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Booker Little discography

This is a discography of Booker Little albums and albums by other musicians that feature Booker Little


Booker Little: leader or co-leader discography

Booker Little 4 & Max Roach, Booker Little 4 & Max Roach, 1959, United Artists

Tracks : Milestones, Sweet And Lovely, Rounders Mood, Dungeon Waltz, Jewel's Tempo, Moonlight Becomes You

Musicians : Booker Little, George Coleman, Tommy Flanagan, Arthur Davis, Max Roach

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Booker Little, Booker Little, 1960, Time

Tracks : Opening Statement, Minor Sweet, Bee Tee's Minor Plea, Life's A Little Blue, The Grand Valse, Who Can I Turn To

Musicians : Booker Little, Tommy Flanagan, Wynton Kelly, Scott LaFaro, Roy Haynes

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Out Front, Booker Little Quintet Featuring Max Roach, 1961, Candid CJM-8027/CJS-9027

Tracks : We Speak, Strength and Sanity, Quiet Please, Moods in Free Time, Man of Words, Hazy Blues, A New Day

Musicians : Booker Little, Julian Priester, Eric Dolphy, Don Friedman, Art Davis, Ron Carter, Max Roach

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Booker Little and Friend, Booker Little and Friend, 1961, Bethlehem

Tracks : Victory And Sorrow, Forward Flight, Looking Ahead, If I Should Lose You, Calling Softly, Booker's Blues, Matilde

Musicians : Booker Little, Julian Priester, George Coleman, Don Freidman, Reggie Workman, Pete La Roca

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Booker Little: leader or co-leader discography: compilations

Complete Recordings, Booker Little Featuring George Coleman, 2005, Lone Hill

Tracks : Victory And Sorrow, Forward Flight, Looking Ahead, If I Should Lose You, Calling Softly, Booker's Blues, Matilde, Milestones, Sweet And Lovely, Rounders Mood, Dungeon Waltz, Jewel's Tempo, Moonlight Becomes You

Musicians : Tracks 1 to 7: Booker Little, Julian Priester, George Coleman, Don Freidman, Reggie Workman, Pete La Roca / Tracks 7 to 13: Booker Little, George Coleman, Tommy Flanagan, Arthur Davis, Max Roach

Originally released on Booker Little And Friend and Booker Little 4 & Max Roach.

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Complete Recordings: Master Takes, Booker Little Quartet / Quintet / Sextet, 2013, American Jazz Classics

Tracks : Milestones, Sweet And Lovely, Rounder's Mood, Dungeon Waltz, Jewel's Tempo, Moonlight Becomes You, We Speak, Strength And Sanity, Quiet Please, Moods In Free Time, Man Of Words, Hazy Blues, A New Day, Opening Statement, Minor Sweet, Bee Tee's Minor Plea, Life's A Little Blue, The Grand Valse, Who Can I Turn To?, Victory And Sorrow, Forward Flight, Looking Ahead, If I Should Lose You, Calling Softly, Booker's Blues, Matilde

A 2 CD set that combines the 4 albums Booker Little 4 & Max Roach (1959), Booker Little (1960), Out Front (1961), and Booker Little and Friend (1961).

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Booker Little: sideman: main albums and selected single artist collections

Max Roach + 4 On The Chicago Scene, Max Roach Quintette, 1958, EmArcy MG 36132

Tracks : Shirley, My Old Flame, Sporty, Stella By Starlight, Stompin At The Savoy, Memo To Maurice

Musicians : Max Roach, Booker Little, George Coleman, Eddie Baker, Bob Cranshaw

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Max Roach + 4 At Newport, Max Roach Quintet, 1958, EmArcy MG 36140

Tracks : Villa, Night In Tunisia, Tune-Up, Minor Mode, Love For Sale

Musicians : Max Roach, Booker Little, George Coleman, Ray Draper, Art Davis

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Deeds, Not Words, Max Roach, 1958, Riverside RLP 12-280

Tracks : You Stepped Out Of A Dream, Filide, It's You Or No One, Jodie's Cha-Cha, Deeds, Not Words, Larry-Larue, Conversation

Musicians : Max Roach, Booker Little, George Coleman, Ray Draper, Art Davis

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Award Winning Drummer, Max Roach, 1959, Time

Tracks : Tuba De Nod, Milano, Variatons On The Scene, Pies Of Quincy, Old Folks, Sadiga, Gandolfo's Bounce

