FIRST EVER VINYL REISSUE OF HAROLD LAND’S 1972 SOUGHT AFTER CLASSIC ‘DAMISI’ PRODUCED BY BOB SHARD FOR MAINSTREAM RECORDS AND FEATURING HIS UNIQUE BLEND MODAL JAZZ AND FUNK. FEATURING REMASTERED AUDIO, ORIGINAL ARTWORK WITH NEVER-SEEN PHOTOS AND NEW LINER NOTES BY KEVIN LE GENDRE.
WeWantSounds is delighted to reissue for the first time Harold Land’s classic LP ‘Damisi,’ recorded in Los Angeles for Bob Shad’s Mainstream Records and released in 1972.
Featuring Buster Williams (b), Ndugu (ds), Bill Henderson (keys) and Oscar Breashear (tp) the album was recorded at a crucial time when Land was shifting to a more spiritual sound. The session is a superb mix of Funk and modal Jazz and feature the monster groove “In The Back, In The Corner, In The Dark” as well as the deep, meditative track “Pakistan”.
Harold Land was born in Houston in 1928 and grew up in San Diego, California, in 1954, he joined the Max Roach/Clifford Brown Quintet recording one of the most important albums in the development of hard Bop, which was produced by Bob Shad, then the head of the Emarcy jazz label. Land quickly moved to Los Angeles and became a key saxophone player on the West Coast scene. In 1968, he started a fruitful collaboration with vibe player Bobby Hutcherson forming the Harold Land/Bobby Hutcherson Quintet that would last until 1971. Together they produced several records for Blue Note, Cadet and Mainstream Records.