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  • Audio CD (20 Sep 2004)
  • Number of Discs: 1
  • Label: Verve
  • ASIN: B0002O37RM
  • Other Editions: Audio CD  |  MP3 Download
  • Average Customer Review: 5.0 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (4 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 90,339 in Music (See Top 100 in Music)

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Listen10. Cancion A Paola (Instrumental) 8:58Album Only

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From free jazz and protest songs to American folk tunes, eclecticism has been bassist Charlie Haden's stock-in-trade. On his previous recording, Nocturne, Haden, Cuban pianist Gonzalo Rubalcaba, tenor saxophonist Joe Lovano, and percussionist Ignacio Berroa explored the Latin ballad tradition. Here, save for Augstin Lara's "Solamente Una Vez (You Belong to My Heart)" (previously recorded by Elvis Presley and Frank Sinatra) and Armando Manzanero's "Esta Tarde Vi Llover (Yesterday I Heard the Rain)," Haden focuses on the work of little-known Mexican composer Jose Sabre Marroquin. Haden's vivid and vibrant bass lines are augmented by Rubalcaba's transcendent arrangements, featuring Lovano and alto saxophonist Miguel Zenon. Marroquin's romantic boleros and canciones, especially "Nostalgia" and "Paola's Song," exemplify the softer syncopations of the Latin sound. --Eugene Holley, Jr.

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8 of 8 people found the following review helpful By Robert O. Davidson VINE VOICE on 3 Feb 2005
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Hypnotic, relaxing jazz but still challenging enough to satisfy real jazz fans. Beautiful arrangements of delightful melodies and masterful musicianship. Charlie Haden has a remarkable talent for taking folk and ethnic traditional and modern music and re-framing it in a jazz context. Buy it, you will not be disappointed.
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5 of 5 people found the following review helpful By Ajarn Col on 19 Mar 2010
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Charlie Haden assembles an impressive lineup of musicians for this sensitively delivered project. Together they don't transform the Mexican ballads into jazz per se, but rather use them as an entry into a compellingly intuitive exchange between the musicians. The overall effect is a deeply sophisticated and refined interpretation of songs that couldn't be shown more respect than on this highly recommended and magic album.


Joe Lovano , alto saxophonist Miguel Zenon, flautist Oriente Lopez , trumpeter/flugelhornist Michael Rodriquez, and guitarists Larry Koonse and Lionel Louke
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3 of 4 people found the following review helpful By Michael J. Law on 26 Jun 2009
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This is very cool jazz, beautifully produced, mellow yet animated at the same time. Excellent. One thing - you do need a good sound system to really get the nuances.
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0 of 1 people found the following review helpful By Dimitris Anastasiadis on 20 Aug 2013
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This is a cd I wanted to have for quite some time, and I'm happy I finally got it.
I bought it used, but the condition is excellant. The delivery was also on scedule.
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62 of 62 people found the following review helpful
A disc of great warmth and beauty 2 Sep 2004
By Jan P. Dennis - Published on
Format: Audio CD
Longtime collaborators Haden and Rubalcaba have produced a recording of many delicious pleasures.

It's worth a short accounting of how this music came about (as rendered in the disc's liner notes). Charlie Haden, a man with deep affinities to Latin music, played a concert in 2003 in Austin, Texas. After the concert he was approached by Patricia Mendes, daughter of Mexican composer Jose Sabre Marroquin, whose song, "Nocturnal," Haden had recorded earlier. She wished to thank the artist for his beautiful rendition of the song, and to give him a folder of her father's compositions.

After carefully looking over these compositions, Haden showed them to Gonzalo Rubalcaba to see if the latter might be interested in working with him on an entire disc of Marroquin compositions. When Rubalcaba showed enthusiasm for the project, the two began to plan a recording session, which ended up with eight songs by Marroquin and one each by Mexican composers Agustin Lara and Armando Manzanero.

