Minor Sweet – Booker Little
An uptempo swing, ideal for a quartet interpretation.
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- Recording: Booker Little - Booker Little
- Recorded on: April 13, 1960
- Label: Time (M 52011)
- Concert Key: C minor
- Vocal Range: , to
- Style: Swing (uptempo)
- Trumpet - Booker Little
- Piano - Tommy Flanagan
- Bass - Scott La Faro
- Drums - Roy Haynes
April 2, 1938 – October 5, 1961
A tragic loss to the world of jazz at age 23! Hearing is certainly believing: in Booker's short life, he still was able to leave us with recordings and compositions that are guaranteed to astonish and captivate. His effortless-sounding virtuosity ranks him as one of the greatest trumpet players. He was also a gifted composer, who obviously took composing very seriously, as his recording output shows. Booker began on trumpet when he was 12 and played with Johnny Griffin and the MJT + 3 while attending the Chicago Conservatory. He worked with Max Roach (1958-1959) and then freelanced in New York. He recorded with Roach and Abbey Lincoln, was on John Coltrane's Africa/Brass album, and was well-documented during a July 1961 gig at the Five Spot with Eric Dolphy. Booker Little led four sessions before his tragic early death. Read more...