Booker Little — Booker Little (Full Album)

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Booker Little is an album by American jazz trumpeter Booker Little featuring performances recorded in 1960 for the Time label.

AllMusic Review by Scott Yanow:
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 (

Track listing:
All compositions, and all sessions led, by Booker Little except as indicated

“Opening Statement” – 6:42
“Minor Sweet” – 5:38
“Bee Tee’s Minor Plea” – 5:40
“Life’s a Little Blue” – 6:53
“The Grand Valse” – 4:57
“Who Can I Turn To?” (Alec Wilder, William Engvick) – 5:25

Booker Little – trumpet
Tommy Flanagan (tracks 1, 2, 5, 6), Wynton Kelly (tracks 3 & 4) – piano
Scott LaFaro – bass
Roy Haynes – drums


Released: 1960
Recorded: April 13 & 15, 1960
Genre Jazz
Length: 35:15
Label: Time
Producer: Irving Joseph