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  • Audio CD (October 25, 1990)
  • Number of Discs: 1
  • Label: Capitol
  • ASIN: B000002URM
  • Average Customer Review: 5.0 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (3 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #409,353 in Music (See Top 100 in Music)

1. Herzog
2. Total Eclipse
3. Matrix
4. Same Shame
5. Pompeian

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14 of 15 people found the following review helpful By Dennis W. Wong on September 23, 2008
Format: Audio CD
This was the first recorded colloboration of one of the most underrated quintets of the 60's, the Bobby Hutcherson/Harold Land Quintet. This group advanced many of the concepts of the great Coltrane quartet and added a few of their own in the modal vein--but they never forgot to swing. Many of the best pianists of the period--Joe Sample, Chick Corea or Stanley Cowell--played in this group. Fortunately, Corea is on hand here fresh from his own classic recording, "Now He sings, Now He sobs", to merge brilliantly with this group. Hutcherson, himself, is at his peak and Land already a hard bopper fits comfortably in the Coltrane mode. Dig the beginning track, "Herzog", an Hutcherson original and then segue into the boppish, "Matrix", a Corea original. Revel in the midst of these giants!!
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5 of 5 people found the following review helpful By Wayne Dawson on August 19, 2011
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First reviewer Dennis is right on but I'd like to mention the contribution of Joe Chambers on drums; a wonderfully loose time keeper out of the Elvin Jones mould who helps create space for this exploration of dazzling virtuosity. Joe Chambers was also on Hutcherson's 'Oblique' album and Wayne Shorter's 'Adams Apple'. The other connection to this great bunch of players is Harold Land on tenor sax and I believe it was Harold's session 'The Peace-Maker' that kicked off the Hutcherson/Land collaboration by a matter of months. Harold by that time (1967) was a gracefully ageing post hard bopper who had no trouble breezin' through the loose framework of this music with his chromatic and darting rhythmic lines, an invigorating trademark of his style while doffing a hat to Coltrane along the way (by this stage he swapped his trusty old Conn Ladyface tenor for a Selmer); no wonder they called him `the fox'. So if you come to like 'Total Eclipse' (Land also plays excellent flute on the last track Pompeian) then I strongly recommend the other three, especially 'Peace-Maker', together they make a fine quartet of recordings that take late sixties jazz to an exalted but nevertheless accessible level.
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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful By Darwin Carrington on August 23, 2011
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Bobby Hutcherson has done several recordings with Harold Land on Blue Note. All of them are great studies in musicmanship. Mr.Hutcherson always seems to have top talent on his recordings. I was exposed to Hutcherson's work in the early '70s and his technique seemed super-human. Throw in some sizzling tenor from Harold Land, some fine work from a young "Chic" Corea (with Joe Chambers and Reggie Workman holding down the rhythm section) the result is five well developed pieces, each with its own character and depth.

The first track is a burner titled "Herzog" is a testament to Hutcherson's hard bop roots. Each soloist engages at a break-neck pace, with Corea sounding like McCoy Tyner on steroids! Corea also contributes with the track "Matrix" which results in another example of musical gymnastics. The dreamy, but moody "Same shame" has a sad,bluesy feel to it. The recording ends with "Pompeiian" a beautiful ballad that used to take my breath away as an awestruck teenager, back in the '70s.

If someone were to ask me to point out examples of what real "modern" jazz sounds like, this recording would surely be on the list. The musicians assembled here are each with their own pedigree and don't skimp when it comes to dispalying their individual chops.
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