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Roy BrooksUnderstanding

Label:Reel To Real (2) – RTR-LP-007
Format:
3 x Vinyl, LP, Record Store Day, Deluxe Edition, Limited Edition, Numbered, Remastered, 180 Gram
Country:US
Released:
Genre:Jazz
Style:Post Bop

Tracklist

A1Prelude To Understanding
Written-ByR. Brooks*
22:08
B1Understanding
Written-ByR. Brooks*
20:12
C1Billie's Bounce
Written-ByC. Parker*
21:04
D1Zoltan
Written-ByW. Shaw*
23:20
E1Taurus Woman
Written-ByC. Garnett*
17:09
F1Taurus Woman (Continuation)
Written-ByC. Garnett*
15:15
F2The Theme
Written-ByM. Davis*
4:28
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Credits

Notes

Record Store Day exclusive release, part of the July 17th drops.
Limited Edition 1st Pressing of 2,000 copies, hand-numbered.

Recorded Live at the Famous Ballroom in Baltimore, MD on November 1, 1970.

Comes with extensive booklet.

All rights BMI except LP side C, which is public domain.

Barcode and Other Identifiers

  • Barcode (Text): 8 75531 01943 8
  • Barcode (Scanned): 875531019438
  • Rights Society (A1,B1,D1,E1,F1,F2): BMI
  • Matrix / Runout (Side A, Etched): RTRLP00007-A KPG@CA
  • Matrix / Runout (Side B, Etched): RTRLP00007-B KPG@CA
  • Matrix / Runout (Side C, Etched): RTRLP00007-C KPG@CA
  • Matrix / Runout (Side D, Etched): RTRLP00007⊥D KPG@CA
  • Matrix / Runout (Side E, Etched): RTRLP00007-E KPG@CA
  • Matrix / Runout (Side F, Etched): RTRLP00007-F KPG@CA

Other Versions (1)

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Title (Format)LabelCat#CountryYear
New Submission
Understanding (2×CD, Album, Remastered)Reel To Real (2)RTR-CD-007Canada2021

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Reviews

  • andrewrledford's avatar
    Incredible album, beautifully presented and packaged. Also pleased with the sound quality. Cannot recommend enough.
    • Rynie27's avatar
      Rynie27
      This shown is straight fire. Just sizzling. Sound quality is much better than I had anticipated. Sq-wise I would give this an 8/10. Very happy this was released.
      • quinnmarshall's avatar
        quinnmarshall
        What a concert. These guys left everything on the floor. The stamina alone to play a show like this is really a thing to behold - they were digging deep. Garnett's tenor sax solo at the beginning of Taurus Woman... that one really perked my ears up.
        • creeksiderecords's avatar
          Found on of these in a record shop today. So yes, these are still out there! Rare, but a niche title
          • JR_Nortz's avatar
            JR_Nortz
            Pretty sure the track “Zoltan” seared off some of my flesh.
            • peederaustin's avatar
              peederaustin
              Juno in the UK just put up some copies… ‘low stock’.
              Just grabbed one🙌
              https://www.juno.co.uk/search/?facet%5Bmirror_artist_facetm%5D%5B%5D=roy+brooks&hide_forthcoming=0
              • wedestroymyths's avatar
                Grabbed this today. I skipped RSD again this year, but was stoked and surprised to see my local shop had four copies on the shelf. Listening now and it's a helluva performance and beautifully presented.
                • kyl2113's avatar
                  kyl2113
                  Terrific record, performances, package. I had to pay a 30% premium at a local record shop to secure a copy. My copy says: "Limited Edition 1st Pressing of 2,000". So they are probably going to re-issue this thing with a less deluxe presentation. Maybe it won't include the little booklet or something.
                  • MultiTrak's avatar
                    MultiTrak
                    Scarcity aside, this is a wonderful release that I can't believe has been shelved this long, especially since it was recorded pretty well. The mastering and pressing are both top notch and I know the year is far from over, but I'd say this is most likely the best archival release of the year. Reel to Real and Kevin Gray knocked this one out of the park.
                    • Varejao17's avatar
                      Varejao17
                      On my copy the labels for Side A and Side B are on the wrong sides. Great concert and performance though!

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