Personnel includes: Harold Land (tenor saxophone); Ray Ellis (arranger); Bill Henderson (piano); James Leary (bass); Billy Higgins (drums).
Recorded at Music Griner Studios, Hollywood, California on December 28-31, 1994.
Personnel: Harold Land (tenor saxophone); Bill Henderson (piano); Alan Pasqua (synthesizer); Billy Higgins (drums).
Audio Mixer: Joe Barbaria.
Liner Note Author: Zan Stewart.
Recording information: Hollywood, CA (12/28/1994-12/31/1994).
Photographers: Joanne Dugan; Karen Miller.
Arranger: Ray Ellis.
Harold Land, a long underrated tenor giant based in Los Angeles, is quite melodic yet subtly explorative on his surprising disc. Backed by a string orchestra arranged and conducted by Ray Ellis and a rhythm section led by pianist Bill Henderson, Land explores dozen standards that are highlighted by "Nature Boy," "Invitation" and "You've Changed." He treats the melodies with respect and taste yet is not shy to stretch the music when called for. Harold Land plays beautifully throughout this memorable release. ~ Scott Yanow
Down Beat (6/95, pp.48-49) - 3 Stars - Good - "...full of unapologetic lushness, romanticism and sentimentality; a retro trip all the way..."