Out to Lunch playlist for 11/02/2012

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Artist Title Album Label Link
Booker Little 4 Opening Statement; Minor Sweet; the Grand Valse; Who Can I Turn To?; Bee Tee's Minor Plea; Life's a Little Blue Booker Little Bainbridge
Teddy Charles New Directions Quartet featuring Booker Ervin and Booker Little Scoochie; Cycles; Embraceable You; Blues de Tambour; Take Three Parts Jazz; the Confined Few; Stardust Jazz at the Garden Warwick W2033
Max Roach Ensemble Driva' Man; Freedom Day; All Africa; Tears for Johannesburg We Insist! Freedom Now Suite Candid
Pat Thomas Sometimes I'm Happy Jazz Patterns Strand SLS 1015
Jazz Artists Guild (Max Roach, Jo Jones, Booker Little, Julian Priester, Walter Benton, John "Peck" Morrison) Cliff Walk Newport Rebels Candid BR 5022
Eric Dolphy Ode to Charlie Parker; Bird's Mother (Mrs. Parker of KC) Far Cry! Prestige 7477

Booker Little Memorial pt. 4: Booker Little's recordings from 4/13/60 to 12/21/60. We heard Little's second leader record (4/13 and 4/15/60); the Teddy Charles Jazz in the Garden concert at MoMA (8/25/60); most of Max Roach/Abbey Lincoln's Freedom Now Suite (8/31 and 9/6/60); and a "hidden morsel," one tune from Pat Thomas' fall 1960 record "Jazz Patterns," which featured an uncredited Booker Little solo; a selection from the studio date commemorating the summer 1960 Newport Rebels concert, the selection is a Booker Little composition and features both Max Roach and Jo Jones; we closed with a preview of next week's show, Eric Dolphy's Far Cry! which Dolphy recorded on the same day as Ornette Coleman's Free Jazz.

This show marks the beginning of Booker Little's work as a profound jazz composer, and the genesis of his musical partnership with Eric Dolphy. Tune in next week for more Dolphy, Abbey Lincoln, and Out Front.