April 11th, 2010

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Lands End

Lands End," written by tenor s axophonist Harold Land, is one of the most relaxed and attractive items in the entire set. Based on a unison riff phrase, it is taken at a casual medium gait in a minor key, with a two-beat feel established by bassist George Morrow.... Dixieland fanatics who accuse modern jazz of continuous cacophony, as well as musicians of the older school who make similar comments about bop and other contemporary forms, migth find it instructive to listen to Lands End. Here is music that is melodic, listenable, even commercial, yet unmistakably the work of progressive minds.


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