Booker Little

There is so much information in Booker Little's sound. His time, his tone, his articulation, his lines, his rhythms, his writing and arranging... It's all there. Out Front and Victory and Sorrow (also known as Booker Little and Friend) are some of my favorite jazz records. A true jazz giant, it's incredibly sad that he passed at the age of 23.

Here is my favorite solo of his: Mrs. Parker of K.C. (Bird's Mother) (click to see transcription) off of Eric Dolphy's 1961 record Far CryTake a look.