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In A Mellow Tone

In A Mellow Tone
Wednesday June 5th, 2019 with Jim Reil
The great but under-appreciated tenor player Tina Brooks, whose classic Blue Note recordings were mostly unreleased during his short lifetime.

Tonight we follow the sadly foreshortened career of Tina Brooks, a superb tenor player at his peak in the late 1950s and early 1960s. Drug addiction soon took him out of action, but his music still lives.
Good Old Soul
Tina Brooks - True Blue
Up Tight's Creek
Tina Brooks - True Blue
Theme for Doris
Tina Brooks - True Blue
True Blue
Tina Brooks - True Blue
The Thespian
Freddie Redd Quintet - Shades of Redd
Melanie
Freddie Redd Quintet - Shades of Redd
Swift
Freddie Redd Quintet - Shades of Redd
Just a Ballad for My Baby
Freddie Redd Quintet - Shades of Redd
Talkin' About
Tina Brooks - The Waiting Game
Dhyana
Tina Brooks - The Waiting Game
David the King
Tina Brooks - The Waiting Game
The Waiting Game
Tina Brooks - The Waiting Game
Back to the Tracks
Tina Brooks - Back to the Tracks
Street Singer
Tina Brooks - Back to the Tracks
The Blues and I
Tina Brooks - Back to the Tracks
For Heaven's Sake
Tina Brooks - Back to the Tracks
The Ruby and the Pearl
Tina Brooks - Back to the Tracks
Interactive CKCU
Ron Steeds
Excellent show, Jim! Bravo!

11:52 PM, June 5th, 2019