Booker Little - Booker Little And Friend (2006)

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Title: Booker Little And Friend
Year Of Release: 2006
Label: Bethlehem Records [TOCJ-6353]
Genre: Jazz, Post Bop
Quality: FLAC (image + .cue,log,scans) | MP3/320 kbps
Total Time: 58:33
Total Size: 390 MB(+3%) | 138 MB(+3%)


01 - Victory And Sorrow
02 - Forward Flight
03 - Molotone Music
04 - If I Should Lose You
05 - Calling Softly
06 - Booker's Blues
07 - Matilde
08 - Matilde (alt. take 4)
09 - Booker Little - Matilde (alt. take 7)
Booker Little - Booker Little And Friend (2006)

personnel :

Booker Little - trumpet
Julian Priester - trombone (tracks 1-3 & 5-9)
George Coleman - tenor saxophone (tracks 1-3 & 5-9)
Don Friedman - piano
Reggie Workman - bass
Pete LaRoca - drums

A CD reissue of trumpeter Booker Little's Victory and Sorrow album for Bethlehem, this release adds two previously unheard alternate takes of "Matilde" to the original program. Little's final recording before he died of uremia at the age of 23, the sextet session also features fine playing by trombonist Julian Priester, tenor saxophonist George Coleman, pianist Don Friedman, bassist Reggie Workman, and drummer Pete LaRoca. However, Booker Little is generally the top soloist on the harmonically advanced hard bop date and he is in peak form throughout although he would pass away on October 5 of that year. Of his six originals, "Molotone Music" and "Victory and Sorrow" are most memorable even if Little's beautiful playing on a quartet version of the date's one standard, "If I Should Lose You," is actually the highpoint.~Scott Yanow