Tina Brooks Catalog

1951 (age 19)

Sonny Thompson - Jumping With The Rhumba / Gone Again Blues  (King 4446)

Henry Glover, Lee Z. Harper (trumpet) Tina Brooks (tenor sax) Walter Hiles (baritone sax) Sonny Thompson (piano) William Shingler (guitar) Zain El Hussaini (bass) Bill English (drums) Jesse Edwards (vocals)
Cincinnati, OH, January 3, 1951
K9000Jumping With The Rhumba

Sonny Thompson - Moody Blues  (King LP 568)

Henry Glover, Lee Z. Harper (trumpet) Tina Brooks (tenor sax) Walter Hiles (baritone sax) Sonny Thompson (piano) William Shingler (guitar) Zain El Hussaini (bass) Bill English (drums) Jesse Edwards (vocals): same session
Cincinnati, OH, January 3, 1951
K9001Gone Again Blues

Sonny Thompson - Uncle Sam Blues / Smoke Stack Blues  (King 4431)

Henry Glover, Lee Z. Harper (trumpet) Tina Brooks (tenor sax) Walter Hiles (baritone sax) Sonny Thompson (piano) William Shingler (guitar) Zain El Hussaini (bass) Bill English (drums) Jesse Edwards (vocals): same session
Cincinnati, OH, January 3, 1951
K9002Uncle Sam Blues

Sonny Thompson - Mellow Blues  (King LP 655)

Henry Glover, Lee Z. Harper (trumpet) Tina Brooks (tenor sax) Walter Hiles (baritone sax) Sonny Thompson (piano) William Shingler (guitar) Zain El Hussaini (bass) Bill English (drums) Jesse Edwards (vocals): same session
Cincinnati, OH, January 3, 1951
K9003Smoke Stack Blues

1958 (age 26)

Jimmy Smith - Confirmation  (Blue Note LT-992)

Lee Morgan (trumpet) Lou Donaldson (alto sax) Tina Brooks (tenor sax) Jimmy Smith (organ) Kenny Burrell (guitar) Art Blakey (drums)
Manhattan Towers, NYC, February 25, 1958
tk.12Confirmation

Jimmy Smith - House Party  (Blue Note BLP 4002)

Lee Morgan (trumpet) Lou Donaldson (alto sax) Tina Brooks (tenor sax) Jimmy Smith (organ) Kenny Burrell (guitar) Art Blakey (drums): same session
Manhattan Towers, NYC, February 25, 1958
tk.13Au Privave
** also issued on Blue Note BST 84002.

Jimmy Smith - The Sermon!  (Blue Note BLP 4011)

Lee Morgan (trumpet) Lou Donaldson (alto sax) Tina Brooks (tenor sax) Jimmy Smith (organ) Kenny Burrell (guitar) Art Blakey (drums): same session
Manhattan Towers, NYC, February 25, 1958
tk.15The Sermon
** also issued on Blue Note BST 84011.

Various Artists - Blue Trails: The Rare Tracks  (Blue Note (J) TOCJ-1601)

Lee Morgan (trumpet) Tina Brooks (tenor sax) Sonny Clark (piano) Doug Watkins (bass) Art Blakey (drums)
Rudy Van Gelder Studio, Hackensack, NJ, March 16, 1958
tk.3Minor Move (alternate take)

Tina Brooks - Minor Move  (Blue Note (J) GXF-3072)

Lee Morgan (trumpet) Tina Brooks (tenor sax) Sonny Clark (piano) Doug Watkins (bass) Art Blakey (drums): same session
Rudy Van Gelder Studio, Hackensack, NJ, March 16, 1958
tk.7The Way You Look Tonight
tk.9Nutville
tk.10Star Eyes
tk.11Everything Happens To Me
tk.15Minor Move
** also issued on Blue Note (J) GXK-8162, (J) BRP-8043.
** part of Mosaic MR4-106.

Jimmy Smith - Cool Blues  (Blue Note LT-1054)

Lou Donaldson (alto sax) Tina Brooks (tenor sax) Jimmy Smith (organ) Eddie McFadden (guitar) Donald Bailey (drums)
"Smalls Paradise", Harlem, NY, 1st set, April 7, 1958
tk.5Cool Blues
Lou Donaldson (alto sax) Tina Brooks (tenor sax) Jimmy Smith (organ) Eddie McFadden (guitar) Art Blakey (drums)
"Smalls Paradise", Harlem, NY, 3rd set, April 7, 1958
tk.11A Night In Tunisia
tk.12Dark Eyes
tk.13Groovin' At Small's
** also issued on Blue Note CDP 7 84441 2.

