Tina Brooks – The Waiting Game (Blue Note, Tone Poet)
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The Waiting Game was the last album by the still unknown tenor saxophonist Tina Brooks, recorded in 1961 but not released until 1999. Brooks is one of the most underrated tenor players and composers of the hard bop era. Only one of his four Blue Note sessions (the classic True Blue) was released during his lifetime. Brooks is joined here by Johnny Coles on trumpet, Kenny Drew on piano, Wilbur Ware on bass and Philly Joe Jones on drums. Brooks penned five of the six tracks, showcasing his unique compositional talents in addition to his soulful tenor sound. Highlights include the Side 1 opener "Talkin' About" and the modal masterpieces "Dhyana" and "David the King."
Joe Harley is co-founder and co-producer of the renowned American vinyl label MUSIC MATTERS. His extraordinary feeling for the sound aesthetics of the LP format earned him the title "Tone Poet". On the occasion of his 80th label anniversary, Blue Note Records commissioned the "Tone Poet" to compile some albums for an exclusive LP edition. These purely analogue reissues, i.e. made without any digital intermediate steps, will be remastered by Kevin Gray (Cohearent Audio) from the original master tapes and pressed on 180g vinyl at Record Technology Incorporated (RTI). The original covers are facsimile as heavy laminated gatefold sleeves. This uses a sleeve manufacturing process whose name should only mean something to LP gourmets: Tip-on sleeve. As in the days of the heavy, sturdy cardboard sleeves of the fifties and sixties, a stable cardboard base is combined with a glossy laminated surface.