Tina Brooks - True Blue (Rare Jazz US 1960)

Minggu, 21 Oktober 2012

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True Blue is an album by hard-bop tenor Tina Brooks recorded on June 25, 1960, and released on the Blue Note label. It was Brooks only date as leader to be released during his lifetime, and features performances by Brooks, Freddie Hubbard, Duke Jordan, Sam Jones and Art Taylor.

Although a four-LP Mosaic box set purportedly includes every recording led by the obscure but talented tenor saxophonist Tina Brooks, this 1994 CD has previously unreleased alternate takes of "True Blue" and "Good Old Soul" that Mosaic overlooked. 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. 

01."Good Old Soul" - 8:07
02."Up Tight's Creek" - 5:17
03."Theme for Doris" - 5:53
04."True Blue" - 4:57
05."Miss Hazel" - 5:32
06."Nothing Ever Changes My Love for You" (Fisher, Segal) - 7:53

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