Eastward Ho!

Howard Land

Eastward Ho
  • CAT # OJCCD-493-25

    1. So In Love 5:59
    2. Triple Trouble 5:47
    3. Slowly 7:03
    4. On A Little Street In Singapore 7:07
    5. Okay Blues 12:25

A strong-toned tenor player whose career stretched from the Fifties through the Nineties, Harold Land has an unusual reputation-by-association: he has worked with a great variety of major artists without ever seeming at all outclassed, but without ever achieving star status of his own. Land was the original saxophonist--preceding Sonny Rollins--with the Max Roach/Clifford Brown group, appeared (for one example) on Thelonious Monk’s last Riverside album and (for another) had Wes Montgomery for a sideman on his own first Jazzland album (West Coast Blues!/OJC-146). On this, his second album for that label, he stands alongside trumpet giant Kenny Dorham, who coincidentally had been the replacement hired by Roach after Brown’s tragic death.

with Kenny Dorham, Amos Trice, Clarence Jones, Joe Peters

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