Opening Statement – Booker Little
This Booker Little composition makes a big impact while maintaining an effortlessly lyrical melody. Booker's trumpet solo available in B-flat and C editions.
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- Recording: Booker Little - Booker Little
- Recorded on: April 13, 1960
- Label: Time (M 52011)
- Concert Key: D minor
- Vocal Range: , to
- Style: Swing (medium up)
- Trumpet - Booker Little
- Piano - Tommy Flanagan
- Bass - Scott La Faro
- Drums - Roy Haynes
In addition to all of Booker's solo choruses, the transcribed solo editions also contain Booker's melody choruses, showing his articulations and varying melodic twists and turns.
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...