Reference: ST 2006
Bar code: 8427328449069
01. Opening Statement (Booker Little) 6:42
02. Minor Sweet (Booker Little) 5:38
03. Bee Tee's Minor Plea (Booker Little) 5:40
04. Life's a Little Blue (Booker Little) 6:53
05. The Grand Valse (Booker Little) 4:57
06. Who Can I Turn To? (Wilder-Engvick) 5:25
Total time: 36:00 min. approx
These recordings were originally issued
on LP by Time Records as S/2011 (stereo)
Booker Little (trumpet), Tommy Flanagan (piano), Wynton Kelly (piano only on #3 & 5), Scott La Faro (bass), and Roy Haynes (drums).
Recorded in New York City, April 13 & 15, 1960
Recording engineers: Al Weintraub & Bill MacMeekin
Mastering engineer: Hal Diepold
Original liner notes: Nat Hentoff
Album design: Murray Stein
Original sessions supervised by Bob Shad
Produced by Irving Joseph
This CD release produced by Jordi Pujol
"Trumpeter Booker Little's second session as a leader (there would only be four) is a quartet outing (with either Wynton Kelly or Tommy Flanagan on piano, bassist Scott LaFaro and drummer Roy Haynes) that puts the emphasis on relaxed tempoes. Little's immediately recognizable melancholy sound and lyrical style are heard in top form on "Who Can I Turn To" and five of his originals, some of which deserve to be revived. His jazz waltz "The Grand Valse" (inspired by Sonny Rollins' "Valse Hot") is a highpoint of this set which has been finally reissued on CD."
Scott Yanow -All Music Guide
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