Booker Little

Complete Recordings (99078)

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Complete Recordings

Booker Little

American Jazz Classics

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AJC 140186

99078

JAZZ

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Complete Recordings

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This release contains all four complete original LPs recorded by the phenomenal trumpeter Booker Little as a leader (he died tragically at the age of 23 on October 5, 1961). The albums consist of: Booker Little Four and Max Roach (United Artists UAS5034), Booker Little (Time S2011), Out Front (Candid CJS9027), and Booker Little and Friend (Bethlehem BCP6061). All of these amazing recordings present Little in a small group format, ranging from quartet to sextet. The trumpeter is backed by such important fi gures as Eric Dolphy, George Coleman, Julian Priester, Tommy Flanagan, Wynton Kelly, Scott LaFaro, and Max Roach, among others.

PERSONNEL:

CD1 [1-6] Booker Little 4 & Max Roach
George Coleman (ts, out on 2 & 6)
Tommy Flanagan (p) Art Davis (b) Max Roach (d)
New York, October 1958.
Original session produced by Tom Wilson.
4 1/2 Stars All Music Guide

CD2 [7-13] Out Front
Julian Priester (tb) Eric Dolphy (as, b-cl, fl)
Don Friedman (p) Ron Carter (b, on 8 & 10-12)
Art Davis (b, on 7, 9 & 13) Max Roach (d)
New York, March 17 & April 4, 1961.
Original sessions produced by Nat Hentoff.
5 Stars All Music Guide

CD2 [1-6] Booker Little (Time Label)
Tommy Flanagan (p, on 1-2 & 5-6)
Wynton Kelly (p, on 3-4)
Scott La Faro (b) Roy Haynes (d)
New York, April 13 & 15, 1960.
Original sessions produced by Irving Joseph.
4 1/2 Stars All Music Guide

CD2 [7-13] Booker Little And Friend
Julian Priester (tb, out on 10)
George Coleman (ts, out on 10)
Don Friedman (p) Reggie Workman (b)
Pete La Roca (d)
New York, August/September, 1961.
Original sessions produced by Teddy Charles
4 1/2 Stars All Music Guide

INCLUDES 24 PAGE BOOKLET

TRACKS:

CD 1:
01 MILESTONES 5:36
02 SWEET AND LOVELY 4:16
03 ROUNDER’S MOOD 5:23
04 DUNGEON WALTZ 4:29
05 JEWEL’S TEMPO 6:37
06 MOONLIGHT BECOMES YOU 5:41
07 WE SPEAK 6:46
08 STRENGTH AND SANITY 6:17
09 QUIET PLEASE 8:10
10 MOODS IN FREE TIME 5:44
11 MAN OF WORDS 4:51
12 HAZY BLUES 6:41
13 A NEW DAY 5:31

Total Time: 76:08

CD 2:
01 OPENING STATEMENT 6:41
02 MINOR SWEET 5:38
03 BEE TEE’S MINOR PLEA 5:38
04 LIFE’S A LITTLE BLUE 6:51
05 THE GRAND VALSE 4:55
06 WHO CAN I TURN TO? 5:24
07 VICTORY AND SORROW 5:58
08 FORWARD FLIGHT 6:19
09 LOOKING AHEAD 7:25
10 IF I SHOULD LOSE YOU 5:12
11 CALLING SOFTLY 5:39
12 BOOKER’S BLUES 5:16
13 MATILDE 5:52

Total Time: 76:54