b, 1928-1987 US, Martin County, North Carolina
Musician of Jazz
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.