Kenny Burrell - Swingin'  (Blue Note (J) GXF-3070)

Louis Smith (trumpet) Tina Brooks, Junior Cook (tenor sax) Duke Jordan (piano) Kenny Burrell (guitar) Sam Jones (bass) Art Blakey (drums)
Manhattan Towers, NYC, May 14, 1958
tk.1I Never Knew
Tina Brooks (tenor sax) Bobby Timmons (piano) Kenny Burrell (guitar) Ben Tucker (bass) Art Blakey (drums)
"Five Spot Cafe", NYC, 2nd set, August 25, 1959
tk.8Swingin'
** also issued on Blue Note (J) GXK-8155.

Kenny Burrell - Blue Lights, Vol. 1  (Blue Note BLP 1596)

Louis Smith (trumpet) Tina Brooks, Junior Cook (tenor sax) Duke Jordan (piano) Kenny Burrell (guitar) Sam Jones (bass) Art Blakey (drums)
Manhattan Towers, NYC, May 14, 1958
tk.2Scotch Blues
tk.8Yes Baby
Louis Smith (trumpet) Tina Brooks, Junior Cook (tenor sax) Bobby Timmons (piano) Kenny Burrell (guitar) Sam Jones (bass) Art Blakey (drums)
tk.14Caravan
** also issued on Blue Note BST 81596.

Kenny Burrell - Blue Lights, Vol. 2  (Blue Note BLP 1597)

Louis Smith (trumpet) Tina Brooks, Junior Cook (tenor sax) Bobby Timmons (piano) Kenny Burrell (guitar) Sam Jones (bass) Art Blakey (drums): same session
Manhattan Towers, NYC, May 14, 1958
tk.10Chuckin'
tk.12Rock Salt
** also issued on Blue Note BST 81597.

1959

Kenny Burrell - On View At The Five Spot Cafe  (Blue Note BLP 4021)

Tina Brooks (tenor sax) Bobby Timmons (piano) Kenny Burrell (guitar) Ben Tucker (bass) Art Blakey (drums)
"Five Spot Cafe", NYC, 2nd set, August 25, 1959
tk.10Birks' Works
tk.11Oh, Lady Be Good
** also issued on Blue Note BST 84021.

1960

Howard McGhee - Music From "The Connection"  (Felsted (E) FL 7512)

Howard McGhee (trumpet) Tina Brooks (tenor sax) Freddie Redd (piano) Milt Hinton (bass) Osie Johnson (drums)
NYC, June 13, 1960
Who Killed Cock Robin
Wigglin'
Music Forever
Time To Smile
Theme For Sister Salvation
Jim Dunn's Dilemma
O.D. (aka Overdose)

Freddie Hubbard - Open Sesame  (Blue Note BLP 4040)

Freddie Hubbard (trumpet) Tina Brooks (tenor sax) McCoy Tyner (piano) Sam Jones (bass) Clifford Jarvis (drums)
Rudy Van Gelder Studio, Englewood Cliffs, NJ, June 19, 1960
tk.3Hub's Nub
tk.6Gypsy Blue
tk.9Open Sesame
tk.11One Mint Julep
tk.17But Beautiful
tk.22All Or Nothing At All
** also issued on Blue Note BST 84040, CDP 7 84040 2.

Freddie Hubbard - Open Sesame  (Blue Note CDP 7 84040 2)

Freddie Hubbard (trumpet) Tina Brooks (tenor sax) McCoy Tyner (piano) Sam Jones (bass) Clifford Jarvis (drums): same session
Rudy Van Gelder Studio, Englewood Cliffs, NJ, June 19, 1960
tk.5Gypsy Blue (alternate take)
tk.8Open Sesame (alternate take)
** reissue of Blue Note BLP 4040 + 2 bonus tracks.

Tina Brooks - True Blue  (Blue Note BLP 4041)

Freddie Hubbard (trumpet) Tina Brooks (tenor sax) Duke Jordan (piano) Sam Jones (bass) Art Taylor (drums)
Rudy Van Gelder Studio, Englewood Cliffs, NJ, June 25, 1960
tk.5Miss Hazel
tk.7Good Old Soul
tk.8Nothing Ever Changes My Love For You
tk.14True Blue
tk.18Up Tight's Greek
tk.22Theme For Doris
** also issued on Blue Note B1-28975, 7243 8 28975 2.
** part of Mosaic MR4-106.

