Out to Lunch playlist for 11/16/2012

Eric "The Wind" I...
Artist Title Album Label Link
John Coltrane Orchestra Greensleeves [McCoy Tyner arrangement]; Song of the Underground Railroad; Greensleeves [master take]; The Damned Don't Cry; Africa [Eric Dolphy arrangement] Africa/Brass Sessions [5/23/61]
John Coltrane Orchestra Africa [take 1]; Africa [take 2[; Blues Minor Africa/Brass Sessions [6/7/61]
Eric Dolphy, Booker Little, Mal Waldron, Richard Davis, Ed Blackwell Status Seeking; Aggression; Like Someone in Love; Fire Waltz; Bee Vamp [take 1[ Eric Dolphy/Booker Little Quintet Live at the Five Spot, 7/16/61

Booker Little Memorial pt.6
This program traced Booker Little's recordings from May to July 1961. Little recorded with the John Coltrane Quartet + Orchestra at Englewood Cliffs NJ for Africa/Brass. During these sessions Coltrane asked Little to join his group; Little in failing health turned Coltrane down. The second half of the show featured the first half of the legendary Dolphy Quintet concert at the Five Spot. This quintet held a two-week residency at the Five Spot, and July 16th is the only date recorded. Tune in next week for the completion of this concert followed by Booker Little's last record as a leader (Booker Little and Friend/Victory and Sorrow) and after that, his last record (Percussion, Bitter Sweet with Max Roach).