HAROLD LAND

(HAROLD LAND - BOBBY HUTCHERSON QUINTET+1)

A NEW SHADE OF BLUE

CD / LP  Out 29 Sept 2017 on WEWANTSOUNDS

CD WWSCD8 3700604715412

LP  WWSLP8 3700604715429

Harold Land was my dad’s teacher and I took lesson from him too. He was a pillar of musical knowledge” Kamasi Washington

Following the highly-acclaimed release of FEELING GOOD and INNER PEACE compilations, Wewantsounds is delighted to announce the launch of the MAINSTREAM RECORDS ORIGINAL CLASSICS reissue program starting with two superb classic albums. They will be released on CD and Gatefold LP and crammed with bonus material. Wewantsounds has gone back to the original negative to reconstruct the original artworks and will add many jaw dropping never-seen photo sessions on the artwork together with CD Bonus material.

 

Recorded in 1971 in Los Angeles, A New Shade of Blue by Harold Land was produced by Bob Shad. The album is nothing but a Harold Land – Bobby Hutcherson Quintet album in disguise. This quintet recorded a handful of marvelous albums between 1967 and 1971 mainly under the Bobby Hutcherson name on Blue Note but they recorded one album on Chess and two for Mainstream Records. A New Shade of Blue, recorded in Los Angeles where the quintet was based, is one of their best albums and has never been reissued before.

 

Featuring a superb line up comprising Land and Hutcherson accompanied by Buster Williams on Bass, Billy Hart on Drums (the rhythm section of Herbie Hancock’s Mwandishi Sextet) Bill Henderson on Piano / Fender Rhodes and Mtume on percussion. 

The CD reissue includes a super Bonus in the form of "Dark Mood" briefly issued on a Mainstream compilation in 1974. This is the first time the track is reunited with the original album.

ALL TRACKS COURTESY OF MAINSTREAM RECORDS AND THE LATE GREAT ROBERT SHAD

 

SPECIAL THANKS TO MIA AND JUDD APATOW.