Little Booker, 1938-1961

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Booker Little (b. April 2, 1938, Memphis, TN–d. October 5, 1961, New York, NY) was an American jazz trumpeter and composer. He appeared on a number of recordings, both as side-man and as leader. Little was closely associated with Max Roach, but also performed with John Coltrane and Eric Dolphy and was strongly influenced by Sonny Rollins and Clifford Brown. He died at age 23.
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creatorOf Little, Booker, 1938-1961. Moods in free time [Multimédia multisupport]. Bibliothèque nationale de France, BnF
creatorOf Little, Booker, 1938-1961. Lead sheets : unpublished copyright deposits, 1958-1962 / Booker Little. Library of Congress
creatorOf Little, Booker, 1938-1961. Quiet please [Multimédia multisupport]. Bibliothèque nationale de France, BnF
creatorOf Little, Booker, 1938-1961. Hazy hues [Multimédia multisupport]. Bibliothèque nationale de France, BnF
creatorOf Little, Booker, 1938-1961. Quiet please. Bibliothèque nationale de France, BnF
creatorOf Gryce, Gigi. Lead sheets : unpublished copyright deposits, 1961 / [compiled by Gigi Gryce]. Library of Congress
creatorOf Little, Booker, 1938-1961. Hazy hues. Bibliothèque nationale de France, BnF
creatorOf Little, Booker, 1938-1961. Moods in free time. Bibliothèque nationale de France, BnF
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alumnusOrAlumnaOf Chicago Conservatory of Music corporateBody
associatedWith Dolphy, Eric person
associatedWith Roach, Max, 1924-2007 person
associatedWith Rollins, Sonny person
Place Name Admin Code Country
New York City NY US
Memphis TN US
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Music--Manuscripts--Facsimiles
Jazz--1961-1970--Lead sheets
Jazz
Jazz--1951-1960--Lead sheets
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Jazz musicians
Trumpet players
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Birth 1938-04-02

Death 1961-10-05

Americans

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