Tina Brooks Discography

1951 (age 19)

Sonny Thompson And His Orchestra

Henry Glover, Lee Z. Harper (trumpet) Tina Brooks (tenor saxophone) Walter Hiles (baritone saxophone) Sonny Thompson (piano) William Shingler (guitar) Zain El Hussaini (bass) Bill English (drums) Jesse Edwards (vocals)
Cincinnati, OH, January 3, 1951
K9000Jumping With The RhumbaKing 4446
K9001Gone Again BluesKing 4446, LP 568
K9002Uncle Sam BluesKing 4431
K9003Smoke Stack BluesKing 4431, LP 655
* King LP 568   Sonny Thompson - Moody Blues
* King LP 655   Sonny Thompson - Mellow Blues
* King 4446   Sonny Thompson - Jumping With The Rhumba / Gone Again Blues
* King 4431   Sonny Thompson - Uncle Sam Blues / Smoke Stack Blues

1958 (age 26)

Jimmy Smith Sextet

Lee Morgan (trumpet) Lou Donaldson (alto saxophone) Tina Brooks (tenor saxophone) Jimmy Smith (organ) Kenny Burrell (guitar) Art Blakey (drums)
Manhattan Towers, NYC, February 25, 1958
tk.12ConfirmationBlue Note LT-992
tk.13Au PrivaveBlue Note BLP 4002
tk.15The SermonBlue Note 45-1879, BLP 4011, BST 89901, BN-LA400-H2, (J) NP-9020C
* Blue Note LT-992   Jimmy Smith - Confirmation
* Blue Note BLP 4002, BST 84002   Jimmy Smith - House Party
* Blue Note BLP 4011, BST 84011   Jimmy Smith - The Sermon!
* Blue Note BST 89901   Jimmy Smith's Greatest Hits
* Blue Note BN-LA400-H2   Jimmy Smith Best Album
* Blue Note (J) NP-9020C   Various Artists - Blue Note Jazz
* Blue Note 45-1879   Jimmy Smith - The Sermon, Part 1&2

Tina Brooks Quintet

Lee Morgan (trumpet) Tina Brooks (tenor saxophone) Sonny Clark (piano) Doug Watkins (bass) Art Blakey (drums)
Rudy Van Gelder Studio, Hackensack, NJ, March 16, 1958
tk.3Minor Move (alt. take)Blue Note (J) TOCJ-1601
tk.7The Way You Look TonightBlue Note (J) GXF-3072
tk.9Nutville-
tk.10Star Eyes-
tk.11Everything Happens To Me-
tk.15Minor Move-
* Blue Note (J) GXF-3072, (J) GXK-8162, (J) BRP-8043   Tina Brooks - Minor Move
= Mosaic MR4-106   The Complete Blue Note Recordings Of The Tina Brooks Quintets
* Blue Note (J) TOCJ-1601   Various Artists - Blue Trails: The Rare Tracks

Jimmy Smith Quintet

Lou Donaldson (alto saxophone) Tina Brooks (tenor saxophone) Jimmy Smith (organ) Eddie McFadden (guitar) Donald Bailey (drums)
"Smalls' Paradise", NYC, 1st set, April 7, 1958
tk.5Cool BluesBlue Note LT-1054
* Blue Note LT-1054, CDP 7 84441 2   Jimmy Smith - Cool Blues

Jimmy Smith Quintet

Lou Donaldson (alto saxophone) Tina Brooks (tenor saxophone) Jimmy Smith (organ) Eddie McFadden (guitar) Art Blakey (drums)
"Smalls' Paradise", NYC, 3rd set, April 7, 1958
tk.11A Night In TunisiaBlue Note LT-1054
tk.12Dark Eyes-
tk.13Groovin' At Small's-
* Blue Note LT-1054, CDP 7 84441 2   Jimmy Smith - Cool Blues

Kenny Burrell Septet

Louis Smith (trumpet) Tina Brooks, Junior Cook (tenor saxophone) Duke Jordan (piano) Kenny Burrell (guitar) Sam Jones (bass) Art Blakey (drums)
Manhattan Towers, NYC, May 14, 1958
tk.1I Never KnewBlue Note (J) GXF-3070, (J) BNJ-61008/10
tk.2Scotch BluesBlue Note BLP 1596
tk.8Yes BabyBlue Note 45-1716, BLP 1596
Bobby Timmons (piano) replaces Jordan
tk.10Chuckin'Blue Note BLP 1597
tk.12Rock SaltBlue Note 45-1717, BLP 1597
tk.14CaravanBlue Note BLP 1596
* Blue Note (J) GXF-3070, (J) GXK-8155   Kenny Burrell - Swingin'
* Blue Note (J) BNJ-61008/10   Various Artists - The Other Side Of Blue Note 1500 Series
* Blue Note BLP 1596, BST 81596   Kenny Burrell - Blue Lights, Vol. 1
* Blue Note BLP 1597, BST 81597   Kenny Burrell - Blue Lights, Vol. 2
* Blue Note 45-1716   Kenny Burrell - Yes Baby, Part 1&2
* Blue Note 45-1717   Kenny Burrell - Rock Salt, Part 1&2

