Theme For Doris – Harold "Tina" Brooks
This is a beautiful, melodic tune related to Horace Silver's Nica's Dream, with an even longer form.
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- Recording: Tina Brooks - True Blue
- Recorded on: June 25, 1960
- Label: Blue Note (BLP 4041)
- Concert Key: C minor
- Vocal Range: , to
- Style: Latin/swing (medium up)
- Trumpet - Freddie Hubbard
- Tenor Sax - Tina Brooks
- Piano - Duke Jordan
- Bass - Sam Jones
- Drums - Art Taylor
Tina wrote this composition for his older sister Doris.
June 7, 1932 – August 15, 1973
Harold Floyd "Tina" Brooks and his twin brother Harry were born in Fayetteville, North Carolina, becoming the youngest of eight children. The family moved to NYC in 1944. By then, Harold was already being called Tina (pronounced Teena), a grade school nickname that came from his tiny or teensy size. Around this time, he started playing the C Melody saxophone, studying with his 10 year older brother David "Bubba" Brooks, Jr. Bubba had become an established R&B tenor saxophonist, and in late 1950, Tina subbed for Bubba for a few months in pianist Sonny Thompson's R&B band. Tina made his first recording with this band. Read more...