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Tina BrooksThe Waiting Game

Label:Blue Note – B0032109-01, Blue Note – BST-40536, Blue Note – BST 40536, Blue Note – ST-40536
Series:Blue Note Tone Poet Series
Vinyl, LP, Album, Reissue, Stereo, 180g, Gatefold
Style:Hard Bop


A1Talkin' About
Written-ByTina Brooks
A2One For Myrtle
Written-ByTina Brooks
Written-ByTina Brooks
B1David The King
Written-ByTina Brooks
B2Stranger In Paradise
Written-ByBorodin*, Forrest*, Wright*
B3The Waiting Game
Written-ByTina Brooks

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Recorded March 2, 1961.

℗ 1985 Capitol Records, LLC. © 2020 UMG Recordings, Inc. 1750 Vine Street, Hollywood, CA 90028 - USA

Barcode and Other Identifiers

  • Barcode (Text): 6 02508 93419 3
  • Barcode (Scanned): 0602508934193
  • Matrix / Runout (A side label): B0032109-01 A
  • Matrix / Runout (B side label): B0032109-01 B
  • Matrix / Runout (A side runout, etched): B0032109-01-A [email protected] 35563.1(3)...
  • Matrix / Runout (B side runout, etched): B0032109-01-B [email protected] 35563.2(3)...

Other Versions (5)View All

Title (Format)LabelCat#CountryYear
New Submission
The Waiting Game (CD, Album)Blue NoteTOCJ-66075Japan1999
The Waiting Game (CD, Album, Limited Edition, Reissue, Stereo)Blue Note7243 5 40536 2 7US2002
The Waiting Game (CD, Album, Limited Edition, Reissue)Blue Note7243 5 40536 2 7UK & Europe2002
New Submission
The Waiting Game (CD, Album, Reissue, Remastered, SHM-CD)Blue NoteUCCQ-5029Japan2014
New Submission
The Waiting Game (CD, Album, Limited Edition, Reissue, Stereo, SHM-CD)Blue NoteUCCQ-9322Japan2017
cyberruss's profile picture
Another fantastic TP series release. Awesome sound. KG’s mastering seems to be able to capture that RVG essence.
gsolis31's profile picture
Edited one month ago
Mine has a skip in the same spot of A2 One For Myrtle, but I have not given it a thorough cleaning so I hope that will resolve it. Otherwise I like this record a lot, I don't have any other Tina Brooks, I don't know about it being too laid back or it not being tone poetry - it's stellar and you should get it if you can.

Edit - after a wet cleaning, the skip is gone and I am very happy.
33.3_latitude's profile picture
Tone poet sound outstanding.
Great RE, dead quiet background.
.TORN.'s profile picture
Edited 5 months ago
Great sounding, nice relaxed session. There may be more passionate sessions but sometimes you just want to lay back and enjoy the melodies. This is where it’s at.
bearded_frank's profile picture
My LP has a very slight warp and Side 2 is a little bit off center. This shouldn't happen with a high price product and quality promise like this. However, the flaws turn out so little on my copy and because the sound and the music itself is so great here, it would be a shame to not own it. It's still worth it.
mwrobelsr5's profile picture
Edited 6 months ago
The Blue Note Tone Poet series tells many stories, not all of them happy. The saga of Tina Brooks in jazz is short and not too sweet. We hear the hard work and camaraderie on the record, but not the struggles. Thankfully, Blue Note has the tapes and wherewithal to bring this music forward to be appreciated by all. While we grab up these masterful sessions from the glory days of jazz, let’s not forget the people behind them. Thanks Blue Note for bringing these LPs and the stories out for us to enjoy and learn about jazz.
normankan's profile picture
My copy is just perfect! Not a click or pop. The music itself is wonderful!!!
LordRockingham's profile picture
Edited 7 months ago
Fabulous! Worth it for the drumming alone. Perfect press and worthy hot hard bop session imo.
georgepibas's profile picture
just amazing gathering of these great musicians, a must have
noodles666's profile picture
my pressing is off centre on side 1, but a lot for an audiohile vinyl. And a bit warped too. It goes back. 3rd Tone Poet now for a replacement on my side in this series.