The result is this disc. In many ways, it is a recording of profound, although deceptive, simplicity. The musical materials comprise such commonplace elements as to lull the unwary listener into an almost tropically soporific stupor. A closer attending reveals subtleties of composition, arrangement, and playing that vault the proceedings out of seemingly merely generic pretty Latin music into the precincts of glorious felicity. The leader's bass playing has a lot to do with it. Charlie Haden, for years, has developed and cultivated a unique style on acoustic bass, combining a careful placement of notes, an individual, even idiosyncratic sense of timing, and a depth of sonority and gravitas seldom approached--let alone achieved--by any other player in the history of acoustic jazz bass playing. Often concentrating on the mid to lower registers of his instrument (in contradistinction to many of his contemporaries, who like to work the upper registers), he is in some ways a kind of throwback to earlier stylists, but his own harmonic and rhythmic sophistication makes him an innovator of the order. Rubalcaba's playing and arrangements also add mightily to the mix. What's he's done is penetrate to the melancholy, wistful heart of this music without sinking into sentimentality.

Add Joe Lovano on tenor sax, the up-and-coming Miguel Zenon on alto sax, Lionel Loueke on guitar (who greatly livened up Nicholas Payton's latest disc), and other players of note, and you've got a crew of master musicians making music that is not only beautiful but consequential.

Wonderfully evocative.
11 of 11 people found the following review helpful
Relaxing, Sweet and Fresh. 12 Jan 2007
By W. Noshie - Published on
Format: Audio CD
This is how I describe "Land of the Sun":
Soft, mellow and relaxing, without any musical instruments confusion; every note and every sound from these fine 10 musicians is so well heard and appreciated. The Bongo played by Juan De La Cruz is a beautiful sound addition on every track and the Stereo recording is very well distributed. Charlie Haden is not trying to show what a great player he is; he is simply making a great soft Jazz album full of taste and sweet melodies.
Pour yourself a glass of wine, put this album in your CD player and enjoy this beautiful relaxing jazz masterpiece of Charlie Haden. "Land of the Sun"
18 of 22 people found the following review helpful
Nice, But Missing Something 24 Jan 2005
By George C. Love - Published on
Format: Audio CD
I came to Charlie Haden's music via Nocturne a couple of years ago. With much of the cast back for this recording I find it enjoyable, but a little disappointing. Nocturne seemed able to maintain a slight edge that allowed the music to be soft and deeply felt and didn't fall over the edge into background music. Land of the Sun doesn't quite pull that off. It really is quite beautiful and I love Gonzalo Rubalcaba's piano work, but the edge just isn't there this time out. If you don't have Nocturne let me guide you in that direction.
10 of 12 people found the following review helpful
Really Listen to the music, and you will understand 29 Jun 2006
By wheelockgroove - Published on
Format: Audio CD
I agree with the editorial review and with "Longboard Jazzer." Those who are only giving this album 1 star just aren't getting it. The emphasis in this album is on the songs themselves, which makes this album a little different from others. Every song is interesting and beautiful, in a subtle kind of way. With songs like this being the unifying factor of the album, the arrangements and solos should serve to complement them - and they do. Rubalcaba has some very fine arrangements that, again, are interesting in a very subtle kind of way. Really listen, and you'll get it. There is fine playing throughout that is very sensible and appropriate for the music. Rubalcaba's playing demonstrates these qualities throughout, and I must argue that Zenon's solo on the opening track is perhaps the best on the album. He is a player who has a lot of great things going for him. This is a must-have... but it warrants some serious, careful listening, or else you'll miss the importance of this album.
15 of 21 people found the following review helpful
The title should be heaven 16 Sep 2004
By L. Hobson - Published on
Format: Audio CD
Charlie Haden's "Land Of The Sun" will take you on a journey into your inner soul, just sit back and close your eyes and listen to the fruit and juice of the music as it flows though you. It will put you into a state of relaxation like you haven't felt before. Each and every track of sound will leave your body in a very relaxed state. A must have sound for every one. Larry Hobson-Author- The Day Of The Rose
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