Harold Land Catalog

1949 (age 21)

Various Artists - Black California  (Savoy SJL 2215)

Froegel Brigham (trumpet) Russell B. Campbell (trombone) William S. Doty (alto sax) Harold Land (tenor sax) Fred Jackson (piano) Dave Dyson (bass) Leon Petties (drums)
Los Angeles, CA, April 25, 1949
SLA524Outlandish
SLA525Swingin' On Savoy
SLA526Dan Diego Bounce
SLA527I'll Remember April

1958 (age 30)

Harold Land - Harold In The Land Of Jazz  (Contemporary C 3550)

Rolf Ericson (trumpet) Harold Land (tenor sax) Carl Perkins (piano) Leroy Vinnegar (bass) Frank Butler (drums)
Contemporary's Studio, Los Angeles, CA, January 13, 1958
Speak Low
Lydia's Lament
Smack Up
same personnel
Contemporary's Studio, Los Angeles, CA, January 14, 1958
Delirium
You Don't Know What Love Is
Nieta
Grooveyard
** also issued on Contemporary C 3550 (later), S 7550 entitled "Harold Land Quintet - Grooveyard". Original Jazz Classics OJC-162, OJCCD-162-2.

Harold Land - Harold In The Land Of Jazz  (Original Jazz Classics OJCCD-162-2)

Rolf Ericson (trumpet) Harold Land (tenor sax) Carl Perkins (piano) Leroy Vinnegar (bass) Frank Butler (drums): same personnel
Contemporary's Studio, Los Angeles, CA, January 13, 1958
Promised Land
** reissue of Contemporary C 3550 + 1 bonus track.

The Harold Land Quartet - Jazz At The Cellar 1958  (Lone Hill Jazz (Sp) LHJ10291)

Harold Land (tenor sax) Elmo Hope (piano) Scott LaFaro (bass) Lennie McBrowne (drums)
"The Cellar", Vancouver, BC, Canada, November, 1958
Cherokee
Just Friends
The Scene Is Clean
Big Foot
Come Rain Or Come Shine

1959

The Harold Land Quintet - The Fox  (HiFi Jazz J 612)

Dupree Bolton (trumpet) Harold Land (tenor sax) Elmo Hope (piano) Herbie Lewis (bass) Frank Butler (drums)
Radio Recorders, Studio B, Los Angeles, CA, August, 1959
The Fox
Mirror Mind Rose
One Second, Please
Sims A-Plenty
Little Chris
One Down
** also issued on HiFi Jazz SJ 612. Contemporary M 3619, S 7619; Original Jazz Classics OJC-343, OJCCD-343-2 entitled "The Fox".

Various Artists - This Is The Blues, Vol. 1  (Pacific Jazz PJ-13)

Gerald Wilson (trumpet) Harold Land (tenor sax) Jackie Davis (organ) Jim Hall (guitar) Curtis Counce (bass) Nat Morris Jr. (drums)
Los Angeles, CA, late 1959
E6599Blowin' The Blues

Various Artists - The Blues, Vol. 3 - Blowin' The Blues  (World Pacific JWC-512)

Gerald Wilson (trumpet) Harold Land (tenor sax) Jackie Davis (organ) Jim Hall (guitar) Curtis Counce (bass) Nat Morris Jr. (drums): same session
Los Angeles, CA, late 1959
Blowin' The Blues (alternate take) (as Funky Organ Blues)

1960

Harold Land - West Coast Blues!  (Jazzland JLP 20)

Joe Gordon (trumpet) Harold Land (tenor sax) Barry Harris (piano) Wes Montgomery (guitar) Sam Jones (bass) Louis Hayes (drums)
Fugazi Hall, San Francisco, CA, May 17, 1960
Terrain
Compulsion
same personnel
Fugazi Hall, San Francisco, CA, May 18, 1960
Ursula
Klactoveedsedstene
Don't Explain
West Coast Blues
** also issued on Jazzland JLP 920; Original Jazz Classics OJC-146, OJCCD-146-2.

