The Record Collection

Booker Little: Booker Little (1960)

Booker Little

Track list:

01. Opening Statement
02. Minor Sweet
03. Bee Tee’s Minor Plea
04. Life’s a Little Blue
05. The Grand Valse
06. Who Can I Turn to

Personnel:

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

#1,2,5,6: recorded New York City; April 13, 1960
#3,4: recorded New York City; April 15, 1960

label: Time
52011 (mono)
S/2011 (stereo)

Island Records U.K. (“The legendary Quartet Album”)
ILPS 9454 [1977]

Producer: Irving Joseph
Recording Engineer: Al Weintraub, Bill MacMeekin

Re-recording Engineer: John Cue

Liner notes: Nat Hentoff

Album design: Murray Stein

The Legendary Quartet Album

The 2010 CD re-release entitled “Booker Little: Complete Quartet Recordings” [Jazz Plot/Ais] added six bonus tracks.

07. My Old Flame [take 1 stereo] (Max Roach Quartet)
08. My Old Flame [take 2 mono] (Max Roach Quartet)
09. Sweet and Lovely (Max Roach Quartet)
10. Moonlight Becomes You (Max Roach Quartet)
11. Blues De Tambour (Teddy Charles Sextet)
12. Tune Up (Max Roach Quartet)

#07,08: recorded in Chicago, June 1958
#09,10: recorded in New York City, October 1958
#11: recorded at the Museum Of Modern Art, New York City; August 25, 1960
#12: recorded at the Newport Jazz Festival, Rhode Island; July 6, 1958

Personnel:
Booker Little – trumpet
Eddie Baker (#7,8), Tommy Flanagan (#9,10), Mal Waldron (#11) – piano
Bob Cranshaw (#7,8), Art Davis (#9,10,12), Addison Farmer (#11) – bass
Max Roach (#7-10 & 12), Ed Shaughnessy (#11) – drums

The Teddy Charles Sextet line-up for August 25, 1960:
Booker Little (trumpet), Booker Ervin (tenor saxophone), Teddy Charles (vibraphone), Mal Waldron (piano), Addison Farmer (bass), Ed Shaughnessy (drums).

Complete Quartet Recordings

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