Wednesday, March 21, 2018

Larry Young - 1960 - Young Blues

Larry Young
1960 
Young Blues


01. Young Blues (06:28)
02. A Midnight Angel (02:24)
03. African Blues (04:55)
04. Little White Lies (04:15)
05. Minor Dream (05:03)
06. Something New/Something Blue (07:25)
07. Nica's Dream (06:39)

Recorded in Englewood Cliffs, NJ; September 30, 1960.

- Larry Young / organ
- Thornel Schwartz / guitars
- Jimmie Smith / drums
- Wendell Marshall / bass


Organist Larry Young's second recording (cut shortly before he turned 20) is the best from his early period before he completely shook off the influence of Jimmy Smith. With guitarist Thornel Schwartz in top form, and bassist Wendell Marshall and drummer Jimmie Smith excellent in support, Young swings hard on a few recent jazz originals, some blues and two standards ("Little White Lies" and "Nica's Dream"). Recommended as a good example of his pre-Blue Note work.

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