True Blue [RVG Edition]

True Blue [RVG Edition]

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by Tina Brooks
     
 

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Obscure but talented tenor saxophonist Tina Brooks is teamed with the young trumpeter Freddie Hubbard (on one of his earliest sessions), pianist Duke Jordan, bassist Sam Jones, and drummer Art Taylor for a set dominated by Brooks' originals. None of the

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Obscure but talented tenor saxophonist Tina Brooks is teamed with the young trumpeter Freddie Hubbard (on one of his earliest sessions), pianist Duke Jordan, bassist Sam Jones, and drummer Art Taylor for a set dominated by Brooks' originals. None of the themes may be all that memorable ("Nothing Ever Changes My Love for You" comes the closest), but the hard bop solos are consistently excellent. [Some reissues add alternate takes of "True Blue" and "Good Old Soul."]

Product Details

Release Date:
02/15/2005
Label:
Blue Note Records
UPC:
0724386447326
catalogNumber:
64473
Rank:
65448

Tracks

Album Credits

Performance Credits

Tina Brooks   Primary Artist,Tenor Saxophone
Sam Jones   Bass,Double Bass
Duke Jordan   Piano
Art Taylor   Drums
Freddie Hubbard   Trumpet

Technical Credits

Tina Brooks   Composer
Micaela Boland   Art Direction
Michael Cuscuna   Reissue Producer
Rudy Van Gelder   Engineer
Ira Gitler   Liner Notes
Alfred Lion   Producer,Audio Production
Francis Wolff   Cover Photo
M. Fisher   Composer
Bob Blumenthal   Liner Notes
J. Segal   Composer
Reid Miles   Cover Design
Fred Fisher   Composer
Marvin Fisher   Composer
Jack Segal   Composer

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True Blue [RVG Edition] 5 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 1 reviews.
DonnieTheB More than 1 year ago
If you haven't heard this combo you're missing a key piece of the 1950's/1960's jazz puzzle. Tina Brooks did not last long, but gained quite a folowing from his meager recorded output. Also recommended would be "Open Sesame" by Freddie Hubbard. Brooks was not as technically proficient as some sax men and certainly played some inappropriate notes, but he had a fine tone and sense of melody. His improvisations were influenced by his R&B background but were always interesting. Freddie Hubbard meanwhile was much better known and perhaps more musicaly "schooled". The two horns mixed well on these tunes with the unison phrases being very appealing. Duke Jordan's piano work was near perfect here and Sam Jones on bass and Art Taylor on drums provided solid rhythm support. These songs are all quite engaging. I think any bop or cool jazz fan will be happy if they include this in their collection.