Harold Land

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Birthday
18, 1928
Birthplace
Houston, TX
Death Date
Jul 27, 2001 (72)
Birth Sign
Sagittarius
Birthday
18, 1928
Birthplace
Houston, TX
Death Date
Jul 27, 2001 (72)

About

Hard bop saxophonist who was well-known for his strong, modern sound. He played with the Max Roach/Clifford Brown Band for years.

Before Fame

Inspired by the Coleman Hawkins, he took up the saxophone at age sixteen.

Trivia

He made his first recordings at the age of twenty-one, and toured different jazz clubs around the country well into the 1990s.

Family Life

He was born in Houston and moved with his family to California when he was five.

Associated With

Jon Anderson's rock band Yes included a song named after Land on their debut album.