Sunday, June 16, 2013

Booker Little

Trumpeter Booker Little's second session as a leader (there would only be four) is a quartet outing (with either Wynton Kelly or Tommy Flanagan on piano, bassist Scott LaFaro and drummer Roy Haynes) that puts the emphasis on relaxed tempoes. Little's immediately recognizable melancholy sound and lyrical style are heard in top form on "Who Can I Turn To" and five of his originals, some of which deserve to be revived. His jazz waltz "The Grand Valse" (inspired by Sonny Rollins' "Valse Hot") is a highpoint of this set which has been reissued by Bainbridge/Time on CD.
Scott Yanow

Source : http://www.allmusic.com/album/booker-little-mw0000313900
 
Booker Little
Booker Little

Tracks

1 Opening Statement (Little) 6:42
2 Minor Sweet (Little) 5:38
3 Bee Tee's Minor Plea (Little) 5:40
4 Life's a Little Blue (Little) 6:53
5 Grand Valse (Little) 4:57
6 Who Can I Turn To (When Nobody Needs Me) (Bricusse, Newley) 5:25

Personnel
Booker Little - tp
Wynton Kelly - p [# 3 & 4]
Tommy Flanagan - p [# 1, 2, 5 & 6]
Scott LaFaro - b
Roy Haynes - dr

Recorded April 13 & 15,1960

9 comments:

JAHZZMAFREEKKKANS said...

Muchas gracias¡¡ Excelentes aportaciones, muy buen material de jazz, me gustaria que subieran el disco de Booker Ervin - Heavy¡
Gracias¡

BigD said...

Thanks for the Booker Little. Looks like a fantastic line up. Time Records has some really great stuff. The Tommy Turrentine album on Time with Gunga Din is one of my favorite records. Thanks again.

Kovina Kris said...

...and yet another fantastic offering. Thank you so very much!

Melanchthon said...

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deGallo said...

Thank you. This is a great set of tunes.
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neil said...

Time for an upgrade (forgive the pun); many thanks, mel...

estravagario said...

Thank you Melanchthon! I really have no words for describing this awesome work you're doing... you're promoting the jazz in such a way..... I'm learning and enjoying a lot every day. THANK YOU !!! YOU'RE GREAT!!!

jazzcat1228 said...

Thank you, Mel!

Jorge Lardone said...

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Jorge