[JPL] Tina Brooks

Tom Mallison tomthejazzman at embarqmail.com
Fri Jun 1 15:58:07 EDT 2012


He had a very short recording career. Don't know of other labels.  
Thanks for your post.

On 6/1/2012 3:49 PM, Nou Dadoun wrote:
> There's a great Mosaic box of his complete Blue Note recordings mainly his
> own True Blue and Back to the Tracks along with some sessions with Jackie
> McLean - his recordings as a leader were impossible to find til the Mosaic
> box came out then Blue Note reissued them, highly recommended; did he
> record for anybody else? ... N
>
> On Fri, Jun 1, 2012 at 12:41 PM, Tom Mallison
> <tomthejazzman at embarqmail.com>wrote:
>
>> Thought many of you might not be familiar with Tina Brooks or even thought
>> it was a female.
>>
>> Harold Floyd Brooks was born in Fayetteville, North Carolina, and was the
>> brother of David "Bubba" Brooks. The nickname *"Tina"*, pronounced Teena,
>> was a variation of *"Teeny"*, a childhood moniker. His favorite tune was
>> "My Devotion".  Initially, he studied the C-melody saxophone, which he
>> began playing the shortly after he moved to New York with his family in
>> 1944. Brooks' first professional work came in 1951 with rhythm and blues
>> pianist Sonny Thompson, and, in 1955, Brooks played with vibraphonist
>> Lionel Hampton.  Brooks also received less formal guidance from trumpeter
>> and composer "Little" Benny Harris, who led the saxophonist to his first
>> recording as a leader. Harris, in fact, was the one who recommended him to
>> legendary producer Alfred Lion in 1958 which led to Blue Note Sessions.
>>
>> ALOHA
>> Tom
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