Tenor saxophonist and session musician for many recordings and with an array of other performers, including Freddie Hubbard.
He worked with Sonny Thompson in 1951 and went on to play with Lionel Hampton.
He recorded almost twenty albums over the course of his life, including Cool Blues in 1958.
He was born in Fayetteville, North Carolina.
Brooks recorded with Blue Note, like Richard Mitchell.