Okay Blues – Harold Land
A classic example of Harold Land's earlier style, with quite a variety of phrase structures packed into a compact blues form. There's a rhythm section intro which is shown with full piano voicings in our Piano/Bass part.
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- Recording: Harold Land - Eastward Ho!
- Recorded on: July 5, 1960
- Label: Jazzland (JLP 33)
- Concert Key: F
- Vocal Range: , to
- Style: Swing (medium)
- Trumpet - Kenny Dorham
- Tenor Sax - Harold Land
- Piano - Amos Trice
- Bass - Clarence Jones
- Drums - Joe Peters
There's an unusual rhythm section intro, just three measures long with a two-beat pickup. Bouncy piano phrases are answered with pedal figures in the bass, on F for two measures and C in the last measure. We have a Piano and Bass part which shows this intro with two-handed piano voicings condensed into one staff to leave room for the bass figures.
Kenny Dorham recorded three albums as a leader in 1960, including "The Arrival Of Kenny Dorham" in January and "Jazz Contemporary" in February, both featuring baritone saxophonist Charles Davis, as well as "Showboat" in December.
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...