Roy Brooks Catalog

1963 (age 25)

Roy Brooks - Beat  (Workshop WSJ 220)

Blue Mitchell, trumpet; George Bohanon, trombone; Junior Cook, tenor sax; Hugh Lawson, piano; Eugene Taylor, bass; Roy Brooks, drums.
Hitsville U.S.A., Detroit, MI, October 1, 1963
Homestretch
If You Could See Me Now
Passin' The Buck
Soulin'
Soulsphere
My Secret Passion
** also issued on Workshop WSJS 220.

1970 (age 32)

Roy Brooks - The Free Slave  (Muse MR 5003)

Woody Shaw, trumpet; George Coleman, tenor sax; Hugh Lawson, piano; Cecil McBee, bass; Roy Brooks, drums.
"The Left Bank Jazz Society", "Famous Ballroom", Baltimore, MD, April 26, 1970
The Free Slave
Understanding
Will Pan's Walk
Five For Max
** also issued on 32 Jazz 32070.

1973

Roy Brooks And The Artistic Truth - Ethnic Expressions  (Im-Hotep Records CS-030)

Cecil Bridgewater, trumpet, flugelhorn; Olu Dara, trumpet, E-flat horn; Sonny Fortune, alto sax, flute; John Stubblefield, tenor sax, flute, bass clarinet; Hamiet Bluiett, baritone sax, clarinet; Joseph Bonner, acoustic piano; Hilton Ruiz, Fender Rhodes piano; Reggie Workman, bass; Roy Brooks, drums, various percussion instruments; Richard Landrum, Lawrence Williams, African percussion; Eddie Jefferson, vocals; Black Rose, Ethnic expressionist; James Edward Davis, executive producer; Robert Harris, supervisor.
"Smalls Paradise", Harlem, NY, November 22, 1973
M'Jumbe
The Last Prophet
The Smart Set
Eboness
Eboness (Kwanza)
** also issued on Jazzman (E) JMANLP 034, JMANCD 034.

Various Artists - Black Survival - "The Sahel Concert" At Town Hall  (Im-Hotep Records CF-028)

Cecil Bridgewater, trumpet; John Stubberfield, oboe; Sonny Fortune, sax; Joe Bonner, piano; Reggie Workman, bass; Roy Brooks, drums; Lawrence Williams, congas; Dee Dee Bridgewater, JorDora Marshall, vocals; James Edward Davis, executive producer; Robert Harris, supervisor; Afrikan Bag Productions, Inc., producer.
"Town Hall", NYC, December 31, 1973
Black Survival
Black Survival-Here And Now
Sahel
Crisis
Crisis (Continued)
Dialogue
Relief
Black Survival-Prologue

1974

Roy Brooks And The Artistic Truth - Live At Town Hall  (Baystate (J) RVJ-6028)

Marcus Belgrave, trumpet; Sonny Fortune, alto sax; Sonny Red, tenor sax; Mickey Tucker, piano; Reggie Workman, bass; Roy Brooks, drums, percussion, musical saw; Eddie Jefferson, vocals #2,4; Roy Haynes, mc.
"Town Hall", NYC, May 26, 1974
1.The Last Profet
2.So What
3.Blues For The Carpenter's Saw
4.Moody's Mood For Love
5.Epistrophy (Theme)
** also issued on Baystate (J) BVCJ-35110.

1979 (age 41)

Roy Brooks - The Smart Set  (Baystate (J) RDC-15)

Micky Tucker, piano #1,2,4, celeste #3; Takashi Mizuhashi, bass; Roy Brooks, drums #1,4, musical saw #2, marimba #3; with guest: Hidehiko Matsumoto, tenor sax #1,2.
Victor Studio, Tokyo, Japan, April 12, 1979
1.Bird Like
2.Old Folks
3.The Smart Set
4.Pisces Brothers

1983

Roy Brooks - Duet In Detroit  (enja (G) ENJ-7067 2)

Woody Shaw, trumpet; Roy Brooks, drums, percussion, singing saw.
Detroit Institute Of Arts, Detroit, MI, August 26, 1983
Elegy For Eddie Jefferson
Jeffuso
Randy Weston, piano; Roy Brooks, drums, percussion, singing saw.
Detroit Institute Of Arts, Detroit, MI, May 25, 1984
Introduction
Zulu
Waltz For Sweetcakes
Don Pullen, piano; Roy Brooks, drums, percussion, singing saw.
Detroit Institute Of Arts, Detroit, MI, July 2, 1987
Introduction
Forever Mingus
Healing Force
Geri Allen, piano; Roy Brooks, drums, percussion, singing saw.
Mayflower Church, Detroit, MI, February 25, 1989
Samba Del Sol
Duet In Detroit

1999 (age 61)

Roy Brooks And The Improvisational Sphere - Live At Lelli's  (Sagittarius A-Star (It) SAS #12)

Claudine Myers, Hammond B-3 organ; Rodney Rich, guitar; Roy Brooks, drums, marimba, steel drums; Ray Mantilla, congas, bells, percussion; Jerry LeDuf, shakers, cuica, percussion, tabla.
"Lelli's", Detroit, MI, September 3, 1999
Ha-Ya!
Samba Del Sol
Basketball
Her Blues Is Mine Ra