Roy Brooks Beat
Recorded for Berry Gordy's short-lived Workshop Jazz label at the Hitsville USA studio, drummer Roy Brooks, joined by fellow Detroit natives George Bohanon and Hugh Lawson, along with his Horace Silver Quintet bandmates Blue Mitchell, Junior Cook, and Eugene Taylor, injects a Motor City soul-jazz groove into the hard bop roots of this engaging 1964 album.
VERVE BY REQUEST SERIES: remastered from the original analog tapes, pressed on audiophile-quality 180-gram vinyl at Third Man Pressing/Detroit
Roy Brooks (drums); Blue Mitchell (trumpet); Eugene Taylor (bass); Hugh Lawson (piano); George Bohanon (trombone); Junior Cook (tenor sax)
A2 If You Could See Me Now
A3 Passin’ The Buck
B3 My Secret Passion