Landslide – Harold Land
This Harold Land composition is a real technical workout! Lead sheets, second parts and bass part available.
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- Recording: Curtis Counce - Landslide
- Recorded on: October 8, 1956
- Label: Contemporary (C 3526)
- Concert Key: F minor
- Vocal Range: , to
- Style: Swing (medium)
- Trumpet - Jack Sheldon
- Tenor Sax - Harold Land
- Piano - Carl Perkins
- Bass - Curtis Counce
- Drums - Frank Butler
The A section of the melody is a good technical workout for the trumpet. Listen to Jack Sheldon fly through it! What appears to be an interlude after the AABA melody is actually the first four measures of the first tenor sax chorus on the recording. This is clearly indicated in all parts. The interesting coda is also written as recorded. Melody lead sheets, second parts and bass part are available.
Landslide would be a great challenge for a bassist trying to push into level 2 territory. The part stays mostly in the lower register of the instrument, but the syncopation of the bass line will keep your attention. The tune also has some great rhythmic hits in the bridge that move nicely with the harmony. Once you get walking for the solos, it's a fun exercise to navigate through the expected ii-Vs in the A sections, along with with some unexpected ii-Vs in the B sections.
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...