|Genres:||Jazz Pop / Rock|
|Tags:||jazz hard bop saxophone bebop tenor sax|
|Decades:||1950s 1960s 1970s 1980s 1990s 2000s|
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18 December 1928, Houston, Texas, USA, d. 27 July 2001, Los Angeles, California, USA. Resident in San Diego, California from early childhood, tenor saxophonist Land practised extensively with Eric Dolphy, holding informal, all-day sessions at Dolphys home. Arising from the local fame these sessions engendered, Land was hired as replacement for Teddy Edwards in the Max Roach - Clifford Brown Sextet. This was in 1954, and by the time he left the band in November of the following year, Lands name and reputation were thoroughly established. In 1956, he became a member of Curtis Counces influential group, made numerous important record sessions with many leading west coast musicians, led his own groups and also co-led fine bands with bass player Red Mitchell and vibraphonist Bobby Hutcherson.
In the 80s Land worked with the Timeless All-Stars, featuring Hutcherson, trombonist Curtis Fuller, pianist Cedar Walton, drummer Billy...