1959

Kenny Burrell Quintet

Tina Brooks (tenor saxophone) Bobby Timmons (piano) Kenny Burrell (guitar) Ben Tucker (bass) Art Blakey (drums)
"Five Spot Cafe", NYC, 2nd set, August 25, 1959
tk.8Swingin'Blue Note (J) GXF-3070, (J) TOCJ-5941/44
tk.9Lover Manrejected
tk.10Birks' WorksBlue Note BLP 4021
tk.11Oh, Lady Be Good-
* Blue Note (J) GXF-3070, (J) GXK-8155   Kenny Burrell - Swingin'
* Blue Note BLP 4021, BST 84021   Kenny Burrell - On View At The Five Spot Cafe
* Blue Note (J) TOCJ-5941/44   Various Artists - The Other Side Of Blue Note 4000 Series

Kenny Burrell Quintet

Tina Brooks (tenor saxophone) Bobby Timmons (piano) Kenny Burrell (guitar) Ben Tucker (bass) Art Blakey (drums): same personnel
"Five Spot Cafe", NYC, 5th set, August 25, 1959
tk.21Swingin'Blue Note rejected
tk.23Birks' Works-
tk.24Oh, Lady Be Good-
tk.2536-26-36 / Theme-

1960

Howard McGhee Quintet

Howard McGhee (trumpet) Tina Brooks (tenor saxophone) Freddie Redd (piano) Milt Hinton (bass) Osie Johnson (drums)
NYC, June 13, 1960
Who Killed Cock RobinFelsted (E) FL 7512
Wigglin'-
Music Forever-
Time To Smile-
Theme For Sister Salvation-
Jim Dunn's Dilemma-
O.D. (Overdose)-
* Felsted (E) FL 7512   Howard McGhee - Music From "The Connection"

Freddie Hubbard Quintet

Freddie Hubbard (trumpet) Tina Brooks (tenor saxophone) McCoy Tyner (piano) Sam Jones (bass) Clifford Jarvis (drums)
Rudy Van Gelder Studio, Englewood Cliffs, NJ, June 19, 1960
tk.3Hub's NubBlue Note BLP 4040
tk.5Gypsy Blue (alt. take)Blue Note CDP 7 84040 2
tk.6Gypsy BlueBlue Note 45-1779, BLP 4040
tk.8Open Sesame (alt. take)Blue Note CDP 7 84040 2, (J) TOCJ-5941/44
tk.9Open SesameBlue Note BLP 4040
tk.11One Mint JulepBlue Note 45-1779, BLP 4040, BN-LA356-H2
tk.17But BeautifulBlue Note BLP 4040
tk.22All Or Nothing At AllBlue Note BLP 4040, BN-LA356-H2
* Blue Note BLP 4040, BST 84040, CDP 7 84040 2   Freddie Hubbard - Open Sesame
* Blue Note BN-LA356-H2   Freddie Hubbard Best Album
* Blue Note (J) TOCJ-5941/44   Various Artists - The Other Side Of Blue Note 4000 Series
* Blue Note 45-1779   Freddie Hubbard - One Mint Julep / Gypsy Blue

Tina Brooks Quintet

Freddie Hubbard (trumpet) Tina Brooks (tenor saxophone) Duke Jordan (piano) Sam Jones (bass) Art Taylor (drums)
Rudy Van Gelder Studio, Englewood Cliffs, NJ, June 25, 1960
tk.5Miss HazelBlue Note BLP 4041
tk.7Good Old SoulBlue Note 45-1782, BLP 4041
Good Old Soul (alt. take)Blue Note 7243 8 28975 2, (J) TOCJ-5941/44
tk.8Nothing Ever Changes My Love For YouBlue Note BLP 4041
tk.14True BlueBlue Note 45-1783, BLP 4041
True Blue (alt. take)Blue Note 7243 8 28975 2, (J) TOCJ-5941/44
tk.18Up Tight's GreekBlue Note BLP 4041
tk.22Theme For DorisBlue Note 45-1783, BLP 4041
* Blue Note BLP 4041, B1-28975, 7243 8 28975 2   Tina Brooks - True Blue
= Mosaic MR4-106   The Complete Blue Note Recordings Of The Tina Brooks Quintets
* Blue Note (J) TOCJ-5941/44   Various Artists - The Other Side Of Blue Note 4000 Series
* Blue Note 45-1782   Tina Brooks - Good Old Soul, Part 1&2
* Blue Note 45-1783   Tina Brooks - True Blue / Theme For Doris (not released)

