Harold Land – The Fox (Full Album)

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The Fox is a 1960 album by Harold Land, originally released on the Hifijazz label and reissued by Contemporary in 1969 and on CD by Original Jazz Classics in 1991. The album features trumpeter Dupree Bolton.

AllMusic Review by Scott Yanow:

Due to his decision to settle in Los Angeles, tenor saxophonist Harold Land has long been underrated. A strong bop stylist who later on would be influenced a great deal by John Coltrane, Land in 1959 had a sound closer to Sonny Rollins. For this excellent straight-ahead quintet set with trumpeter Dupree Bolton and pianist Elmo Hope, Land performs four of Hope’s superior but little-known compositions along with two of his own. This is high-quality hard bop, easily recommended to fans of straight-ahead jazz ( https://goo.gl/tVEjPV).

Track listing:
“The Fox” (Land) 5:36
“Mirror Mind Rose” (Hope) 6:32
“One Second, Please” (Hope) 5:51
“Sims A-Plenty” (Hope) 6:17
“Little Chris” (Land) 5:10
“One Down” (Hope) 7:23

Harold Land – tenor saxophone
Dupree Bolton – trumpet
Elmo Hope – piano
Herbie Lewis – bass
Frank Butler – drums


Released: 1959
Recorded: August, 1959
Label: Hifijazz; reissued by Contemporary
Producer: David Axelrod