Grooveyard (Audiophile 180gr. HQ Vinyl)
  • Contemporary S7550 Contemporary S7550

Harold Land

Grooveyard (Audiophile 180gr. HQ Vinyl)

Jazz Workshop Vinyl

Personnel:
Harold Land (ts), Rolf Ericson (tp), Carl Perkins (p), Leroy Vinnegar (b), Frank Butler (d), Elmo Hope (arr)

Reference: JW-083 LP

Format: LP / 12" / 33rpm / STEREO
Label: JAZZ WORKSHOP
Catalogue Reference: JW-083
Recording Year: 1958
Country of Pressing: SPAIN
Comments: Sealed New Copy
Reissue of the original Contemporary S7550
Cover Grade: MINT
Vinyl Grade: MINT


Side One:

1. Speak Low (Weill-Nash) 5:36
2. Delirium (Harold Land) 6:41
3. You Don't Know What Love Is (Raye-De Paul) 3:56
4. Smack Up (Harold Land) 7:11

Side Two:

1. Grooveyard (Carl Perkins) 7:01
2. Lydia's Lament (Harold Land) 5:46
3. Nieta (Elmo Hope) 4:35
4. Promised Land (Harold Land) 6:28 *

Originally issued in Stereo on CONTEMPORARY S7550

(*) Bonus Track

Personnel:
Harold Land (tenor sax), Rolf Ericson (trumpet), Carl Perkins (piano), Leroy Vinnegar (bass), Frank Butler (drums). Arrangements by Elmo Hope & Harold Land.
Recorded at Contemporary's studio in Los Angeles, on January 13 & 14, 1958

Sound engineers: Roy DuNann & Howard Holzer
Produced by Lester Koenig
Liner notes written by Nat Hentoff
Cover photography: Walter Zerlinden
Design: George Kershaw
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Review:

"Other than four titles from 1949, this set has tenor saxophonist Harold Land's first sessions as a leader. Teamed up on the West Coast with trumpeter Rolf Ericson, pianist Carl Perkins, bassist Leroy Vinnegar, and drummer Frank Butler. Land shows that hard bop was very much alive in Los Angeles in the late '50s. His tone is cooler and softer than it would become later on, but it was already pretty distinctive. Land performs three of his swinging originals, the original version of Perkins' "Grooveyard" (which became a minor standard), an obscurity by Elmo Hope, and the standards "Speak Low" and "You Don't Know What Love Is." This reissue also adds "Promised Land" to the original program. Fine straight-ahead music."

Scott Yanow -All Music Guide

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$21.06  (tax incl.)

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