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).