Tina Brooks - The Waiting Game (2002)
XLD Rip | FLAC (tracks+.cue, log) ~ 299.36 Mb | 39:35 | Scans included
Hard Bop | Country: Fayetteville, North Carolina, US | Label: Blue Note Records - 7243 5 40536 2 7
Like two of his other three albums, Tina Brooks' final session as a leader (in March 1961) was sequenced and prepared for release, but remained on the shelves until well after the tenor's tragically early death. That's why the title of The Waiting Game is not only apt, but sadly poignant. Despite Blue Note's reservations at the time, Brooks' output for the label was uniformly strong, demonstrating his skills as a smooth, graceful soloist and a composer of considerable dexterity within the hard bop idiom.