Jazzland, a somewhat later offspring of Riverside, did not compete with the parent label as a long-term developer of major artists. Its strength was often in taking advantage of one-time circumstances to assemble intriguing combinations of talented players for "blowing" sessions. This was one classic example: in the spring of 1960, rising star Wes Montgomery was living in San Francisco and the Cannonball Adderley Quintet--with its Barry Harris/Sam Jones/Louis Hayes rhythm section--was there on a working trip. Harold Land and Joe Gordon, residents of not-too-distant Los Angeles, were imported by visiting producer Orrin Keepnews. The result was the instant meshing of compatible jazz talents.
with Joe Gordon, Wes Montgomery, Barry Harris, Sam Jones, Louis Hayes