28 May 2006

HAROLD LAND QUINTET - THE PEACE-MAKER




















A fantastically beautiful record that stands as the first meeting between Bobby Hutcherson and Harold Land and it's an album that's possibly even better than the more famous Blue Note work by the pair! This is one of those "once in a lifetime" jazz sessions filled with magical interplay that's made the record a favorite with collectors for years, and done with a sound that's as lyrically graceful as it is soulful and righteous. Hutcherson's vibes are at their warmest 60s mode, but still have some of the angularity of his more modern sides for Blue Note. However Land is the real discovery here as he steps out with a fluidity that surpasses any of his earlier hardbop albums, a flowing exploratory style expressed on both flute and tenor with a mode that's years ahead of its time, and sounds a lot more like work on labels like Strata East or Muse from the 70s. Tracks are nearly all originals by Land, and are the kind of thoughtful jazz compositions that show up on a rare few records from the 60s - all of them are great, and sparkle with creativity and a subdued sense of righteousness.Pretty tough to track down on vinyl its been overlooked for cd release until very recently and even now it's a Japanese issue only in a card sleeve -this is ripped from the original vinyl on the mighty Cadet label.

LINK IN COMMENTS

13 comments:

bacoso said...

http://rapidshare.de/files/21580934/The_Peace-Maker.rar.html

lee3001 said...

hi

I just signed up for a blogger account, just so I could tell you:

THANK YOU for sharing all of this, the albums you have been posting for the past weeks have been in my media player constantly, it has really meant a lot to me lately!

just thought I should tell you this as I feel that your effort is not appreciated remotely as much as you deserve!

gem after gem, and this one is no exception.

THANK YOU!

pastyhead said...

great stuff Mr.P. :)

Rod... said...

Thanks - great music...

drumfusion said...

Very good and varied Harold Land!
Thanks a lot!

alanmck said...

i adore this album, it is truly sublime. check "timetable". wonderful modal jazz loveliness.

i don't know if it ever actually got released by Cadet at the time, as i have a promo copy. anybody know?

bacoso said...

yes it was released-i have had a blue and red label copy and the later plain blue.it also appears on cadet discographies.its not that easy to track down either-ebay copies are between $30 and $60 althogh i saw a couple go for around $80 a while ago.

Slidewell said...

Another wonderful surprise from Orgy In Rhythym! I didn't know anything about Harold Land, but this is a sparkling collection of fine songs with great playing. This one, and Roy Ayers' West Coast Vibes are getting heavy rotation in my iPod!

Thanks!

D.J. said...

This one's a stunner, and I've got everything by Hutch and Land I could find before now. Eternally grateful.

brianvega said...

Please ! Help ! Someone! Fix the link so I can get in on this Harold Land album.

brianvega said...

Dear bacoso, for Peace-Maker I have followed your link but Rapid Share says file not found.
What to do ?

Brian

thePhantom* said...

Can this link be re-up'd!? Sil Vous Plait?

pat said...

Thank you so much!!! I've just found this newer post. This time I could make it! I will be able to listen to it in a few minutes. Thank you very much. You are posting great stuff. Thanks again!