Roy Brooks

Understanding - RSD (JAZZ)

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Understanding - RSD

Roy Brooks

Reel To Reel


LPS 163574



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LP 49,57 €


  • • Live 1970 Recording From The Famous Ballroom In Baltimore.
  • • Released in partnership with the estate of Roy Brooks, and captured just 6 months after the classic album, The Free Slave.
  • • Deluxe limited-edition 180-gram 3-LP set mastered by Kevin Gray of Cohearent Audio.
  • • Remastered audio transferred directly from the original tape reels.
  • • Includes extensive booklet with rare photo; essays by Mark Stryker, co-producers Zev Feldman and Cory Weeds; plus interviews with band members Carlos Garnett and Cecil McBee, Drum legend Louis Hayes, bassist Reggie Workman and alto saxophonist Charles McPherson.

Understanding is a previously unreleased recording of drummer Roy Brooks captured live by the Left Bank Jazz Society at The Famous Ballroom in Baltimore, MD on November 1, 1970. Featuring a stellar band with trumpeter Woody Shaw, saxophonist Carlos Garnett, pianist Harold Mabern and bassist Cecil McBee, Understanding was recorded 5 months after the classic live album The Free Slave (also recorded by the Left Bank Jazz Society). This recording features a full performance by great musicians at their peak, providing a "you are there" experience of the excitement of great music and an appreciative crowd.

Mastered from the original tape reels by Kevin Gray. Award winning arts journalist and critic Mark Stryker contributes the main essay as well as remembrances by American journalist, educator, author, activist and friend of Roy Brooks, Herb Boyd, alto saxophone legend Charles McPherson who grew up with Roy Brooks, Louis Hayes who got Roy the gig with Horace Silver and more.


  • Roy Brooks - drums
  • Woody Shaw - trumpet
  • Carlos Garnett - saxophone
  • Harold Mabern - piano
  • Cecil McBee - bass

Captured live in November 1970 at The Famous Ballroom in Baltimore


  • SIDE A: Prelude To Understanding ...... 22:13
  • SIDE B: Understanding ........ 20:17
  • SIDE C: Billie’s Bounce ....... 21:04
  • SIDE D: Zoltan ......... 24:04
  • SIDE E: Taurus Woman .......... 17:39
  • SIDE F: Taurus Woman Continuation, The Theme ...... 20:33