True Blue is a jazz album by tenor saxophonist Tina Brooks recorded on June 25, 1960, and released on the Blue Note label. In the hard-bop idiom, it was Brooks' only performance as leader to be released during his lifetime, and features performances by Brooks, Freddie Hubbard, Duke Jordan, Sam Jones and Art Taylor. All compositions by Tina Brooks except those indicated. Good Old Soul" - 8:07.
Obscure but talented tenor saxophonist Tina Brooks is teamed with the young trumpeter Freddie Hubbard (on one of his earliest sessions), pianist Duke Jordan, bassist Sam Jones, and drummer Art Taylor for a set dominated by Brooks' originals. None of the themes may be all that memorable ("Nothing Ever Changes My Love for You" comes the closest), but the hard bop solos are consistently excellent.
Tina Brooks - tenor saxophone. Good Old Soul" - 8:07 "Up Tight's Creek" - 5:17 "Theme for Doris" - 5:53 "True Blue" - 4:57 "Miss Hazel" - 5:32 "Nothing Ever Changes My Love for You" - 7:53. Recorded - June 25, 1960 - Van Gelder Studio, Englewood Cliffs Tina Brooks.
True Blue (LP, Album, Ltd, RE, TP, 180). Music Matters Ltd. MMBST-84041.
True Blue is an album by hard-bop tenor Tina Brooks recorded on June 25, 1960, and released on the Blue Note label Contents. 1 Reception Track listing. Up Tight's Creek" - 5:17. Theme for Doris" - 5:53. Nothing Ever Changes My Love for You" (Jack Segal, Marvin Fisher) - 7:53. Bonus tracks on CD reissue: "True Blue" (Alternate Take) - 5:06. Good Old Soul" (Alternate Take) - 7:35.
|A1||Good Old Soul|
|A2||Up Tight's Creek|
|A3||Theme For Doris|
|B3||Nothing Ever Changes My Love For You|
- Bass – Sam Jones
- Design [Cover] – Reid Miles
- Drums – Art Taylor
- Liner Notes – Ira Gitler
- Photography By [Cover Photo] – Francis Wolff
- Piano – Duke Jordan
- Producer – Alfred Lion
- Recorded By [Recording By] – Rudy Van Gelder
- Tenor Saxophone – Tina Brooks
- Trumpet – Freddie Hubbard
NotesLimited to 500 copies
Barcode and Other Identifiers
- Barcode: 8436559464765
|BLP 4041||Tina Brooks||True Blue (LP, Album, Mono)||Blue Note||BLP 4041||US||1960|
|MMBST-84041||Tina Brooks||True Blue (LP, Album, Ltd, RE, TP, 180)||Music Matters Ltd.||MMBST-84041||US||2013|
|BST84041||Tina Brooks||True Blue (LP, Album, RE)||Blue Note||BST84041||Japan||2008|
|CDP 7243 8 28975 2 1||Tina Brooks||True Blue (CD, Album, Ltd, RE, RM)||Blue Note||CDP 7243 8 28975 2 1||US||1994|
|7243 8 64473 2 6||Tina Brooks||True Blue (CD, Album, Club)||Blue Note||7243 8 64473 2 6||US||2004|