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Harold Land

Primary Instrument: Sax, tenor

Born: December 18, 1928 | Died: July, 2001    

Harold Land

The West Coast saxophonist known for his associations with the masterful quintet led by trumpeter Clifford Brown and drummer Max Roach in the mid-50's and with the internationally acclaimed quintet he co-led with Bobby Hutcherson in the late '60s. He engaged in an individualistic style and an expressive tone, mixing compelling melody readings with alluring improvisations.

Land, born in Houston and raised in San Diego, moved to Los Angeles in the early '50s. In 1954, he joined the famed Brown-Roach quintet, with which he toured the United States and recorded several albums for EmArcy (all of which are available as reissue CDs). After two years with the ensemble, Land felt the need to be closer to his family, which was in Los Angeles, and so he returned and resided there ever since....
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  • Take Aim

    Mighty Quinn Productions
    2006
  • A Lazy Afternoon

    Timeless
    1995
  • Damisi

    Timeless
    1991
  • The Fox

    Timeless
    1988
  • West Coast Blues!

    Timeless
    1984
  • Xocia's Dance

    Timeless
    1982
  • Take Aim

    Timeless
    1980
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