The Waiting Game

COMPOSERS: Tina Brooks
LABELS: Blue Note
ALBUM TITLE: Tina Brooks
PERFORMER: Johnny Coles (t), Tina Brooks (ts), Kenny Drew (p), Wilbur Ware (b), Philly Joe Jones (d)
CATALOGUE NO: 5 40536 2


A collector’s piece indeed: we’ve only had to wait 41 years for the domestic release of this vintage Blue Note hard bop entry. Not on the level of Brooks’s masterpiece True Blue, but the power and beauty of this remarkable and largely forgotten tenorman still shine through, and the artful Johnny Coles is ear-catching too. RC