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Booker Little

Booker Little
Born: Apr 2, 1938 in Memphis, TN
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Died: Oct 5, 1961 in New York, NY
Genre: Jazz
Biography: The first trumpeter emerging after Clifford Brown's death to gain his own sound, Booker Little had a tremendous amount of potential before his premature death. He began on trumpet when he was 12 and played with Johnny Griffin and the MJT + 3 while attending the Chicago Conservatory. Little was with Max ...Read full biography
Out Front
Released: 1961
Label: King
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Booker Little was the first trumpet soloist to emerge in jazz after the death of Clifford Brown to have his own sound. His tragically brief life (he died at age 23 later in 1961) cut short what would have ...Read full review
Victory and Sorrow
Released: 1961
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Although he only lived to be 23 and recorded for just a little over three years, Booker Little proved to be one of the top young trumpeters of his era. Victory and Sorrow was his fourth and final recording ...Read full review
More Booker Little albums: Main Albums (5), Compilations (13)