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Booker Little, Jr (born on April 2, 1938 in Memphis, Tennessee-died October 5, 1961 in New York City, New York) was an American jazz trumpeter and composer.
Despite having one of the shortest careers in jazz history, Little nevertheless made a noteworthy contribution to the music. Stylistically Little belongs to the lineage of Clifford Brown, featuring crisp articulation, a burnished tone and balanced phrasing.
He trained…

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  • Now everything is fucking avant-garde
  • avant-garde? lolze cool music, like it allot
  • <3
  • 23! 23?!? I could barely dress myself and maintain some semblance of continence at 23. I just scrobbled “If I should lose you”: Genius. The emotional complexities and the melancholic dissonances dropped my jaw from the first time I heard it. I need to go home and dig it out right now.
  • Forgotten genius.
  • He could have been one of the greatest! His performances at the Five Spot with Eric Dolphy are essential to me!!
  • There are too few Shouts for such a great trumpet player and composer.
  • So many great trumpeters died in their prime! Boker Little, Clifford Brown, Bix Beiderbecke... One of the greatest, by any standards.
  • A great trumpeter and composer, definetly one of the best of his category. 'Aggression' on Eric Dolphy's 'At the Five Spot Vol.2' is a magnificant piece.
  • Mad respect to all the B.L. fas out there! He may be the best ever.

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