Sunday, October 17, 2010

Harold in New York

Tenor saxophonist Harold Land and trumpeter Kenny Dorham make for a potent front line on this CD reissue, a superior hard bop set. With an obscure and quietly boppish rhythm section (pianist Amos Trice, bassist Clarence Jones, and drummer Joe Peters) giving suitable backup, Land and Dorham stretch out on five selections, most notably Cole Porter's "So in Love," "On a Little Street in Singapore," and Land's "O.K. Blues," which was dedicated to producer Orrin Keepnews. A fine effort that serves as a strong example of Harold Land's early work.
Scott Yanow
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Harold Land
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Harold Land in New York


1 So in Love (Porter) 5:58
2 Triple Trouble (Trice) 5:46
3 Slowly (Goell, Raksin) 6:59
4 On a Little Street in Singapore (DeRose, Hill) 7:07
5 Okay Blues (Land) 12:23

Harold Land - ts
Kenny Dorham - tp
Amos Trice - p
Clarence Jones - b
Joe Peters - dr

Recorded in New York City ; June 5 & 8, 1960


Melanchthon said...

Kovina Kris said...

Thank you Mel. I look forward to hearing this one.