Tina Brooks – True Blue

True Blue

Tina BrooksTrue Blue Blue Note BLP 4041 (1960)

No, it doesn’t break any new ground.  But Tina Brooks’ True Blue is probably THE quintessential Blue Note hard bop album — though Sonny Clark‘s Cool Struttin’ deserves a mention in that conversation.  I feel a little sorry for people drooling over Coltrane‘s mediocre Blue Train when they could spend their time with this beauty.