Roy Brooks Discography

1963 (age 25)

Roy Brooks Sextet

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
HomestretchWorkshop WSJ 220
If You Could See Me Now-
Passin' The Buck-
Soulin'-
Soulsphere-
My Secret Passion-
* Workshop WSJ 220, WSJS 220   Roy Brooks - Beat

1970 (age 32)

Roy Brooks Quintet

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 SlaveMuse MR 5003
Understanding-
Will Pan's Walk-
Five For Max-
* Muse MR 5003; 32 Jazz 32070   Roy Brooks - The Free Slave

1973

Roy Brooks And The Artistic Truth

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'JumbeIm-Hotep Records CS-030
The Last Prophet-
The Smart Set-
Eboness-
Eboness (Kwanza)-
* Im-Hotep Records CS-030; Jazzman (E) JMANLP 034, JMANCD 034   Roy Brooks And The Artistic Truth - Ethnic Expressions

The Sahel Concert / Roy Brooks And The Artistic Truth

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 SurvivalIm-Hotep Records CF-028; Universal Sound (E) US LP45
Black Survival-Here And Now-
Sahel-
CrisisIm-Hotep Records CF-028
Crisis (Continued)-
Dialogue-
ReliefIm-Hotep Records CF-028; Universal Sound (E) US LP45
Black Survival-Prologue-
* Im-Hotep Records CF-028   Various Artists - Black Survival - "The Sahel Concert" At Town Hall
* Universal Sound (E) US LP45, US CD45   Roy Brooks And The Artistic Truth - Black Survival - "The Sahel Concert" At Town Hall

1974

Roy Brooks And The Artistic Truth

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 ProfetBaystate (J) RVJ-6028
2.So What-
3.Blues For The Carpenter's Saw-
4.Moody's Mood For Love-
5.Epistrophy (Theme)-
* Baystate (J) RVJ-6028, BVCJ-35110   Roy Brooks And The Artistic Truth - Live At Town Hall

1979 (age 41)

Roy Brooks Quartet/Trio

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 LikeBaystate (J) RDC-15
2.Old Folks-
3.The Smart Set-
4.Pisces Brothers-
* Baystate (J) RDC-15   Roy Brooks - The Smart Set

1983

Roy Brooks Duo

Woody Shaw, trumpet; Roy Brooks, drums, percussion, singing saw.
Detroit Institute Of Arts, Detroit, MI, August 26, 1983
Elegy For Eddie Jeffersonenja (G) ENJ-7067 2
Jeffuso-
* enja (G) ENJ-7067 2   Roy Brooks - Duet In Detroit

1984

Roy Brooks Duo

Randy Weston, piano; Roy Brooks, drums, percussion, singing saw.
Detroit Institute Of Arts, Detroit, MI, May 25, 1984
Introductionenja (G) ENJ-7067 2
Zulu-
Waltz For Sweetcakes-
* enja (G) ENJ-7067 2   Roy Brooks - Duet In Detroit

1987

Roy Brooks Duo

Don Pullen, piano; Roy Brooks, drums, percussion, singing saw.
Detroit Institute Of Arts, Detroit, MI, July 2, 1987
Introductionenja (G) ENJ-7067 2
Forever Mingus-
Healing Force-
* enja (G) ENJ-7067 2   Roy Brooks - Duet In Detroit

1989 (age 51)

Roy Brooks Duo

Geri Allen, piano; Roy Brooks, drums, percussion, singing saw.
Mayflower Church, Detroit, MI, February 25, 1989
Samba Del Solenja (G) ENJ-7067 2
Duet In Detroit-
* enja (G) ENJ-7067 2   Roy Brooks - Duet In Detroit

1999 (age 61)

Roy Brooks And The Improvisational Sphere

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!Sagittarius A-Star (It) SAS #12
Samba Del Sol-
Basketball-
Her Blues Is Mine Ra-
* Sagittarius A-Star (It) SAS #12   Roy Brooks And The Improvisational Sphere - Live At Lelli's