Mr. La Monte Young is an important part of America’s musical lineage. Beyond working with a veritable who’s who of ‘50s and ‘60s experimental music, Young composed some rather important works. Not everything was a freaked-out drone. Some of his work was all contemplative like – “The Well Tuned Piano” is of that latter clutch of work.
One of the unheralded partnerships in jazz is vibraphonist Bobby Hutcherson and sax player Harold Land. The two would work in a variety of styles together over a pretty long span of time. For whatever reason, though, Land wouldn’t ever become a huge name. And it doesn’t make too much sense after taking a listen to “Going Down South.”