Roy Brooks - Beat
Roy Brooks - Beat
Roy Brooks - Beat
Roy Brooks - Beat
Roy Brooks - Beat
Roy Brooks - Beat
Roy Brooks - Beat
Roy Brooks - Beat
Roy Brooks - Beat
Roy Brooks - Beat

Roy Brooks - Beat

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Drums – Roy Brooks

Trumpet – Blue Mitchell [click here to see more vinyl featuring Blue Mitchell]

Bass – Eugene Taylor

Piano – Hugh Lawson

Tenor Saxophone – Junior Cook

Trombone – George Bohanon

Written by Joe Henderson (A1, B1), Tadd Dameron & Carl Sigman (A2), Roy Brooks (A3), Alice McLeod (B2), Duke Pearson (B3)


1 LP, standard sleeve

Original analog Master tape : YES

Heavy Press : 180g

Record color : black

Speed : 33RPM

Size : 12”



Record Press : Third Man Pressing

Label : Verve - Verve by request series

Original Label : Workshop Jazz

Recorded at the Hitsville USA studio

Produced by Berry Gordy, Henry Cosby, William Stevenson

Remastered and lacquer cut by Ryan Smith at Sterling Sound

Reissue supervised by Ken Druker

Originally released in 1964

Reissued in November 2022



Side A:

  1. Homestretch
  2. If You Could See Me Now
  3. Passin' the Buck

Side B:

  1. Soulin'
  2. Soulsphere
  3. My Secret Passion

    Reviews :

    “Recorded for Berry Gordy's short-lived Workshop Jazz imprint, Roy Brooks' simply but authoritatively titled Beat fuses the intellectual rigors of the modern idiom with the physical prowess of soul-jazz to create a record of uncommon scope and reach. Working with Horace Silver Quintet colleagues Blue Mitchell, Junior Cook, and Gene Taylor alongside Detroit contemporaries George Bohannon and Hugh Lawson, Brooks channels influences spanning the breadth of the Motor City scene, resulting in a clutch of challenging but engaging performances with the unmistakable patina of the embryonic Motown sound. While their technical proficiency is stunning, Brooks' rhythms never lose sight of the almighty groove, and for its hard bop stridency, the record has the proverbial good beat and you can dance to it.” AllMusic Review by Jason Ankeny


    Ratings :

    AllMusic : 4 / 5 , Discogs : 4,57 / 5

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