Minor Move

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Minor Move
Studio album by Tina Brooks
Released 1980
Recorded March 16, 1958
Van Gelder Studio, Hackensack
Genre Jazz
Length 40:38
Label Blue Note
GXF 3072 (1980)
Blue Note 22671 (2000)
Producer Alfred Lion
Tina Brooks chronology
Minor Move
(1958)
True Blue
(1960)
Alternate Album Cover
Original 1980 LP
Professional ratings
Review scores
Source Rating
Allmusic 4.5/5 stars[1]

Minor Move is an album by American hard bop tenor Tina Brooks. It features performances by Brooks, Lee Morgan, Sonny Clark, Doug Watkins and Art Blakey. It was recorded on March 16, 1958, and was Brooks' first album as a leader for Blue Note Records. The album, however, was shelved for years until being issued in Japan in 1980, as Blue Note GXF 3072. Only in 2000, Minor Move was released on CD on a limited edition, now obviously out-of-print. The piece "Nutville" is sometimes credited to Lee Morgan, but in truth, as Cuscuna explains in the liner notes to the 2000 reprint, "Lee brought the tune to the session, but never claimed credit for it. Curtis Fuller also confirms that it was indeed a Tina Brooks original." [2]

Track listing[edit]

  1. "Nutville" (Brooks) - 8:52
  2. "The Way You Look Tonight" (Kern, Fields) - 10:41
  3. "Star Eyes" (Rate, Paul)- 8:15
  4. "Minor Move" (Brooks) - 6:40
  5. "Everything Happens to Me" (Dennis, Adair) - 6:10
  6. "Minor Move" [Alternate Take] - 6:53 Bonus track on CD reissue

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