A rare foray by the label into the jazz, this is a 1975 Island re-issue of Booker Little’s eponymous 1960, long out-of-print second album as bandleader. Modal hard bop influenced, it features biggies Tommy Flanagan, Wynton Kelly, Scott LaFaro and Roy Haynes and compares favourably with Miles’ quintet albums from around the same period. Little died of the blood disease uraemia shortly after this album was recorded. He was only 23.
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