Harold Land

February 18, 1928 – July 27, 2001

Instrument tenor sax
Birthplace Houston Texas

Available Leadsheets

Many people only know of Harold Land as the great tenor saxophone soloist who made the classic quintet recordings with the Clifford Brown - Max Roach Quintet: Joy Spring, Daahoud, The Blues Walk and other classics—many of which are available from jazzleadsheets.com. Harold is far more than just a great tenor saxophonist sideman.

Like many other jazz artists, Harold's first recordings were with R&B groups. He finally broke away into jazz recording in 1954 when he joined the Clifford Brown - Max Roach quintet. Harold got to record his first album as a leader in January of 1958 for Contemporary Records ("Harold In The Land Of Jazz"). In August, 1959, Harold did his second album as a leader, the legendary quintet album, "The Fox." In May of 1960 he recorded his third album as leader, "West Coast Blues!," a sextet date for the Jazzland label. He recorded Compulsion on this date along with two other great compositions that are available here, Ursula and Terrain.