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Harold Land Jr

Harold Land, Jr. has toured Asia, Africa, Europe, and North America with Jazz and Funk greats such as Marvin Gaye, Gerald Wilson, Freddie Hubbard, Kenny Burrell, Pharoah Saunders, Lee Morgan, Roy Ayers, Roland Kirk, Sweet Baby J'ai, Dwight Trible, and many others. The Crusaders' pianist Joe Sample introduced Harold to Wayne Henderson. The meeting led to Harold's first professional gig, and to his first two album appearances, including the cult favorite "People Get Ready". He credits bandleader Gerald Wilson with giving him his first traditional Jazz gig, which came shortly after his time with Henderson

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Justin Chart

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Justin, a Trailblazer of the Modern West Coast Free-Jazz Sound, has a unique edge, the vibe is instantly seductive and familiar, he is known in West Coast Jazz circles as "The Blizzard". because of his explosive playing and intricate compositional changes. With a harmonic edge deeply rooted in the jazz lineage, musical expressions stand out as distinctly modern in color and style A Saxophonist, composer, producer, and vocalist Justin Chart likes to play by his own rules. He’s a visionary who has learned to listen to inner voice. Steeped in tradition and grounded in the lessons learned from Life, Justin is not afraid to push himself and his art forward

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Los Angeles Jazz Quartet: Live at Jazz nad Odra

Read "Live at Jazz nad Odra" reviewed by Jim Worsley


In honor of their twenty-fifth anniversary, Los Angeles Jazz Quartet took the stage in Wroclaw, Poland to perform at the Jazz at Odra Festival. This recording is documentation that they know how to celebrate in style. Five originals and two reimagined classics were powerfully and charismatically presented to an attentive and appreciative audience by bassist Darek ...

Album

Family Song

Label: Not Two Records
Released: 1999
Track listing: Family Song; Briggs; Message from Roit; Resurgence; Winding Road; A Tear from New York; The Honeymoon; Rachel and Sarah.

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Los Angeles Jazz Quartet: Family Song

Read "Family Song" reviewed by Jim Santella


The Los Angeles Jazz Quartet performs original compositions that relate their 3rd album to family and close friends. As with most of modern mainstream acoustic jazz, the compositions are used as a basis from which the artists improvise. That they’ve been together for six years is evident from the manner in which each artist supports the ...

Album

Family Song

Label: Not On Label
Released: 1998

Album

Look To The East

Label: Naxos
Released: 1998
Track listing: Look To The East; Reality; Into The Dark; Sessions With Garrin; Because There Is You; Getting Around; Dirge; Dearly Beloved; Maru's Dream; Fosselman's; Oslo.

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Los Angeles Jazz Quartet: Look To The East

Read "Look To The East" reviewed by C. Michael Bailey


Pianoless Quartet. The Los Angeles Jazz Quartet is a guitar trio plus reeds, consisting of Larry Koonse on guitar, Chuck Manning on tenor and soprano saxophones, and Darek Oleszkiewicz on bass, and Kevin Tullius on drums. They play a straight-ahead brand of jazz that is very accessible and mainstream. Of the 10 recent Naxos Jazz releases, ...


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