24 June 2007

HAROLD LAND QUINTET - THE PEACE-MAKER
























After a number of requests I am reposting this for the FOURTH time so grab it now if you haven't had it before.I've ripped it from the original Vinyl @320 this time.Here's my original post:

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(Dusty Groove)

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.

13 comments:

kingpossum said...

Hey Bacoso, thanks for re-upping the Harold Land.

I've never been enamored of the West Coast style, and while this LP doesn't do anything to make me a convert, "One For Nini" is a beguiling track that will keep my ears open to hearing more. And exploring the music both new and old is what it's all about.

Thanks for all you do to keep the quest interesting.

Regards,

rocketboy said...

I downloaded your 192 rip, and then your 320. Lurv the quality, and thank you for time and trouble. A beautifully melodic addition to my lounge/jazz collection :)

Kieron said...

Stupendous. I've only recently started to explore Harold Land's recordings and this is the best so far I think. I guess most people only know 'The Fox' but this is the equal to that effort. Love this site!

Ernesto said...

Four times uploaded and no one time
are the personnel included?
Uhmm...

bacoso said...

ernesto-use google to look it up.I don't have the time to give detailed replies to posts this old.
btw do you live in leeds?

onthebeat said...

Great album, thanks.

arshille said...

Thank You for sharing this incredible music -
Best Wishes from arshille

arshille said...

Thank You for sharing this incredible music -
Best Wishes from arshille

Jim Byers said...

Thanks, I just found your site yesterday and am blown awaaaaay..

M said...

thanks!!!!
4th time lucky, i always seem to miss out on this one!! still looking for the lp too!!

theninthplanet said...

Many thanks for this. All the Land/Hutcherson collaborations are great - looking forward to hearing this one. One of these days I'll find a decent vinyl copy too...

Collectionist said...

thanks for the reup-reup-reup-reup

OldHippieRick said...

Sweet Grooves and up-grade Thanks..