TINA BROOKS

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American jazz saxophonist player.

Born : June 07, 1932 in Fayetteville, North Carolina. Died : August 13, 1974 in New York City, New York.

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Harold Floyd "Tina "Brooks and his twin brother Harry were born to David and Cornelia Brooks in Fayetteville, North Carolina, on June 7, 1932. They were the youngest of eight children.

This close-knit family migrated en masse to the Bronx in New York City in 1944, when Harold was 12 years old. He was already being called Tina (pronounced Teena), a grade school nickname that came from his tiny or teensy size. Around this time, he started playing the C Melody saxophone. In addition to school instruction, he took private lessons with his older brother David Brooks Jr., whose nickname is Bubba. Tina moved from C Melody to alto and finally settled on the tenor as his instrument.

Meanwhile, Bubba was becoming established as an R&B tenor saxophonist. In 1950,
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TINA BROOKS True Blue album cover 4.25 | 4 ratings
True Blue
Hard Bop 1960
TINA BROOKS Minor Move album cover 3.33 | 3 ratings
Minor Move
Hard Bop 1980
TINA BROOKS Back to the Tracks album cover 4.38 | 4 ratings
Back to the Tracks
Hard Bop 1990
TINA BROOKS The Waiting Game album cover 4.17 | 3 ratings
The Waiting Game
Hard Bop 1999

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TINA BROOKS The Complete Blue Note Recordings Of The Tina Brooks Quintets album cover 4.50 | 1 ratings
The Complete Blue Note Recordings Of The Tina Brooks Quintets
Hard Bop 1985
TINA BROOKS The Complete Recordings (Master Takes) album cover 0.00 | 0 ratings
The Complete Recordings (Master Takes)
Hard Bop 2015

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TINA BROOKS True Blue

Album · 1960 · Hard Bop
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The only album of Tina Brooks to be released during his lifetime. All of his other albums were released posthumous.

This album is very strong, containing 5 originals and 1 standard. The rhythmsection containing Sam Jones, Art Taylor and Duke Jordan is extremely tight and adventurous. Of course the stars of this album are Tina Brooks and Freddie Hubbard. Their interplay is infectious and both of the gentlemen are very hot here.

This album is a musthave hardbopper and I can recommend it to anyone. Also any Hubbard-enthiousiast should at least try this one out.

Extra points go to Duke Jordan, who in my opinion is very underrated (like fellow-bop-pianist Kenny Drew)

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