Booker Little 4 & Max Roach

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All Music Guide - Scott Yanow
This CD reissue features trumpeter Booker Little at the beginning of his tragically brief career. The first six selections find the distinctive soloist playing with a quintet also including the young tenor George Coleman, pianist Tommy Flanagan, bassist Art Davis, and drummer Max Roach who was his regular employer at the time. Little contributed three now-obscure originals and also plays two standards and an early version of Miles Davis' "Milestones." The remainder of the CD has lengthy versions of "Things Ain't What They Used to Be" and "Blue 'n Boogie" from a jam session that matched Little with fellow Memphis-based players including Coleman, altoist Frank Strozier, and ...
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Editorial Reviews

All Music Guide - Scott Yanow
This CD reissue features trumpeter Booker Little at the beginning of his tragically brief career. The first six selections find the distinctive soloist playing with a quintet also including the young tenor George Coleman, pianist Tommy Flanagan, bassist Art Davis, and drummer Max Roach who was his regular employer at the time. Little contributed three now-obscure originals and also plays two standards and an early version of Miles Davis' "Milestones." The remainder of the CD has lengthy versions of "Things Ain't What They Used to Be" and "Blue 'n Boogie" from a jam session that matched Little with fellow Memphis-based players including Coleman, altoist Frank Strozier, and the masterful pianist Phineas Newborn. Overall, this forward-looking hard bop set is easily recommended.
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Product Details

  • Release Date: 6/18/1991
  • Label: Blue Note Records
  • UPC: 077778445722
  • Catalog Number: 84457

Album Credits

Performance Credits
Booker Little Primary Artist, Trumpet
George Coleman Tenor Saxophone
Art Davis Bass
Tommy Flanagan Piano
Wynton Kelly Piano
Max Roach Drums
Louis Smith Trumpet
Frank Strozier Alto Saxophone
Charles Crosby Drums
Roy Haynes Drums
George Joyner Bass
Scott LaFaro Bass
Calvin Newborn Guitar
Phineas Newborn Jr. Piano
Technical Credits
Mercer Ellington Composer
Duke Ellington Composer
Jon Hendricks Liner Notes
Tom Wilson Producer
Ted Persons Composer
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