Saturday, May 20, 2017

Larry Young

Artist:  Larry Young
Born:  October 7, 1940.  Newark, New Jersey, USA
Died:  March 30, 1978 (Aged 37).  New York City, New York, USA
Genre:  Jazz, Soul Jazz, Jazz Funk, Modal Jazz, Jazz Fusion, Hard Bop, Post Bop, Avant Garde Jazz
Occupation:  Musician, Songwriter
Instruments: Organ

Larry Young was an American Jazz Organist from Newark, New Jersey.  He was the one of pioneered a Modal Jazz approach to The Hammond B-3 (in contrast to Jimmy Smith's Soul Jazz Style).  If Jimmy Smith was the Charlie Parker of the Organ, Larry Young was its John Coltrane.  One of the Great Innovators of the mid-to late '60s.  He also played Soul Jazz, among other Styles and played with various R&B Bands in the 1950s before gaining Jazz experience with Jimmy Forrest, Lou Donaldson, Kenny Dorham, Hank Mobley and Tommy Turrentine.  His music began to show the marked influence of John Coltrane.  He recorded many times as part of a Trio with guitarist Grant Green and drummer Elvin Jones.  He also played with Miles Davis in 1969, John McLaughlin in 1970 and Tony Williams in the early '70s.  In March 1978, he checked into the hospital for stomach pains and died there on March 3, 1978.  However, the actual cause of his dead is unclear.

Title:  In Paris:  The ORTF Recordings  (Deluxe Edition  2 CD)  (2016)
Genre:  Jazz, Soul Jazz, Jazz Funk, Modal Jazz, Jazz Fusion, Hard Bop, Post Bop, Avant Garde Jazz
Label:  Resonance Records
Rating:   *****


Disc 1:  

 1.  Trane Of Thought  (6:49)
 2.  Talkin' About J.C.  (14:55)
 3.  Mean To Me  (4:14)
 4.  La Valse Grise  (16:12)
 5.  Discotheque  (10:44)

Disc 2:

 1.  Luny Tune  (4:39)
 2.  Beyond All Limits  (7:39)
 3.  Black Nile  (14:02)
 4.  Zoltan  (20:33)
 5.  Larry's Blues  (6:14)


Larry Young:  Organ, Piano
Nathan Davis:  Tenor Saxophone
Woody Shaw:  Trumpet
Billy Brooks:  Drums

Additional Musicians:

Jean-Claude Fohrenbach:  Tenor Saxophone
Sonny Grey:  Trumpet
Jack Dieval:  Piano
Jacques B. Hess:  Bass
Franco Manzecchi:  Drums
Jacky Bamboo:  Conga

In Paris:  The ORTF Recordings is the collection Deluxe Edition Box Set of Larry Young, was released on March 11, 2016 by Resonance Records, featuring Woody Shaw, Nathan Davis, Billy Brooks and others.  Deluxe Edition in 2 CD Set, includes 68-page book of liner notes with rare photos from Francis Wolff & Jean Pierre Leloir.

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