Wilbur Little

born on 5/3/1928 in Parmele, NC, United States

died on 4/5/1987 in Amsterdam, Noord-Holland, Netherlands

Wilbur Little

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Wilbur Little (1928 in Parmele, North Carolina – 1987 in Amsterdam) was an African-American jazz bassist known for Hard bop and Post-bop.

Little originally played piano, but switched to bass after serving in the military. In 1949 he moved to Washington, DC, where he worked with "Sir" Charles Thompson among others. After that he was in J. J. Johnson's quintet from 1955 to 1958 and was also the bassist for the Tommy Flanagan Trio. He moved to the Netherlands in 1977 and lived there for the rest of his life.


As sideman

With Tommy Flanagan

  • Overseas (Prestige, 1957)

With Freddie Hubbard

  • Jam Gems: Live at the Left Bank (Label M, 1965)

With Elvin Jones

  • Live at the Village Vanguard (Enja, 1968)
  • Poly-Currents (Blue Note, 1969)
  • The Prime Element (Blue Note, 1969)
  • Coalition (Blue Note, 1970)

With J. J. Johnson

  • J Is for Jazz (Columbia, 1956)
  • Dial J. J. 5 (Columbia, 1957)
  • J. J. in Person! (Columbia, 1958)

With Duke Jordan

  • Live in Japan (SteepleChase, 1976 [1977])
  • Flight to Japan (SteepleChase, 1976 [1978])
  • Tivoli One (SteepleChase, 1978, [1984])
  • Tivoli Two (SteepleChase, 1978, [1984])
  • Wait and See (SteepleChase, 1978 [1994])

With Lee Konitz

  • Oleo (Sonet, 1975)

With Junior Mance

  • Live at the Top (Atlantic, 1968)

With Archie Shepp

  • Little Red Moon (Soul Note, 1985)

With Randy Weston

  • Live at the Five Spot (United Artists, 1959)

External links

  • Biography at Allmusic

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