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Tina Brooks - True Blue (Vinyl, LP, Album)

26.12.2019 Kataxe 8 Comments

On True Blue , Tina Brooks, then 28, showed that he was a gifted composer as well as a fluid improviser by writing all six tracks.

Brooks illustrates his prowess on the tenor saxophone with a long, snaking solo. A harmonized melody distinguishes the jaunty title song. Three other sessions for Blue Note one with altoist Jackie McLean were also discarded and, after , Brooks would never record again. Thirteen years later, on August 13, , the saxophonist died from liver failure at the age of Brooks' star burned with intense brightness for a brief period before disappearing in the same tragic manner of too many other young bop players of the time.

Even many of the most dedicated jazz fans missed Brooks' recordings, the best of which were simply extraordinary. A soulful hard bop tenor-saxophonist with an original sound and fresh ideas of his own, Brooks had a brief life. True Blue is a jazz album by tenor saxophonist Tina Brooks recorded on June 25, , 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.

Scott Yanow of Allmusic states "the hard bop solos are consistently excellent" on True Blue. From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia. Tina Brooks. Years given are for the recording s , not first release. This Toshiba is not like any other I own around fifty, if you want to know.

It is the only one to claim contemporary remastering by Van Gelder personally. I assumed, wrongly, that must be a good thing. Music with a trout-pout.

I have had the Toshiba for several years and every time I took it out and played it, it was dead, wooden, lacking the sparkle I had grown to expect from the best Blue Note from Japan. It weighs over gram — so what? I switched off, which is a great shame. The Mosaic re-awakened my taste buds. The recent tonearm cable upgrade finished the job. This is music I can listen to over and over, it is magnificent. Who knew? They say 32 bit is the way to go. Analogue is infinitely resolvable: there is always more detail in the groove, if you can get it out.

Vinyl is apparently cool, making a comeback. Oh my god, like, cool. Just wondering how the Mosaic would compare to an earlier King pressing? Anyone able to offer an opinion or shed some light on the two? Mosaic sounds subdued and muffled in comparison. Wish I had the original to compare it to…. We all wish we had an original True Blue for comparison!

There is a reason… Mosaic are frustratingly variable in audio quality, it was all about knowledge and curating. I have nine Mosaic boxed sets, albeit CD, and they are all consistently excellent. So it must indeed be the vinyl engineering that occasionally went wrong. Deep breath I have fifty five LPs issued by King, many where I have another different issue, either original, or Toshiba, or other.

I know what I expect to hear, but even then, King span the range from excellent to weak. So you ask the most difficult of all questions, which reissue sounds best. But if I were to triangulate, I would expect the King to sound better than the horrid Toshiba digital transfer, but neither as good as the Mosaic, and none as good as an original.

I have the Mono gram classic records reissue. Shall i say it? Can The new Music Matters Clearly the gram outperforms the gram on the classic records. Sounds lovely to these ears. I gave a slight nod to the Mosaic LP. Both series were pressed on g. The Rare Groove series from the same time period is more miss than hit, unfortunately. BUT, it did provide a few excellent unreleased sessions as well.

There are, however, slivers of BN heaven in the better pressed Top Ten and Connoisseur series that are worth the usual paltry asking price.

Tina Brooks: True Blue album review by Norman Weinstein, published on March 23, What True Blue gives generously is a full blooded musical portrait of a hard-working and distinctive sounding tenor man with a blue cry stuck in his throat and heart. It is an achievement to treasure. Tina Brooks CD/LP/Track Review Norman Weinstein.

8 thought on “Tina Brooks - True Blue (Vinyl, LP, Album)”

  1. Kigrel says:
    Tina Brooks True Blue on LP Remastered and Reissued As Part of the Blue Note 75th Anniversary Vinyl Reissue Campaign Tina Brooks' passionate full sound and forward-looking style, along with his exceptional compositional gifts, made him a powerful force during his prime years.
  2. Yozshuzragore says:
    Jan 03,  · Contestant Number 2: Mosaic Records, Michel Cuscuna’s 80’s/90’s brainchild four LP set. Vinyl: Mosaic MR Tina Brooks Quintet Complete Blue Note box set s, OOP. Number of limited edition 7, pressing run, engineered by EMI’s Ron McMaster from original tapes owned by EMI; gram vinyl.
  3. Vitaxe says:
    Artist: Brooks, Tina Title: True Blue Genre: Jazz Type: Audiophile - LP Label: Music Matters / Blue Note Catalog ID: MMBST Country: USA Our ID: View other items by .
  4. Fenrizilkree says:
    CBG 33rpm Vinyl Record Album Archival Soft 2 Mil Clear Poly Outer Sleeves. $ New. Free Shipping. Add to Cart. Total Price. $ item 3 Tina Brooks True Blue LP sealed vinyl reissue Blue Note - Tina Brooks True Blue LP sealed vinyl reissue Blue Note. $ item 4 True Blue by Tina Brooks (Vinyl, Jul
  5. Nijinn says:
    Great album, but not the greatest vinyl pressing. a tad warped and some distortion here and there, but still quite enjoyable because after all, it is Tina Brooks. I would suggest that rather than this, you get the Music Matters version. It is more expensive, but the difference is in the quality of the pressing and sound/5(40).
  6. Nebar says:
    The exception was True Blue, a session recorded on June 25, with Freddie Hubbard, Duke Jordan, Sam Jones and Art Taylor. The release of True Blue coincided with the release of Hubbard's Blue Note debut album, Open Sesame (also featuring Brooks, who wrote the opening title track as well as "Gypsy Blue"), and was not actively promoted.
  7. Yosida says:
    Vinyl LP Label Blue Note. Recorded in , Minor Move was Tina Brooks’ very first recording, though it wasn’t released until , 6 years after his tragic death at the age of In fact, Brooks’ classic True Blue was the saxophonist’s only album released during his all-too-short lifetime. Once all 4 of Brooks’ Blue Note albums.
  8. Vijas says:
    Recorded in , Minor Move was Tina Brooks’ very first recording, though it wasn’t released until , 6 years after his tragic death at the age of In fact, Brooks’ classic True Blue was the saxophonist’s only album released during his all-too-short lifetime. Once all 4 of Brooks’ Blue Note albums were released his status as one of the most innovative tenor saxophone.

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