Harold Land: West Coast Blues (1960) Jazzland

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I’ve been posting about the Jazzland label recently, let’s dig deep into one of the great recordings there, Harold Land, West Coast Blues! Selection: Ursula (Land) … Artists Joe Gordon (trumpet) Harold Land (tenor sax) Barry Harris (piano) Wes Montgomery … Continue reading

Harold Land: The Peace-Maker (1967) Chess

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Selection 1: The Peace-Maker (Land) 5:10 .. Selection 2: Stylin’ (Land) 3:34 . It’s rapidly approaching, Christmas/Thanksgiving/Holiday/whatever-you-wanna-call-it, so a seasonal bonus from LJC – Selection 2,Stylin’, and what a track! Outrageous! Harmonica, flute, vibes – it even smells of 1967, the faint … Continue reading

Bobby Hutcherson: Spiral (1965/8) Blue Note/UA

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 Selection: Jasper (1965) Artists On Jasper: Freddie Hubbard (trumpet) Sam Rivers (tenor, soprano sax, bass clarinet, flute) Bobby Hutcherson (vibes, marimba) Andrew Hill (piano) Richard Davis (bass) Joe Chambers (drums)recorded  Rudy Van Gelder Studio, Englewood Cliffs, NJ, April 3, 1965 Other … Continue reading

Bobby Hutcherson: Total Eclipse (1968) Blue Note/ Liberty

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Selection: Total Eclipse Artists Harold Land (tenor sax, flute) Bobby Hutcherson (vibes) Chick Corea (piano) Reggie Johnson (bass) Joe Chambers (drums) recorded Plaza Sound Studios, NYC, July 12, 1968, recording engineer George Sawtelle, Plaza Sound Studios, N.Y.C. While we are … Continue reading

Harold Land: Mapenzi (1977) Concord Jazz

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Under-appreciated labels: Concord Jazz; Under-appreciated artists: Harold Land and Blue Mitchell; Under-appreciated decade: the 70’s (though in many cases, rightly so) Selection: Habiba (Kirk Lightsey) . Artists: Harold Land Blue Mitchell Quintet Harold Land (tenor saxophone) Reggie Johnson (bass), Al … Continue reading

Harold Land: The Fox (1959) Hi Fi Jazz

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Selection: One Second, Please (Hope) . Whilst the standard pick on The Fox is… The Fox, a helter-skelter chase at breakneck speed,  it has a “showcase” feel, look how fast we can play this tricksy tune, plus I already chose … Continue reading

Hampton Hawes For Real! (1958) Contemporary US

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Selection: Wrap Your Troubles in Dreams (Moll, Koehler, Barris) Artists Harold Land (ts) Hampton Hawes (p) Scott LaFaro (b) Frank Butler (d) recorded Los Angeles, CA, March 17, 1958, engineer Roy DuNann Year: 1958 London,1958,  Britain’s first parking meter is installed. Soon the … Continue reading

Jimmy Woods Sextet “Conflict!” (1963)

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Selected Track: Aim Artists Carmell Jones (tp) Jimmy Woods (as) Harold Land (ts) Andrew Hill (p) George Tucker (b) Elvin Jones (d) recorded Los Angeles, CA, March 25 & 26, 1963 Sound by Howard Holzer ( so not Roy DuNann) … Continue reading

Carmell Jones “The Remarkable” (1961)

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Track Selection 1 ballad:  “Stellisa” > Track Selection 2 up-tempo: “Sad March” > Artists Carmell Jones (t) Harold Land (ts)  Frank Strazzeri (p) Gary Peacock (b) Leon Pettis (d) Producer/Engineer  Richard Bock (founder of Pacific Jazz) June 1961 Los Angeles, CA. Jones … Continue reading

Harold Land Red Mitchell Quintet “Hear Ye!” (1961)

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Selection: “Hear Ye!” (again)  Artists Carmell Jones (trumpet) Harold Land (tenor sax) Frank Strazzeri (piano) Red Mitchell (bass) Leon Petties (drums) recorded Los Angeles, CA, October 14 and December 13,  1961 Music Good bop, straight ahead, no time-wasting. I have … Continue reading

Curtis Counce Group Volume 2 (Counce’s bounce) 1957

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Track selection: “How Deep is the Ocean” Artists   Curtis Counce (b) Jack Sheldon (t) Frank Butler (d) Carl Perkins (p) Harold Land (ts) Recorded Contemporary Studios, Los Angeles, Recorded October 1956 – September 1957. Engineer Roy DuNann. Music Harold Land is at his best on this classic … Continue reading

Curtis Counce Group

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Selected track: “Landslide” > Artists Jack Sheldon (tp) Harold Land (ts) Carl Perkins (p) Curtis Counce (b) Frank Butler (d) recorded Los Angeles, CA, October 8, 1956 Music Original 1957 US press of Contemporary release “The Curtis Counce Group”, featuring the … Continue reading

Harold Land: “The Fox” (1959) Contemporary

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Selection: The Fox Critically acclaimed as Harold Land’s best album, “The Fox” was initially released in 1960 on the label Hifi jazz, and later re-mastered by Contemporary for this pressing. Music: Title track “The Fox” was apparently chosen for its resemblance … Continue reading

Harold Land “Grooveyard” (1958)

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Selected Track: “Nieta” (Elmo Hope)  > Artists Rolf Ericson (tp -1,2,4/8) Harold Land (ts) Carl Perkins (p) Leroy Vinnegar (b) Frank Butler (d) Recorded Los Angeles, CA, January 13 & 14, 1958 Music Whilst East Coast tenor players captured much of the … Continue reading

Monk Live at The Blackhawk (1960)

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Selection Youtube Artists Joe Gordon (tp) Harold Land, Charlie Rouse (ts) Thelonious Monk (p) John Ore (b) Billy Higgins (d) recorded “The Blackhawk”, San Francisco, CA, April 29, 1960 Music East Coast meets West Coast for a session of high energy … Continue reading

Hampton Hawes “For Real” (1958)

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Track Selection YouTube Artists Harold Land (ts) Hampton Hawes (p) Scott LaFaro (b) Frank Butler (d) recorded Los Angeles, CA, March 17, 1958 Music After weeks of New York heroin-fuelled expressionist angst, time for a break, and go West, to … Continue reading