Tina Brooks - True Blue  (Blue Note 7243 8 28975 2)

Freddie Hubbard (trumpet) Tina Brooks (tenor sax) Duke Jordan (piano) Sam Jones (bass) Art Taylor (drums): same session
Rudy Van Gelder Studio, Englewood Cliffs, NJ, June 25, 1960
Good Old Soul (alternate take)
True Blue (alternate take)
** reissue of Blue Note BLP 4041 + 2 bonus tracks.

Freddie Redd - Shades Of Redd  (Blue Note BLP 4045)

Jackie McLean (alto sax) Tina Brooks (tenor sax) Freddie Redd (piano) Paul Chambers (bass) Louis Hayes (drums)
Rudy Van Gelder Studio, Englewood Cliffs, NJ, August 13, 1960
tk.1Thespian
tk.4Blues-Blues-Blues
tk.5Shadows
tk.6Swift
tk.9Ole!
tk.11Just A Ballad For My Baby
tk.16Melanie
** also issued on Blue Note BST 84045, 7243 8 21738 2.
** part of Mosaic MR3-124, MD2-124.

The Complete Blue Note Recordings Of Freddie Redd  (Mosaic MR3-124)

Jackie McLean (alto sax) Tina Brooks (tenor sax) Freddie Redd (piano) Paul Chambers (bass) Louis Hayes (drums): same session
Rudy Van Gelder Studio, Englewood Cliffs, NJ, August 13, 1960
tk.7Ole! (alternate take)
tk.17Melanie (alternate take)
Benny Bailey (trumpet) Jackie McLean (alto sax) Tina Brooks (tenor sax) Freddie Redd (piano) Paul Chambers (bass) Sir John Godfrey (drums)
Rudy Van Gelder Studio, Englewood Cliffs, NJ, January 17, 1961
tk.2Love Lost
tk.6Somewhere
tk.7Old Spice
tk.11Blues For Betsy
tk.18Now
tk.20Cute Doot
** also issued on Mosaic MD2-124.
** same contents as Blue Note BLP 4027 + BLP 4045 + 8 bonus tracks.

Jackie McLean/Tina Brooks - Street Singer  (Blue Note (J) GXF-3067)

Blue Mitchell (trumpet) Jackie McLean (alto sax) Tina Brooks (tenor sax) Kenny Drew (piano) Paul Chambers (bass) Art Taylor (drums)
Rudy Van Gelder Studio, Englewood Cliffs, NJ, September 1, 1960
tk.3Melonae's Dance
tk.6Medina
tk.12Street Singer
** also issued on Blue Note (J) GXK-8161.

Jackie McLean - Jackie's Bag  (Blue Note BLP 4051)

Blue Mitchell (trumpet) Jackie McLean (alto sax) Tina Brooks (tenor sax) Kenny Drew (piano) Paul Chambers (bass) Art Taylor (drums): same session
Rudy Van Gelder Studio, Englewood Cliffs, NJ, September 1, 1960
tk.5Appointment In Ghana
tk.11Isle Of Java
tk.15A Ballad For Doll
** also issued on Blue Note BST 84051, CDP 7 46142 2.

The Complete Blue Note Recordings Of The Tina Brooks Quintets  (Mosaic MR4-106)

Blue Mitchell (trumpet) Tina Brooks (tenor sax) Kenny Drew (piano) Paul Chambers (bass) Art Taylor (drums)
Rudy Van Gelder Studio, Englewood Cliffs, NJ, October 20, 1960
tk.3Back To The Tracks
tk.7The Ruby And The Pearl
tk.11For Heaven's Sake
tk.13The Blues And I
Johnny Coles (trumpet) Tina Brooks (tenor sax) Kenny Drew (piano) Wilbur Ware (bass) Philly Joe Jones (drums)
Rudy Van Gelder Studio, Englewood Cliffs, NJ, March 2, 1961
tk.1Dhyana
tk.6The Waiting Game
tk.7Talkin' About
tk.19David The King
tk.21One For Myrtle
tk.22Stranger In Paradise
** same contents as Blue Note BLP 4041 + (J) GXF-3072 + 11 bonus tracks.