It was fashionable 45 years ago to debate the merits of West Coast versus East Coast jazz. The West Coast variety was supposed to be laid-back and easygoing, while the East Coast’s hard bop was the "true keeper of the flame."
The Fox dispels all the myths and misconceptions. Producer Dave Axelrod, who could hardly be described as "laid back," put together a hard-swinging West Coast group to back Land’s debut recording on the fledgling Hifijazz label. It went out of print soon after its release, but its near-legendary status prompted Contemporary to acquire the master from Hifijazz in 1969.
with Dupree Bolton, Elmo Hope, Herbie Lewis, Frank Butler