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Cecil Brooks III

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Cecil Brooks III (born 1959) is an American jazz drummer and record producer who has worked with Arthur Blythe, Russell Gunn, John Hicks, Andrew Hill, Etta Jones, Roseanna Vitro, Marvin Peterson, and Jimmy Ponder.[1]

A native of the Homewood neighborhood of Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, Brooks released a number of albums for Muse and Savant.[1] The jazz club that he started in Montclair, New Jersey – Cecil's – closed in 2012 after 10 years.[2]

Discography

As leader

  • The Collective (Muse, 1989)
  • Hangin' with Smooth (Muse, 1992)
  • Neck Peckin' Jammie (Muse, 1994)
  • Smokin' Jazz (Muse, 1996)
  • For Those Who Love to Groove (Savant, 1999)
  • Live at Sweet Basil Vol. 2 (Savant, 2001)
  • Double Exposure (Savant, 2006)
  • Hot Dog (Savant, 2009)

As sideman

With Arthur Blythe

With Don Braden

  • Landing Zone (Landmark, 1995)
  • Organic (Epicure, 1995)
  • The Voice of the Saxophone (RCA Victor/BMG, 1997)
  • Brighter Days (HighNote, 2001)
  • The New Hang (HighNote, 2004)
  • Gentle Storm (HighNote, 2008)
  • Luminosity (Creative Perspective Music, 2015)

With John Hicks

With Etta Jones

With Jimmy Ponder

  • James Street (HighNote, 1997)
  • Guitar Christmas (HighNote, 1998)
  • Thumbs Up (HighNote, 2001)
  • What's New (HighNote, 2005)

With Jack Walrath

  • Serious Hang (Muse, 1992)
  • Hipgnosis (TCB, 1995)
  • Godzilla Jazz (Paddle Wheel, 1998)
  • Invasion of the Booty Shakers (Savant, 2002)

With others

References

  1. ^ a b "Cecil Brooks III | Album Discography". AllMusic. Retrieved 12 December 2018.
  2. ^ "What's News". The New York City Jazz Record. No. 119. March 2012. p. 5.
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