Harold Land In New York - Eastward Ho!  (Jazzland JLP 33)

Kenny Dorham (trumpet) Harold Land (tenor sax) Amos Trice (piano) Clarence Jones (bass) Joe Peters (drums)
Plaza Sound Studios, NYC, July 5, 1960
Slowly
On A Little Street In Singapore
Okay Blues
same personnel
Plaza Sound Studios, NYC, July 8, 1960
So In Love
Triple Trouble
** also issued on Jazzland JLP 933; Original Jazz Classics OJC-493, OJCCD-493-2.

Harold Land - Take Aim  (Blue Note LT-1057)

Martin Banks (trumpet) Harold Land (tenor sax) Amos Trice (piano) Clarence Jones (bass) Leon Pettis (drums)
Radio Recorders, Los Angeles, CA, July 25, 1960
As You Like It
Take Aim
Land Of Peace
Reflections
Blue Nellie
You're My Thrill

1963

The Harold Land Quintet - Jazz Impressions Of Folk Music  (Imperial LP 9247)

Carmell W. Jones (trumpet) Harold Land (tenor sax) John Houston (piano) Jim Bond (bass) Mel Lee (drums)
Radio Recorders, Los Angeles, CA, July 3, 1963
Tom Dooley
Scarlet Ribbons
Kisses Sweeter Than Wine
same personnel
Radio Recorders, Los Angeles, CA, July 17, 1963
Foggy Foggy Dew
On Top Of Old Smokey
Take This Hammer
Blue Tail Fly
Hava Nagila
** also issued on Imperial LP 12247.
** part of Mosaic MS-002.

1967

Harold Land Quintet - The Peace-Maker  (Cadet LP 813)

Harold Land (tenor sax) Bobby Hutcherson (vibes) Joe Sample (piano) Buster Williams (bass) Donald Bailey (drums, harmonica)
Annex Studios, Los Angeles, CA, December 11, 1967 & February 26, 1968
17054One For Nini
17055The Peace-Maker
1705640 Love
17057Timetable
17058Angel Dance
17059Imagine
17060Stylin'
17061The Aquarian

1971 (age 43)

Harold Land - A New Shade Of Blue  (Mainstream MRL 314)

Harold Land (tenor sax) Bobby Hutcherson (vibes) Bill Henderson (piano, electric piano) Buster Williams ("Buster" bass) Billy Hart (drums) Mtume (congas)
released 1971
A New Shade Of Blue
Mtume
Ode To Angela
De-Liberation
Short Subject

Various Artists - Jazz  (Mainstream MRL 408)

Harold Land (tenor sax) Bobby Hutcherson (vibes) Bill Henderson (piano, electric piano) Buster Williams ("Buster" bass) Billy Hart (drums) Mtume (congas): same session
released 1971
Dark Mood

Harold Land - Choma (Burn)  (Mainstream MRL 344)

Harold Land (tenor sax, leader) Bobby Hutcherson (vibes, marimba) Bill Henderson (piano) Harold Land Jr. (piano, electric piano) Reggie Johnson (bass) Ndugu, Woody Theus (drums)
released 1971
Choma (Burn)
Our Home
Black Caucus
Up And Down

1972

Harold Land - Damisi  (Mainstream MRL 367)

Oscar Brashear (trumpet, flugelhorn) Harold Land (tenor sax, oboe) Bill Henderson (electric, acoustic piano) Buster Williams (Fender bass, acoustic bass) Ndugu (Leon Chancler) (drums)
released 1972
Step Right Up To The Bottom
In The Back, In The Corner, In The Dark
Pakistan
Chocolate Mess
Damisi
** also issued on Mainstream MDCD 714.