Freddie Redd Quintet

Jackie McLean (alto saxophone) Tina Brooks (tenor saxophone) Freddie Redd (piano) Paul Chambers (bass) Louis Hayes (drums)
Rudy Van Gelder Studio, Englewood Cliffs, NJ, August 13, 1960
tk.1ThespianBlue Note BLP 4045
tk.4Blues-Blues-Blues-
tk.5Shadows-
tk.6Swift-
tk.7Ole! (alt. take)Mosaic MR3-124
tk.9Ole!Blue Note BLP 4045
tk.11Just A Ballad For My Baby-
tk.16Melanie-
tk.17Melanie (alt. take)Mosaic MR3-124; Blue Note (J) TOCJ-5941/44
* Blue Note BLP 4045, BST 84045, 7243 8 21738 2   Freddie Redd - Shades Of Redd
= Mosaic MR3-124, MD2-124   The Complete Blue Note Recordings Of Freddie Redd
* Blue Note (J) TOCJ-5941/44   Various Artists - The Other Side Of Blue Note 4000 Series

Jackie McLean - Tina Brooks Sextet

Blue Mitchell (trumpet) Jackie McLean (alto saxophone) Tina Brooks (tenor saxophone) Kenny Drew (piano) Paul Chambers (bass) Art Taylor (drums)
Rudy Van Gelder Studio, Englewood Cliffs, NJ, September 1, 1960
tk.3Melonae's DanceBlue Note (J) GXF-3067, CDP 7 46142 2
tk.5Appointment In GhanaBlue Note BLP 4051, (J) GXF-3067
tk.6MedinaBlue Note (J) GXF-3067, CDP 7 46142 2
tk.11Isle Of JavaBlue Note BLP 4051, (J) GXF-3067
tk.12Street SingerBlue Note (J) GXF-3067, CDP 7 46142 2; Mosaic MR4-106; Blue Note BLP 4052
tk.15A Ballad For DollBlue Note BLP 4051, (J) GXF-3067
* Blue Note (J) GXF-3067, (J) GXK-8161   Jackie McLean/Tina Brooks - Street Singer
* Blue Note BLP 4051, BST 84051, CDP 7 46142 2   Jackie McLean - Jackie's Bag
* Mosaic MR4-106   The Complete Blue Note Recordings Of The Tina Brooks Quintets
* Blue Note BLP 4052   Tina Brooks - Back To The Tracks (not released)
= Blue Note (J) BRP-8033   Tina Brooks - Back To The Tracks

Tina Brooks Quintet

Blue Mitchell (trumpet) Tina Brooks (tenor saxophone) Kenny Drew (piano) Paul Chambers (bass) Art Taylor (drums)
Rudy Van Gelder Studio, Englewood Cliffs, NJ, October 20, 1960
tk.3Back To The TracksMosaic MR4-106; Blue Note BLP 4052
tk.7The Ruby And The Pearl-
tk.11For Heaven's Sake-
tk.13The Blues And I-
David The KingBlue Note rejected
* Mosaic MR4-106   The Complete Blue Note Recordings Of The Tina Brooks Quintets
* Blue Note BLP 4052   Tina Brooks - Back To The Tracks (not released)
= Blue Note (J) BRP-8033   Tina Brooks - Back To The Tracks

1961

Freddie Redd Sextet

Benny Bailey (trumpet) Jackie McLean (alto saxophone) Tina Brooks (tenor saxophone) Freddie Redd (piano) Paul Chambers (bass) Sir John Godfrey (drums)
Rudy Van Gelder Studio, Englewood Cliffs, NJ, January 17, 1961
tk.2Love LostMosaic MR3-124
tk.6Somewhere-
tk.7Old Spice-
tk.11Blues For Betsy-
tk.18Now-
tk.20Cute Doot-
* Mosaic MR3-124, MD2-124   The Complete Blue Note Recordings Of Freddie Redd

Tina Brooks Quintet

Johnny Coles (trumpet) Tina Brooks (tenor saxophone) Kenny Drew (piano) Wilbur Ware (bass) Philly Joe Jones (drums)
Rudy Van Gelder Studio, Englewood Cliffs, NJ, March 2, 1961
tk.1DhyanaMosaic MR4-106
tk.6The Waiting Game-
tk.7Talkin' About-
tk.19David The King-
tk.21One For Myrtle-
tk.22Stranger In Paradise-
* Mosaic MR4-106   The Complete Blue Note Recordings Of The Tina Brooks Quintets