Musicians : Max Roach, Booker Little, George Coleman, Ray Draper, Art Davis

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Down Home Reunion: Young Men From Memphis, Booker Little, George Coleman et al, 1959, United Artists

Tracks : Things Ain't What They Used To Be, Blue 'N' Boogie, After Hours, Star Eyes

Musicians : Booker Little, Louis Smith, George Coleman, Frank Strozier, Phineas Newborn, Calvin Newborn, George Joyner, Charles Crosby

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Sings, Bill Henderson, 1959, Vee-Jay LP 1015

Tracks : Joey, You Make Me Feel So Young, Love Locked Out, Moanin', Sweet Pumpkin, This Little Girl Of Mine, The Song Is You, It Never Entered My Mind, Bad Luck, Bye Bye Blackbird, My Funny Valentine, Free Spirits

Musicians include : Bill Henderson, Booker Little, Yusef Lateef, Bernard McKinney, Wynton Kelly, Paul Chambers, Jimmy Cobb

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We Insist! Freedom Now Suite, Max Roach, 1960, Candid CJM-8002/CJS-9002

Tracks : Driva' Man, Freedom Day, Triptych: Prayer/Protest/Peace, All Africa, Tears For Johannesburg

Musicians : Max Roach, Booker Little, Julian Priester, Walter Benton, Coleman Hawkins, James Schenck, Olatunji, Raymond Mantillo, Tomas du Vall, Abbey Lincoln

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Fantastic, Frank Strozier, 1960, Vee-Jay VJLP 3005

Tracks : W. K. Blues, A Starling's Theme, I Don't Know, Waltz Of The Demons, Runnin', Off Shore

Musicians : Frank Strozier, Booker Little, Wynton Kelly, Paul Chambers, Jimmy Cobb

Later released on Affinity with the title Waltz Of The Demons.

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Jazz In The Garden At The Museum Of Modern Art, Teddy Charles New Directions Quartet and Guest Stars Booker Ervin and Booker Little, 1960, Warwick

Tracks : Scoochie, Cycles, Embraceable You, Blues De Tambour, Stardust, Take 3 Parts Jazz, The Confined Few

Musicians : Teddy Charles, Booker Little, Booker Ervin, Mal Waldron, Addison Farmer, Ed Shaughnessy

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The Soul Of Jazz Percussion, Various Artists, 1960?, Warwick

Tracks : Chasing The Bird, November Afternoon, Quiet Temple, Witchfire, Construction Crew, Ping Pong Beer, Prophecy, Wee Tina, Call To Arms

Musicians : Donald Byrd, Marcus Belgrave, Booker Little, Don Ellis, Curtis Fuller, Pepper Adams, Bill Evans, Mal Waldron, Addison Farmer, Paul Chambers, Philly Joe Jones, Ed Shaughnessy, Armando Peraza, Earl Zindars, Willie Rodriguez

Tracks recorded at possible three sessions, with a different subset of the listed musicians playing at each session. Many of the tracks were later released by TCB on an album called The Third World credited to Donald Byrd and Booker Little.

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And His Horn Of Plenty, Slide Hampton, 1960?, Strand

Tracks : Newport, Autumn Leaves, Althea, Jazz Corner, Motherless Child, Go East Young Man, Patricia, Woody'n You

Musicians : Slide Hampton, Burt Collins, Freddie Hubbard, Booker Little, George Coleman, Jay Cameron, Kiane Zawadi, George Tucke, Pete LaRoca, Charli Persip, Kenny Dennis

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At The Five Spot, Volume 1, Eric Dolphy, 1961, New Jazz NJLP 8260

Tracks : Fire Waltz, Bee Vamp, The Prophet

Musicians : Eric Dolphy, Booker Little, Mal Waldron, Richard Davis, Ed Blackwell

Reissued in 1969 on Prestige (7611).

