Tuesday, December 18, 2012

Harold Land - Black Caucus

Speaking of Bobby Hutcherson, of whom I payed tribute to last week, there probably wasn't another musician in which the vibraphonist collaborated more with than Harold Land. The two proved to be a dynamic and formidable team, consistently playing on each other's recordings for over three decades including classic albums like San Francisco, Head On, Cirrus, The Peace-Maker and others. Harold Land sadly passed away back in 2001 at the age of 73 and today would of been his 85 birthday. To help celebrate this great musician and his collaborative work he did with Bobby Hutcherson, here is the hypnotic soul jazz gem "Black Caucus" off of Land's 1971 Choma (Burn) album. This record is one of three that the great saxophonist released off of Mainstream Records as a leader. Even though these releases where a slight departure in sound for Land in comparison to some of his earlier hardbop recordings, they represent some of the saxophonist's best work. Enjoy!

Harold Land - Black Caucus

1 comment:

capisconne said...

I didn't know Harold Land's fusion-groovie side.
Great experience!

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