Booker Little and Friend

From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Jump to: navigation, search
Booker Little and Friend
Booker Little and Friend.jpg
Studio album by Booker Little
Released 1961
Recorded Summer 1961
Genre Jazz
Length 48:22
Label Bethlehem
Producer Teddy Charles
Booker Little chronology
Out Front
(1961)Out Front1961
Booker Little and Friend

Booker Little and Friend is the final album led by American jazz trumpeter Booker Little featuring performances recorded in 1961 for the Bethlehem label.[1] It was reissued under the title Victory and Sorrow in the vinyl era. The CD reissue added two previously released alternate takes.


The Allmusic review by Scott Yanow awarded the album 4½ stars and stated: "Booker Little is generally the top soloist on the harmonically advanced hard bop date and he is in peak form throughout".[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 by Booker Little except as indicated
  1. "Victory and Sorrow" - 5:56
  2. "Forward Flight" - 6:18
  3. "Looking Ahead" - 7:25
  4. "If I Should Lose You" (Ralph Rainger, Leo Robin) - 5:11
  5. "Calling Softly" - 5:39
  6. "Booker's Blues" - 5:16
  7. "Matilde" - 5:55
  8. "Looking Ahead" [alternate take 4] - 8:27 Bonus track on CD reissue
  9. "Looking Ahead" [alternate take 7] - 8:15 Bonus track on CD reissue
    • Recorded in New York City, Summer 1961 .



  1. ^ Booker Little discography accessed February 10, 2011.
  2. ^ a b Yanow, S. Allmusic Review accessed February 7, 201.
  3. ^ Swenson, J. (Editor) (1985). The Rolling Stone Jazz Record Guide. USA: Random House/Rolling Stone. p. 127. ISBN 0-394-72643-X.