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Africa/Brass, John Coltrane Quartet, 1961, Impulse! 6

Tracks : Africa, Greensleeves, Blues Minor

Musicians : John Coltrane, Pat Patrick, Freddie Hubbard, Booker Little, Britt Woodman, Julian Priester, Charles Greenlee Carl Bowman, Bill Barber, Garvin Bushell, Julius Watkins, Jim Buffington, Bob Northern, Donald Corrado, Robert Swisshelm, Eric Dolphy, McCoy Tyner Reggie Workman, Art Davis Elvin Jones

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Percussion Bitter Sweet, Max Roach, 1961, Impulse! 8

Tracks : Garvey's Ghost, Mama, Tender Warriors, Praise for a Martyr, Mendacity, Man From South Africa

Musicians : Max Roach, Booker Little, Julian Priester, Eric Dolphy, Clifford Jordan, Mal Waldron Art Davis, Carlos Valdes, Carlos Eugenio Abbey Lincoln

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Straight Ahead, Abbey Lincoln, 1961, Candid CJM-8015/CJS-9015

Tracks : Straight Ahead, When Malindy Sings, In The Red, Blue Monk, Left Alone, African Lady, Retribution

Musicians : Abbey Lincoln, Booker Little, Julian Priester, Eric Dolphy, Walter Benton, Coleman Hawkins, Mal Waldron, Art Davis, Max Roach, Roger Sanders, Robert Whitley

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Newport Rebels, Jazz Artists Guild, 1961, Candid CJM-8022/CJS-9022

Tracks : Mysterious Blues, Cliff Walk, Wrap Your Troubles In Dreams, Tain't Nobody's Bizness If I Do, Me And You

Musicians : Benny Bailey, Booker Little (track 2), Roy Eldridge, Jimmy Knepper, Julian Priester, Eric Dolphy, Walter Benton, Tommy Flanagan, Charles Mingus, John "Peck" Morrison, Jo Jones, Max Roach, Abbey Lincoln

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Far Cry, Eric Dolphy, 1962, New Jazz 8270

Tracks : Mrs. Parker Of K.C. Ode To Charlie Parker, Far Cry, Miss Ann, Left Alone, Tenderly, It's Magic

Musicians : Eric Dolphy, Booker Little, Jaki Byard, Ron Carter, Roy Haynes

Reissued on Prestige (7747) in 1970.

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Conversation, Max Roach, 1962, Jazzland JLP 79

Tracks : You Stepped Out Of A Dream, Filidé, It's You Or No One, Jodies Cha-Cha, Deeds, Not Words, Larry-Larue, Conversation

Musicians : Max Roach, Booker Little, Ray Draper, George Coleman, Art Davis

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Eric Dolphy At The Five Spot, Vol. 2, 1964, Prestige PRLP 7294

Tracks : Aggression, Like Someone In Love

Musicians : Booker Little, Eric Dolphy, Mal Waldron, Richard Davis, Ed Blackwell

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Memorial Album: Recorded Live At The Five Spot, Eric Dolphy & Booker Little, 1964, Prestige PRLP 7334

Tracks : Number Eight (aka Potsa Lotsa), Booker's Waltz

Musicians : Booker Little, Eric Dolphy, Mal Waldron, Richard Davis, Ed Blackwell

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The Many Sides Of Max, Max Roach Quintet, 1964, Mercury

Tracks : Prelude, Lepa, Connie's Bounce, A Little Sweet, Tympanalli, Bemsha Swing, There's No You

Musicians : Max Roach, Booker Little, George Coleman, Julian Priester, Art Davis

Recorded in 1959.

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Here And There, Eric Dolphy, 1965, Prestige PR 7382

Tracks : Status Seeking, God Bless The Child, April Fool, Don't Blame Me

Musicians : Track 1: Eric Dolphy, Booker Little, Mal Waldron, Richard Davis, Ed Blackwell / Track 2: Eric Dolphy / Track 3: Eric Dolphy, Jaki Byard, George Tucker, Roy Haynes / Track 4: Eric Dolphy, Bent Axen, Erik Moseholm, Jorn Elniff

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Eric Dolphy At The Five Spot, Vol. 1, 1969, Prestige PR 7611

Tracks : Fire Waltz, Bee Vamp, The Prophet

Musicians : Eric Dolphy, Booker Little, Mal Waldron, Richard Davis, Ed Blackwell

Originally released in 1961 on New Jazz (8260).

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Far Cry!, Eric Dolphy, 1970, Prestige PR 7747

Tracks : Mrs. Parker Of K.C. Ode To Charlie Parker, Far Cry, Miss Ann, Left Alone, Tenderly, It's Magic

Musicians : Eric Dolphy, Booker Little, Jaki Byard, Ron Carter, Roy Haynes

Originally released on New Jazz (8270) in 1962.

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The Great Concert Of, Eric Dolphy, 1974, Prestige P 34002

Tracks : Fire Waltz, Bee Vamp, The Prophet, Aggression, Like Someone In Love, Number Eight (Lotsa Potsa), Booker's Waltz

Musicians : Booker Little, Eric Dolphy, Mal Waldron, Richard Davis, Ed Blackwell

A 3 LP set of music originally released on Live At the Five Spot Vol 1, Live At the Five Spot Vol 2, and Memorial Album.

