[JPL] Tina Brooks

Nou Dadoun nou.dadoun at gmail.com
Fri Jun 1 19:05:57 EDT 2012


A restored print was just released:
http://www.nybooks.com/blogs/nyrblog/2012/may/05/talking-smack-about-junk-shirley-clarke-connection/


On Fri, Jun 1, 2012 at 1:49 PM, Larry Appelbaum <jumpmonk at hotmail.com>wrote:

>
>
> it's been out on DVD for years. Not the greatest film transfer, and quite
> possibly unauthorized by the Clark Estate, but it's all we had for a long
> time unless you had a print or a vhs copy.
>
> > Date: Fri, 1 Jun 2012 13:37:18 -0700
> > Subject: Re: [JPL] Tina Brooks
> > From: nou.dadoun at gmail.com
> > To: jazzproglist at jazzweek.com
> >
> >
> > He really lived the Connection lifestyle; worth noting that the Shirley
> > Clark film of The Connection with Jackie McLean and Freddie Redd has just
> > (finally) been issued on DVD:
> > http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/The_Connection_%281961_film%29
> >
> > (I have it on order!)
> >
> > .. N
> >
> >
> > On Fri, Jun 1, 2012 at 1:03 PM, Tom Mallison
> > <tomthejazzman at embarqmail.com>wrote:
> >
> > >
> > > Here is more on Tine I found on line.
> > >
> > > Brooks is best known for his work forBlue Note Records <
> > > http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/**Blue_Note_Records<
> http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Blue_Note_Records>>between
> > > 1958 and 1961, recording primarily as a sideman withKenny Burrell <
> > > http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/**Kenny_Burrell<
> http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Kenny_Burrell>>,Freddie
> > > Hubbard <http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/**Freddie_Hubbard<
> http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Freddie_Hubbard>>,Jackie
> > > McLean <http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/**Jackie_McLean<
> http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Jackie_McLean>>,Freddie
> > > Redd <http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/**Freddie_Redd<
> http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Freddie_Redd>>,
> > > andJimmy Smith <
> http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/**Jimmy_Smith_%28musician%29<
> http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Jimmy_Smith_%28musician%29>>.
> > > Around the same period, Brooks was McLean's understudy in/The
> Connection <
> > > http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/**The_Connection_%281959_play%29<
> http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/The_Connection_%281959_play%29>
> > > **>/, a play byJack Gelber <http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/**Jack_Gelber
> <http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Jack_Gelber>>with
> > > music by Redd, and performed on an album of music from the play on the
> > > Felsted Label.
> > >
> > > Brooks recorded five sessions of his own for Blue Note (including one
> > > jointly with McLean). The first session was recorded on 16 March 1958
> at
> > > theVan Gelder Studio <http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/**Van_Gelder_Studio
> <http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Van_Gelder_Studio>
> > > >**inHackensack, New Jersey <http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/**
> > > Hackensack,_New_Jersey<
> http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Hackensack,_New_Jersey>>,
> > > and featured promising young trumpeterLee Morgan <
> > > http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/**Lee_Morgan<
> http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Lee_Morgan>>alongside
> > > seasoned professionals such asSonny Clark <
> http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/**
> > > Sonny_Clark <http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Sonny_Clark>>,Doug Watkins <
> > > http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/**Doug_Watkins<
> http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Doug_Watkins>>andArt
> > > Blakey <http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/**Art_Blakey<
> http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Art_Blakey>>.
> > > Despite the calibre of the players and the quality of the output,/Minor
> > > Move <http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/**Minor_Move<
> http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Minor_Move>>/was
> > > not released for more than two decades, long after Brooks had died.
> This
> > > started an unfortunate trend, as three of his four other sessions
> (/Street
> > > Singer <http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/**Street_Singer<
> http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Street_Singer>>/,/Back
> > > to the Tracks <http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/**Back_to_the_Tracks<
> http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Back_to_the_Tracks>>/and/The
> > > Waiting Game <http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/**The_Waiting_Game<
> http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/The_Waiting_Game>>/)
> > > did not appear during his lifetime. The exception was/True Blue <
> > > http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/**True_Blue_%28Tina_Brooks_**Album%29<
> http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/True_Blue_%28Tina_Brooks_Album%29>>/,
> > > a session recorded on 25 June 1960 withFreddie Hubbard <
> > > http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/**Freddie_Hubbard<
> http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Freddie_Hubbard>>,Duke
> > > Jordan <http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/**Duke_Jordan<
> http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Duke_Jordan>>,Sam
> > > Jones <http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/**Sam_Jones<
> http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Sam_Jones>>andArt
> > > Taylor <http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/**Art_Taylor<
> http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Art_Taylor>>.
> > > The release of/True Blue/coincided with the release of Hubbard's Blue
> Note
> > > debut album,/Open Sesame <http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/**
> > > Open_Sesame_%28Freddie_**Hubbard_album%29<
> http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Open_Sesame_%28Freddie_Hubbard_album%29
> >>/(also
> > > featuring Brooks), and was not actively promoted.^[3] <
> > > http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/**Tina_Brooks#cite_note-2<
> http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Tina_Brooks#cite_note-2>
> > > >
> > >
> > > Brooks did not record after 1961. Plagued by heroin dependency, and
> > > gradually deteriorating health, he died of liver failure aged just 42.
> > >
> > >
> > >   [edi
> > >   <http://en.wikipedia.org/w/**index.php?title=Tina_Brooks&**
> > > action=edit&section=3<
> http://en.wikipedia.org/w/index.php?title=Tina_Brooks&action=edit&section=3
> >
> > > >
> > >
> > >
> > >
> > >
> > >
> > > 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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