True Blue (Tina Brooks album)

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True Blue
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Studio album by Tina Brooks
Released December 1960[1]
Recorded June 25, 1960
Studio Van Gelder Studio, Englewood Cliffs, NJ
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)Minor Move1958
True Blue
Back to the Tracks
(1960)Back to the Tracks1960

True Blue is a jazz album by tenor saxophonist Tina Brooks recorded on June 25, 1960, and released on the Blue Note label. In the hard-bop idiom, 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.[2]


Professional ratings
Review scores
Allmusic4.5/5 stars[3]

Scott Yanow of Allmusic states "the hard bop solos are consistently excellent" on True Blue.[4]

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



  1. ^ Schwann Record & Tape Guide, 1965
  2. ^ Blue Note Records discography accessed November 1, 2010
  3. ^ Allmusic Review
  4. ^ Scott Yanow, Allmusic, accessed 3 October 2010,