BOOKER LITTLE

Hard Bop / Soul Jazz • United States
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Despite his premature death from kidney failure at the age of 23, Little made an important contribution to jazz. Stylistically, his sound is rooted in the playing of Clifford Brown, featuring crisp articulation, a burnished tone and balanced phrasing. He is considered to be one of the first trumpet players to develop his own sound after Clifford Brown. He was born in Memphis, Tennessee. He studied at the Chicago Conservatory from 1956 to 1958 and it was during this time that he worked with leading local musicians such as Johnny Griffin. Later, after moving to New York, he became associated with drummer Max Roach and multi-instrumentalist virtuoso Eric Dolphy, recording with them both as a sideman and a leader. With Dolphy, he co-led a residency at the Five Spot club in New York in June 1961, from which three classic albums were eventually issued by Prestige Records. It was during this read more...
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BOOKER LITTLE Booker Little 4 & Max Roach album cover 0.00 | 0 ratings
Booker Little 4 & Max Roach
Hard Bop 1959
BOOKER LITTLE Booker Little Quartet (aka The Legendary Quartet Album) album cover 3.00 | 1 ratings
Booker Little Quartet (aka The Legendary Quartet Album)
Hard Bop 1960
BOOKER LITTLE Booker Little and Friend (aka Victory And Sorrow) album cover 0.00 | 0 ratings
Booker Little and Friend (aka Victory And Sorrow)
Hard Bop 1961
BOOKER LITTLE Out Front album cover 0.00 | 0 ratings
Out Front
Hard Bop 1961

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BOOKER LITTLE Down Home Reunion album cover 0.00 | 0 ratings
Down Home Reunion
Soul Jazz 1959

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BOOKER LITTLE Sounds Of Inner City (With Booker Ervin)(aka New York Sessions) album cover 0.00 | 0 ratings
Sounds Of Inner City (With Booker Ervin)(aka New York Sessions)
Hard Bop 1977
BOOKER LITTLE Save Your Love For Me album cover 0.00 | 0 ratings
Save Your Love For Me
Hard Bop 2015

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