13 December 2006

HAROLD LAND QUINTET - THE PEACE-MAKER























I Thought I would re-post this fantastic lp by Harold Land which first appeared here at OIR back in May this year.Note-the link's at Rapidshare.de
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.

6 comments:

Michael said...

thanks a ton for making me aware of this one - i dont want to admit that its better than san fran, but i think you are right - a very very close call between the two!

1Surfrider said...

Is there a way to get this link to work?

Rapidhare is giving the "hard drive is full" message that it did when switching from DE to Com.

thanks, I love Harold Land...well I don't want to marry him or anything, just love the way he plays sax.

bacoso said...

rapidshare link works fine-just tried it .got the free down load ticket or pay for premium account.hard drive is full message refers to uploads not downloads.No dont think i want to marry him either-hes been dead for a few years now!

Rab Hines said...

Beautiful

Orin said...

This is a wonderful album.

Nunne said...

Feeling like a total loser, but just like 1surfrider, I can't get the lind to work ("File do not exist")...

And I've been looking for The Peace-Maker for quite some time!