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All compositions by Booker Little otherwise noted.

A1 Opening Statement A2 Minor Sweet A3 Bee Tee's Minor Plea B1 Life's A Little Blue B2 The Grand Valse B3 Who Can I Turn To Bass – Scott LaFaro Drums – Ro. .

Booker Little is an album by American jazz trumpeter Booker Little featuring performances recorded in 1960 for the Time label. The CD re-release entitled Booker Little: Complete Quartet Recordings added six bonus tracks drawn from the albums Metronome Presents Jazz in the Garden at the Museum of Modern Art by Teddy Charles, Booker Little 4 and Max Roach, Max Roach + 4 on the Chicago Scene, and Max Roach + 4 at Newport.

Booker Little And Friend ‎(LP, Album, Mono). CDGR 234. Booker Little. And Friend ‎(CD, Album, RE, RM).

This disc, "Booker Little and Friend," was the great trumpeter's last session. By the way, if you are curious about who the "friend" is, it's not Eric Dolphy or some other luminary, it is instead his trumpet. Just like the classic "Out Front," "Friend" derives its distinctive sound from Little's bright, chromatic three-horn arrangements, and Don Freedman's insightful piano flourishes and chords.

This CD reissue features trumpeter Booker Little at the beginning of his tragically brief career. The first six selections find the distinctive soloist playing with a quintet also including the young tenor George Coleman, pianist Tommy Flanagan, bassist Art Davis, and drummer Max Roach (who was his regular employer at the time). Little contributed three now-obscure originals and also plays two standards and an early version of Miles Davis' "Milestones.

Booker Little, Booker Little And Friend.

Sheet Music and Tabs for Booker Little. Booker Little, Jr. (April 2, 1938 – October 5, 1961) was an American jazz trumpeter and composer. He appeared on a number of recordings, both as side-man and as leader. Little was closely associated with Max Roach, but also performed with John Coltrane and Eric Dolphy and was strongly influenced by Sonny Rollins and Clifford Brown. He died at age 23. Little was born in Memphis, Tennessee. He was the fourth child of Booker, a Pullman porter (who was also a trombonist) and his wife, Ophelia (who played piano).

Booker Little: 1938-1961. Some artists are simply in a hurry. It is probably pointless to mourn the waste and loss. With Booker Little, though, a scant 23 years really does seem like short change. More than Fats Navarro, more even than Clifford Brown, who put his stamp on the young man's bright, resonant sound and staunch-less flow of ideas

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A1 Victory And Sorrow 5:52
A2 Forward Flight 6:15
A3 Looking Ahead 7:21
B1 If I Should Lose You
Written-By – Robin*, Rainger*
B2 Calling Softly 5:35
B3 Booker's Blues 5:12
B4 Matilde 5:50

Companies, etc.

  • Manufactured By – Nippon Columbia Co., Ltd.


  • Bass – Reggie Workman
  • Drums – Pete La Roca
  • Piano – Don Freedman*
  • Producer – Teddy Charles
  • Tenor Saxophone – George Coleman
  • Trombone – Julian Priester
  • Trumpet – Booker Little
  • Written-By – Booker Little (tracks: A1 to A3, B2 to B4)


Recorded in NYC, August or September 1961

Other versions

Category Artist Title (Format) Label Category Country Year
BCP-6061, BCP 6061 Booker Little Booker Little And Friend* ‎(LP, Album, Mono) Bethlehem Records, Bethlehem Records BCP-6061, BCP 6061 US 1961
CDGR 234 Booker Little And Friend* ‎(CD, Album, RE, RM) Charly Records CDGR 234 Europe 1998
AFF 124 Booker Little Victory And Sorrow ‎(LP, Album, RE) Affinity AFF 124 UK 1984
TOCJ-9350 Booker Little Booker Little And Friend* ‎(CD, Album, Ltd, RE, RM, Pap) Bethlehem Records TOCJ-9350 Japan 2001
PAP-23004 Booker Little Booker Little And Friend* ‎(LP, Album) Bethlehem Records PAP-23004 Japan 1981

Booker Little - And Friend FLAC album
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