It's Where It's At – Harold Land
This exciting uptempo swinger was originally recorded with a big band, but it works equally well in a small group setting. It's built around a recurring vamp which expands the AABC form to 50 measures.
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- Recording: Gerald Wilson - Live And Swinging
- Recorded on: April 1, 1967
- Label: Pacific Jazz (PJ-10118)
- Concert Key: A-flat
- Vocal Range: , to
- Style: Swing (uptempo)
- Trumpet - Gary Barone, Dick Forrest, Larry McGuire, Alex Rodriguez, Al Porcino, Charles Tolliver
- Trombone - Lester Robertson, Mike Barone, Thurman Green
- Bass Trombone - Don Switzer
- Alto Sax - Ramon Borjorquez, Anthony Ortega
- Tenor Sax - Harold Land, Hadley Caliman
- Bari Sax - Howard Johnson
- Piano - Phil Moore
- Bass - Buddy Woodson
- Drums - Carl Lott
Our lead sheets show the dynamics used in the original big band arrangement. Both the intro and coda repeat the vamp progressively louder, with more horns added each time. In these sections, the melody pitches shown in our lead sheet are not the top notes every time; different repeats of the vamp have different notes in the chord as the top of the horn voicing. This can be explored in a small group setting as well.
February 18, 1928 – July 27, 2001
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. Read more...