Tina Brooks Discography

1951 (age 19)

Sonny Thompson And His Orchestra

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 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 sax; Tina Brooks, tenor sax; 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
* 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 sax; Sonny Clark, piano; Doug Watkins, bass; Art Blakey, drums.
Van Gelder Studio, Hackensack, NJ, March 16, 1958
tk.3Minor Move (alternate 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 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 BluesBlue Note LT-1054
* Blue Note LT-1054, CDP 7 84441 2   Jimmy Smith - Cool Blues

Jimmy Smith Quintet

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 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 sax; 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
Louis Smith, trumpet; Tina Brooks, Junior Cook, tenor sax; Bobby Timmons, piano; Kenny Burrell, guitar; Sam Jones, bass; Art Blakey, drums.
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, Volume 1
* Blue Note BLP 1597, BST 81597   Kenny Burrell - Blue Lights, Volume 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 sax; 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 - Rare Tracks - The Other Side Of Blue Note 4000 Series

Kenny Burrell Quintet

Tina Brooks, tenor sax; 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 sax; 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. (aka Overdose)-
* Felsted (E) FL 7512   Howard McGhee - Music From "The Connection"

Freddie Hubbard Quintet

Freddie Hubbard, trumpet; Tina Brooks, tenor sax; McCoy Tyner, piano; Sam Jones, bass; Clifford Jarvis, drums.
Van Gelder Studio, Englewood Cliffs, NJ, June 19, 1960
tk.3Hub's NubBlue Note BLP 4040
tk.5Gypsy Blue (alternate take)Blue Note CDP 7 84040 2
tk.6Gypsy BlueBlue Note 45-1779, BLP 4040
tk.8Open Sesame (alternate 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
* Blue Note (J) TOCJ-5941/44   Various Artists - Rare Tracks - 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 sax; Duke Jordan, piano; Sam Jones, bass; Art Taylor, drums.
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 (alternate take)Blue Note CDP 7243 8 28975 2 1, (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 (alternate take)Blue Note CDP 7243 8 28975 2 1, (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, CDP 7243 8 28975 2 1   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 - Rare Tracks - 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 sax; Tina Brooks, tenor sax; Freddie Redd, piano; Paul Chambers, bass; Louis Hayes, drums.
Van Gelder Studio, Englewood Cliffs, NJ, August 13, 1960
tk.1ThespianBlue Note BLP 4045
tk.4Blues-Blues-Blues-
tk.5Shadows-
tk.6Swift-
tk.7Ole! (alternate take)Mosaic MR3-124; Blue Note CDP 7243 8 21738 2 3
tk.9Ole!Blue Note BLP 4045
tk.11Just A Ballad For My Baby-
tk.16Melanie-
tk.17Melanie (alternate take)Mosaic MR3-124; Blue Note (J) TOCJ-5941/44, CDP 7243 8 21738 2 3
* Blue Note BLP 4045, BST 84045, CDP 7243 8 21738 2 3   Freddie Redd Quintet - Shades Of Redd
= Mosaic MR3-124, MD2-124   The Complete Blue Note Recordings Of Freddie Redd
* Blue Note (J) TOCJ-5941/44   Various Artists - Rare Tracks - The Other Side Of Blue Note 4000 Series

Jackie McLean - Tina Brooks Sextet

Blue Mitchell, trumpet; Jackie McLean, alto sax; Tina Brooks, tenor sax; Kenny Drew, piano; Paul Chambers, bass; Art Taylor, drums.
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, CDP 7243 8 21737 2 4   Tina Brooks - Back To The Tracks

Tina Brooks Quintet

Blue Mitchell, trumpet; Tina Brooks, tenor sax; Kenny Drew, piano; Paul Chambers, bass; Art Taylor, drums.
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, CDP 7243 8 21737 2 4   Tina Brooks - Back To The Tracks

1961

Freddie Redd Sextet

Benny Bailey, trumpet; Jackie McLean, alto sax; Tina Brooks, tenor sax; Freddie Redd, piano; Paul Chambers, bass; Sir John Godfrey, drums.
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 sax; Kenny Drew, piano; Wilbur Ware, bass; Philly Joe Jones, drums.
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