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Tina Brooks – True Blue


True Blue is down home but neither Tina or Freddie are self conscious or put their audience on.  There are some nice little commas and apostrophes in the line.  Tina has gone his own way.  To do this within an already established framework is, in some senses, as much of an accomplishment as forming a completely new style”.

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With a strong, smooth tone and an amazing flow of fresh ideas every time he soloed, tenor saxophonist Tina Brooks should have been a major jazz artist, but his legacy is confined to a series of dates that he did for Blue Note as a sideman and leader. “True Blue” is the only album under his own name to come out in his lifetime. He and Freddie Hubbard had recorded Hubbard’s “Open Sesame” a week earlier. Based on these two albums alone, Brooks should have been recognized as an important new voice in jazz.


1. Good Old Soul
2. Up Tight’s Creek
3. Theme For Doris
1. True Blue
2. Miss Hazel
3. Nothing Ever Changes My Love For You


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Weight 0.550 kg
Dimensions 32.0 × 32.0 × 2.0 cm