Tina Brooks

The Waiting Game (Tone Poet Series) (602508934193)

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The Waiting Game (Tone Poet Series)

Tina Brooks

Blue Note

602508934193

LPS 162889

602508934193

JAZZ

1

LP 33,04 €

180 GRAM VINYL

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4 STARS ALL MUSIC GUIDE

The Waiting Game was the unsung tenor saxophonist Tina Brooks’ final album, recorded in 1961 but not released until 1999. Brooks is one of the most under-appreciated tenor players and composers of the hard bop era, with only one of his four Blue Note sessions (the classic True Blue) released during his lifetime. Brooks is joined here by Johnny Coles on trumpet, Kenny Drew on piano, Wilbur Ware on bass, and Philly Joe Jones on drums. Brooks penned five of the six tracks, showcasing his unique compositional talent in addition to his pleading and soulful tenor sound. Highlights include the Side 1 opener “Talkin’ About” and the modal masterpieces “Dhyana” and “David the King.”

PERSONNEL:

  • Tina Brooks - tenor sax
  • Johnny Coles - trumpet
  • Kenny Drew - piano
  • Wilbur Ware - bass
  • Philly Joe Jones - drums

Recorded in New Jersey, March 2, 1961.

TRACKS:

  • SIDE A
  • A1: Talkin’ About
  • A2: One For Myrtle
  • A3: Dhyana
  • SIDE B
  • B1: David The King
  • B2: Stranger In Paradise
  • B3: The Waiting Game