Booker Little (album)

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Booker Little
Booker Little (album).jpg
Studio album by Booker Little
Released 1960
Recorded April 13 & 15, 1960
Genre Jazz
Length 35:15
Label Time
Producer Irving Joseph
Booker Little chronology
Booker Little 4 and Max Roach
(1958)Booker Little 4 and Max Roach1958
Booker Little
(1960)
Out Front
(1961)Out Front1961

Booker Little is an album by American jazz trumpeter Booker Little featuring performances recorded in 1960 for the Time label.[1] The CD re-release entitled Booker Little: Complete Quartet Recordings added six bonus tracks recorded in 1958.

Reception[edit]

The Allmusic review by Scott Yanow awarded the album 4½ stars and stated "Trumpeter Booker Little's second session as a leader (there would only be four) is a quartet outing that puts the emphasis on relaxed tempoes. Little's immediately recognizable melancholy sound and lyrical style are heard in top form".[2]

Professional ratings
Review scores
Source Rating
Allmusic 4.5/5 stars[2]
The Rolling Stone Jazz Record Guide 4/5 stars[3]


Track listing[edit]

All compositions, and all sessions led, by Booker Little except as indicated
  1. "Opening Statement" - 6:42
  2. "Minor Sweet" - 5:38
  3. "Bee Tee's Minor Plea" - 5:40
  4. "Life's a Little Blue" - 6:53
  5. "Grand Valse" - 4:57
  6. "Who Can I Turn To?" (Alec Wilder, William Engvick) - 5:25
  7. "My Old Flame" [take 1 stereo] (Sam Coslow, Arthur Johnston) - 3:34 (Max Roach Quartet[1]) Bonus track on CD reissue
  8. "My Old Flame" [take 2 mono] (Coslow, Johnston) - 3:38 (Max Roach Quartet[1]) Bonus track on CD reissue
  9. "Sweet and Lovely" (Gus Arnheim, Jules LeMare, Harry Tobias) - 4:14Bonus track on CD reissue
  10. "Moonlight Becomes You" (Johnny Burke, Jimmy Van Heusen) - 5:41 Bonus track on CD reissue
  11. "Blues De Tambour" (Ed Shaughnessy) - 3:39 (Teddy Charles Sextet[1]) Bonus track on CD reissue
  12. "Tune Up" (Miles Davis) - 5:21 (Max Roach New Quintet[1]) Bonus track on CD reissue
    • Recorded in Chicago in June 1958 (tracks 7 & 8), at the Newport Jazz Festival, Rhode Island on July 6, 1958 (track 12), and in New York City in October 1958 (tracks 9 & 10), April 13, 1960 (tracks 1, 2, 5 & 6) April 15, 1960 (tracks 3 & 4), and August 25, 1960 (track 11).

Personnel[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b c d e "Booker Little Discography". Jazz Discography Project. Retrieved 2011-10-29. 
  2. ^ a b Yanow, S. Allmusic Review accessed February 7, 2011
  3. ^ Swenson, J. (Editor) (1985). The Rolling Stone Jazz Record Guide. USA: Random House/Rolling Stone. p. 127. ISBN 0-394-72643-X.