Booker Little 4 and Max Roach

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Booker Little 4 and Max Roach
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Studio album by Booker Little
Released 1958
Recorded October, 1958
Genre Jazz
Length 50:40
Label United Artists
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Booker Little 4 and Max Roach (also released as The Defiant Ones) is an album by American jazz trumpeter Booker Little featuring performances recorded in 1958 for the United Artists label.[1]


The Allmusic review by Scott Yanow awarded the album 4½ stars and stated "Overall, this forward-looking hard bop set is easily recommended".[2]

Professional ratings
Review scores
Source Rating
Allmusic 4.5/5 stars[2]

Track listing[edit]

All compositions by Booker Little except as indicated
  1. "Milestones" (Miles Davis) - 5:33
  2. "Sweet and Lovely" (Gus Arnheim, Jules LeMare, Harry Tobias) - 4:13
  3. "Rounder's Mood" - 5:19
  4. "Dungeon Waltz" - 4:27
  5. "Jewel's Tempo" - 6:35
  6. "Moonlight Becomes You" (Johnny Burke, Jimmy Van Heusen) - 5:40
  7. "Things Ain't What They Used to Be" (Mercer Ellington) - 10:44
  8. "Blue 'n Boogie" (Dizzy Gillespie, Frank Paparelli) - 8:09
    • Recorded at Nola Penthouse Studios in New York City in October, 1958.



  1. ^ Booker Little discography accessed February 7, 2011
  2. ^ a b Yanow, S. Allmusic Review accessed February 7, 2011