Wednesday, March 21, 2018

Larry Young - 1964 - Into Somethin'

Larry Young 
Into Somethin'

01. Tyrone (9:37)
02. Plaza De Toros (9:35)
03. Paris Eyes (6:38)
04. Backup (8:36)
05. Ritha (6:43)

Recorded at Van Gelder Studio, Englewood Cliffs, New Jersey on November 12, 1964. VanGelder and Stereo Stamp in Runout

- Larry Young / organ
- Sam Rivers / tenor saxophone (except on Ritha)
- Grant Green / guitar
- Elvin Jones / drums

Releases information
The 1998 CD reissue of the album contains a quartet version of Ritha, whereas Sam Rivers doesn't appear on the original version of the album.

Larry Young who like most organists originally sounded close to Jimmy Smith, took a big step away from the organ's dominant influence on this adventurous and colorful set, which was his debut as a leader for Blue Note. Performing with a quartet also including tenor saxophonist Sam Rivers, guitarist Grant Green and drummer Elvin Jones, Young performs four of his originals plus Green's "Plaza de Toros." Other than the blues "Backup," the music is fairly complex, grooving in its own fashion and showing that Young was quite aware of John Coltrane's modal excursions.

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