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The Africa/Brass Sessions, Vol 2, John Coltrane, 1974, Impulse! 9273

Tracks : Song of the Underground Railroad, Greensleeves, Africa

Musicians : John Coltrane, Booker Little, Freddie Hubbard, Britt Woodman, Eric Dolphy, Pat Patrick, Garvin Bushell, Donald Corrado, Bob Northern, Robert Swisshelm, Julius Watkins, Jim Buffington, Charles Greenlee, Julian Priester, Carl Bowman, Bill Barber, McCoy Tyner, Reggie Workman, Art Davis, Elvin Jones

Previously unreleased takes from sessions in May and June 1961.

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Magic, Eric Dolphy/Ron Carter, 1975, Prestige 24053

A double LP that combines the Ron Carter album Where? with the Eric Dolphy album Far Cry. Booker Little plays on the Far Cry album.

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The Mastery of John Coltrane, Vol. 4: Trane's Modes, John Coltrane, 1979, Impulse! 9361

Tracks : Impressions (Take 1), Miles' Mode, Chasin' Another Trane, Greensleeves (Take 2), Impressions (Take 2), Naima, Africa (First Version), The Damned Don't Cry

Musicians : John Coltrane, Booker Little, Freddie Hubbard, Donald Corrado, Jimmy Buffington, Julius Watkins, Charles Greenlee, Julian Priester, Eric Dolphy, Garvin Bushell, Pat Patrick, McCoy Tyner, Jimmy Garrison, Reggie Workman, Paul Chambers, Elvin Jones

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Conversations, Max Roach, 1981, Milestone 47061

Tracks : LP 1: Speak, Brother, Speak, A Variation / LP 2: You Stepped Out Of A Dream, Filide, It's You Or No One, Jodie's Cha-Cha, Deeds, Not Words, Larry-Larue, Conversation

Musicians : LP 1: Max Roach, Cliff Jordan, Mal Waldron, Eddie Khan / LP 2: Max Roach, Booker Little, George Coleman, Ray Draper, Art Davis

A double LP that combines the albums Speak, Brother Speak! (LP 1) and Deeds, Not Words (LP 2). Booker Little plays on Deeds Not Words.

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Dash One, Eric Dolphy, 1982, Prestige MPP 2517

Tracks : G.W., 245, Bee Vamp, Serene

Musicians : Eric Dolphy, Booker Little, Freddie Hubbard, Jaki Byard, Mal Waldron, George Tucker, Richard Davis, Ron Carter, Ed Blackwell, Roy Haynes

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Candid Dolphy, Eric Dolphy, 1988?, Candid CD 9033

Tracks : Reincarnation Of A Love Bird, Stormy Weather, Tain't Nobody's Bizness If I Do, Body And Soul, African Lady, Quiet, Please, Moods In Free Time, Hazy Hues

Musicians : Eric Dolphy, Lonnie Hillyer, Ted Curson, Roy Eldridge, Booker Little (tracks 5 to 8), Benny Bailey, Jimmy Knepper, Julian Priester, Charles McPherson, Coleman Hawkins, Walter Benton, Nico Bunick, Kenny Dorham, Tommy Flanagan, Mal Waldron, Don Friedman, Charles Mingus, Peck Morrison, Art Davis, Ron Carter, Dannie Richmond, Jo Jones, Max Roach, Robert Whitley, Roger Sanders, Abbey Lincoln A collection of previously released and unreleased tracks.

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The Complete Africa/Brass Sessions, John Coltrane, 1995, Impulse!

Tracks : Greensleeves, Song Of The Underground Railroad, Greensleeves (Alt Take), The Damned Don't Cry, Africa, Blues Minor, Africa (Alt Take), Africa

Musicians : John Coltrane, Booker Little, Freddie Hubbard, Britt Woodman, Eric Dolphy, Pat Patrick, Garvin Bushell, Donald Corrado, Bob Northern, Robert Swisshelm, Julius Watkins, Jim Buffington, Charles Greenlee, Julian Priester, Carl Bowman, Bill Barber, McCoy Tyner, Reggie Workman, Art Davis, Elvin Jones

Collects together all tracks from sessions in May and June 1961. All have been previously released.

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Last updated February 2015