1977

The Harold Land/Blue Mitchell Quintet - Mapenzi  (Concord Jazz CJ-44)

Blue Mitchell (trumpet, flugelhorn) Harold Land (tenor sax) Kirk Lightsey (keyboards) Reggie Johnson (bass) Al "Tootie" Heath (drums)
Sunwest Recording Studios, Hollywood, CA, April 14, 1977
Mapenzi
Rapture
Habiba
Blue Silver
Everything's Changed
Inner Voice
Tres Senderos
** also issued on Concord Jazz CCD-4044.

1980 (age 52)

Harold Land With Eiji Kitamura - Live At Junk  (Yupiteru Records (J) YJ25-7033)

Eiji Kitamura (clarinet) Harold Land (tenor sax) Toshihiko Ogawa (piano) Mitsuaki Furuno (bass) Donald Bailey (drums)
"Ginza Junk", Tokyo, Japan, December 9, 1980
The Night Has A Thousand Eyes
There Will Never Be Another You
Lover Man
Wave
How High The Moon
Stella By Starlight

1981

Force And Harold Land - Live At The L.A.  (FIC (J) FIC-002)

Harold Land (tenor sax) Kinta Hamada (vibes) Naoki Nishi (piano) Kenichi Uchiyama (bass) Takeshi Inomata (drums)
"Maiden Voyage", Los Angeles, CA, September 5, 6 & 8, 1981
Manteca
Tomodachi
Four
I Remember Clifford
Walkin'

Harold Land - Xocia's Dance (Sue-Sha)  (Muse MR 5272)

Oscar Brashear (trumpet, flugelhorn) Harold Land (tenor sax) Bobby Hutcherson (vibes -2,4,5) George Cables (piano) John Heard (bass) Billy Higgins (drums) Ray Armando (percussion)
Sage & Sound Studio, Hollywood, CA, October 22, 1981
1.Dark Mood
2.Daisy Forever
3.Xocia's Dance (Sue-Sha's Dance)
4.Ah, I See
5.To Lydia With Love
** also issued on Muse MCD 5272.

Harold Land - Xocia's Dance (Sue-Sha)  (Muse MCD 5272)

Oscar Brashear (trumpet, flugelhorn) Harold Land (tenor sax) George Cables (piano) John Heard (bass) Billy Higgins (drums) Ray Armando (percussion)
Sage & Sound Studio, Hollywood, CA, October 22, 1981
Blues For You
Dark Mood (alternate take)
** reissue of Muse MR 5272 + 2 bonus tracks.

1984

Makoto Terashita Meets Harold Land - Topology  (Aketa's Disk (J) AD-16)

Harold Land (tenor sax) Makoto Terashita (piano) Yasushi Yoneki (bass) Mike Reznikoff (drums) Takayuki Koizumi (percussion)
Aoyama Studio, Tokyo, Japan, June 11, 1984
Dragon Dance
World Peace
Dear Friends
Takeuma
I.Ha.To.Bo
Crossing

1994 (age 66)

Harold Land - A Lazy Afternoon  (Postcards POST1008)

Harold Land (tenor sax) Bill Henderson (piano) James Leary (bass) Billy Higgins (drums) Ray Ellis (orchestra arranger, conductor)
Music Grinder Studios, Hollywood, CA, December 28, 29 & 31, 1994
Lazy Afternoon
You Don't Know What Love Is
In A Sentimental Mood
Nature Boy
You Go To My Head
But Beautiful
Invitation
Stella By Starlight
The End Of A Love Affair
You've Changed
Wave
Round Midnight

2000 (age 72)

Harold Land Quartet - Promised Land  (Audiophoric APCD JZ-0002)

Harold Land (tenor sax) Mulgrew Miller (piano) Ray Drummond (bass) Billy Higgins (drums)
David Philips Sound Studio, La Jolla, CA, August 6, 2000
Inner Voice
Ugly Beauty
What's New
Dark Mood
Like Someone In Love
Mapenzi