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Booker Little, Larry Coryell

04/02/12 9:00PM By George Thomas

We celebrate the birthdays of: the composer, arranger & trumpeter Booker Little, who died young but left some distinctive early 1960's jazz classics; and guitarist Larry Coryell, bandleader and composer who was in Gary Burton's band for years.



Down By The Riverside
Artist Name: Charlie Haden & Hank Jones
Composer: Trad.
Soloists: Charlie Haden-Bass ; Hank Jones-Piano
CD/Album: Come Sunday
Record co./Cat #: EmArcy B0016390-02
Release Year: 2012
Note: New


Blossoms In Spring
Artist Name: Dan Skea Quartet
Composer: John Rivers, Juliet McVicker
Soloists: Dan Skea-Piano ; Chris Peterman-Soprano Sax ; John Rivers-Bass ; Geza Carr-Drums
CD/Album: But That Ain't This
Record co./Cat #: Kenya Sands Music 10502
Release Year: 2006


All Or Nothing At All
Artist Name: Marianne Solivan
Composer: Artur Altman, Jack Lawrence,
Soloists: Marianne Solivan-Vocals ; Christian McBride-Bass
CD/Album: Prisoner Of Love
Record co./Cat #: Hipnotic Records 10007
Release Year: 2012
Note: New


Strollin' Down Bourbon Street
Artist Name: Pete Zimmer
Composer: George Garzone
Soloists: Pete Zimmer-Drums ; George Garzone-Tenor Sax ; Peter Bernstein-Guitar ; Peter Slavov-Bass
CD/Album: Prime Of Life
Record co./Cat #: Tippin' Records 1108
Release Year: 2012
Note: New


My Blue Heaven
Artist Name: Ehud Asherie with Harry Allen
Composer: Walter Donaldson
Soloists: Ehud Asherie-Piano ; Harry Allen-Tenor Sax
CD/Album: Upper West Side
Record co./Cat #: Positone 8092
Release Year: 2012
Note: New


Battle Hymn Of The Republican
Artist Name: Gerry Mulligan & Paul Desmond Quartet
Composer: Paul Desmond
Soloists: Gerry Mulligan-Baritone Sax ; Paul Desmond-Alto Sax ; Joe Benjamin-Bass ; Dave Bailey-Drums
CD/Album: Gerry Mulligan & Paul Desmond Quartet
Record co./Cat #: Verve 314 519 850-2
Release Year: 1957
Note: Listener Request


Give Me The Simple Life
Artist Name: Gerry Mulligan
Composer: R. Bloom, H. Ruby
Soloists: Annie Ross-Vocals ; Gerry Mulligan-Baritone Sax ; Art Farmer-Trumpet
CD/Album: Mosaic Select: Gerry Mulligan
Record co./Cat #: Mosaic Select 021
Release Year: 1958


Let's Get Lost
Artist Name: Chet Baker
Composer: Frank Loesser, Jimmy McHugh
Soloists: Chet Baker-Trumpet & Vocals ; Russ Freeman-Piano
CD/Album: Deep In A Dream
Record co./Cat #: Pacific Jazz 35937 2
Release Year: 1955


All Through The Night
Artist Name: Meredith d'Ambrosio
Composer: Arthur Schwartz, Johnny Mercer
Soloists: Meredith d'Ambrosio-Vocals, Piano
CD/Album: By Myself
Record co./Cat #: Sunnyside 1285
Release Year: 2011
Note: New


I Often Thought You'd Never Leave Me
Artist Name: Gerry Beaudoin
Composer: Gerry Beaudoin
Soloists: Gerry Beaudoin-Guitar
CD/Album: The Return
Record co./Cat #: Francesca Records 1001
Release Year: 2011
Note: New


Doggin' Around
Artist Name: Big Joe Burrell
Composer: E. Battle, H. Evans, B. Anderson
Soloists: Big Joe Burrell-Tenor Sax ; James Harvey-Piano ; John Rivers-Bass ; Gabe Jarrett-Drums
CD/Album: I'm A Lucky So And So...
Record co./Cat #: BJB 103
Release Year: 2005


Blues Hot Spot
Artist Name: Thelonious Monk
Composer: Thelonious Monk
Soloists: Thelonious Monk-Piano ; Frankie Dunlap-Drums
CD/Album: Monk's Dream
Record co./Cat #: Columbia/Legacy 63536
Release Year: 1962


Spring Can Really Hang You Up The Most
Artist Name: Karrin Allyson
Composer: T. Wolf, Fran Landesman
Soloists: Karrin Allyson-Vocals, Piano ; Matt Wilson-Drums
CD/Album: 'Round Midnight
Record co./Cat #: Concord Jazz 32662-02
Release Year: 2011
Note: New


Valse Hot
Artist Name: Sonny Rollins
Composer: Sonny Rollins
Soloists: Sonny Rollins-Tenor Sax ; Clifford Brown-Trumpet ; Max Roach-Drums
CD/Album: The Complete Prestige Recordings
Record co./Cat #: Prestige 7-4407-2
Release Year: 1956


Joy Spring
Artist Name: Larry Coryell
Composer: Clifford Brown
Soloists: Larry Coryell-Guitar ; Stanley Cowell-Piano ; Billy Hart-Drums
CD/Album: Equipoise
Record co./Cat #: Muse 5319
Release Year: 1986
Note: Birthday: Larry Coryell 4.2.1943


Cliff Walk
Artist Name: Booker Little, Julian Priester, Max Roach
Composer: Booker Little
Soloists: Booker Little-Trumpet ; Julian Priester-Trombone ; Jo Jones-Drums ; Max Roach-Drums
CD/Album: Newport Rebels
Record co./Cat #: Candid 79022
Release Year: 1960
Note: Birthday: Booker Little 4.2.1938


When Malindy Sings
Artist Name: Abbey Lincoln
Composer: Oscar Brown, Paul Laurence Dunbar
Soloists: Abbey Lincoln-Vocals ; Booker Little-Trumpet ; Eric Dolphy-Alto Sax ; Max Roach-Drums
CD/Album: Straight Ahead
Record co./Cat #: Candid 79015
Release Year: 1961
Note: Birthday: Booker Little 4.2.1938


Cool Train
Artist Name: Gary Burton
Composer: Christian Jacob
Soloists: Gary Burton-Vibes
CD/Album: Whiz Kids
Record co./Cat #: ECM 1329
Release Year: 1987


Good Citizen Swallow
Artist Name: Larry Coryell
Composer: Larry Coryell
Soloists: Larry Coryell-Guitar
CD/Album: Prime Picks
Record co./Cat #: HighNote 7211
Release Year: 2010
Note: Birthday: Larry Coryell 4.2.1943


Sweet And Lovely
Artist Name: Booker Little
Composer: Arnheim, Tobias
Soloists: Booker Little-Trumpet
CD/Album: Booker Little 4 & Max Roach
Record co./Cat #: Blue Note Records 7 84457-2
Release Year: 1958
Note: Birthday: Booker Little 4.2.1938
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