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Booker Little

Alyn Shipton selects the highlights from the recordings of trumpeter Booker Little.

Alyn Shipton is joined by Tom Perchard to select the highlights from the recordings of pioneering trumpeter Booker Little, who died in 1961 aged 23.

Alyn Shipton is joined by Tom Perchard to select the highlights from trumpeter Booker Little's recorded catalogue. Before his death in 1961 aged 23, Little was seen as one of the brightest hopes of jazz in the 1950s, forging a new compositional and playing style that offered a way forward from bebop that was strikingly original.

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