True Blue (Tina Brooks album)

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True Blue
Studio album by Tina Brooks
Released 1960
Recorded June 25, 1960
Van Gelder Studio, Englewood Cliffs
Genre Jazz
Length 37:39 original LP
50:20 CD reissue
Label Blue Note
BST 84041
Producer Alfred Lion
Tina Brooks chronology
Minor Move
(1958)
True Blue
(1960)
Back to the Tracks
(1960)

True Blue is an album by hard-bop tenor Tina Brooks recorded on June 25, 1960, and released on the Blue Note label. It was Brooks only date as leader to be released during his lifetime, and features performances by Brooks, Freddie Hubbard, Duke Jordan, Sam Jones and Art Taylor.[1]

Reception[edit]

Professional ratings
Review scores
Source Rating
Allmusic 4.5/5 stars[2]

Scott Yanow of Allmusic states "the hard bop solos are consistently excellent" on True Blue.[3]

Track listing[edit]

All compositions by Tina Brooks except those indicated.
  1. "Good Old Soul" - 8:07
  2. "Up Tight's Creek" - 5:17
  3. "Theme for Doris" - 5:53
  4. "True Blue" - 4:57
  5. "Miss Hazel" - 5:32
  6. "Nothing Ever Changes My Love for You" (Jack Segal, Marvin Fisher) - 7:53

Bonus tracks on CD reissue:

  1. "True Blue" (Alternate Take) - 5:06
  2. "Good Old Soul" (Alternate Take) - 7:35

Personnel[edit]

Footnotes[edit]

  1. ^ Blue Note Records discography accessed November 1, 2010
  2. ^ Allmusic Review
  3. ^ Scott Yanow, Allmusic, accessed 3 October 2010, http://www.allmusic.com/album/r31257