 2004
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    Here is a Link that wil take you to a site I found that has some Booker albums and recordings for sale......
  3. PH

    PH Mezzo Piano User

    Dec 2, 2003
    Bloomington, Indiana
    Booker was an amazing musician and was one of the first to bring "classical" technique and the influences of Coltrane and other adventuresome saxophonists to bear on the trumpet. His recordings with Max Roach and also those with Eric Dolphy are remarkable.

    More soon...
  4. PH

    PH Mezzo Piano User

    Dec 2, 2003
    Bloomington, Indiana
    Here is what the All Music Guide says about Little:

    "Born Booker Little, Jr. on Apr 2, 1938 in Memphis, TN
    Died Oct 5, 1961 in New York, NY

    Biography by Scott Yanow
    The first trumpeter emerging after Clifford Brown's death to gain his own sound, Booker Little had a tremendous amount of potential before his premature death. He began on trumpet when he was 12 and played with Johnny Griffin and the MJT + 3 while attending the Chicago Conservatory. Little was with Max Roach (1958-1959) and then freelanced in New York. He recorded with Roach and Abbey Lincoln, was on John Coltrane's Africa/Brass album, and was well-documented during a July 1961 gig at the Five Spot with Eric Dolphy. Little had a memorable melancholy sound and his interval jumps looked toward the avant-garde, but he also swung like a hard bopper. Booker Little led four sessions (one album apiece for United Artists, Time, Candid, and Bethlehem), but died of uremia at the age of 23, a particularly tragic loss."

    I wonder who he would have studied with at the Chicago Conservatory in the mid to late 1950s? Schilke? Benge? Bud?
  5. talcito

    talcito Piano User

    Feb 18, 2004
    Check out: [email protected]

    For about $8 per month you have unlimited listening of the music in their system. There are 19 titles availble under Booker.

    All the selections are from: Booker Little 4 and Max Roach Album and
    Erick Dolphys Album "Far Cry".

    This same service has over 250 selections of Freddy Hubbard, 250 of Lee Morgan and many of jazz greats.

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