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Harold Floyd "Tina" Brooks (June 7, 1932 – August 13, 1974) was an American hard bop tenor saxophonist and composer.

Harold Floyd Brooks was born in Fayetteville, North Carolina. The nickname "Tina", pronounced Teena, was a variation of "Teeny", a childhood moniker. He was the brother of Bubba Brooks. He studied harmony and theory with Herbert Bourne. Initially, he studied the C-melody saxophone, which he began playing shortly after he moved to New York with his family in 1944. Brooks' first… read more

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  • Avatar for Beeshor1
    Who played hipper licks than Tina? That cat was super-bad and it's a damn shame he isn't celebrated more here in the States. Long live Tina Brooks!
  • Avatar for achoice
    I love Tina man; he runs the gambit of emotions when he plays. Along with a command of the bop language: a great understanding of the use of harmony and the ability to just out right play his ass off. This is what made him one of the all time greats in my book.
  • Avatar for AenAegir
    "Legal" Drug ;-)
  • Avatar for MirkoFait
    one of my favourites... ;)
  • Avatar for ILOVEALMA
    A DRUG
  • Avatar for SirAlecHendrix
    Tina Brooks—now connected to the brandnew group ➤ [group]Round Midnight[/group]
  • Avatar for Eyeslam
    Depressing me to see how SHORT the lives of some of these greats were...

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