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Larry Young Trio: Testifying + Young Blues + Groove Street + Forrest Fire (CD: Fresh Sound, 2 CDs)Larry Young Trio: Testifying + Young Blues + Groove Street + Forrest Fire (CD: Fresh Sound, 2 CDs)
Larry Young (1940-1979) started off in the early 60s as a soul-jazz organist, and the three albums included on this 2-CD set—”Testifying,” “Young Blues,” and “Street Groove”, are his first as a leader.

Recorded in 1960 and 1962 for the New Jazz/Prestige label, they document a period when the 20 year old organist was starting to establish a name for himself in the jazz scene. On a set of warmly swinging, thoroughly grooving performances, Young is in an astounding, persuasively blues-tinged mood, while guitarist Thornel Schwartz and drummer Jimmie Smith are the personification of steady and sympathetic support, consistently augmented with the addition of bassist Wendell Marshall in “Young Blues”. Tenor saxophonist Joe Holiday can be heard on two of the tunes of “Testifying”, while Bill Leslie sets the right mood for “Groove Street.”

As a bonus, this set includes five tracks from “Forrest Fire”, another 1960 record date with Young and his trio act as backing for the solid blowing of the full-bodied tenor of Jimmy Forrest. These sessions, relaxed and unpretentious, are the epitome of swing-rooted, soulful jazz. (Fresh Sound Records) 


Price:  £19.99 


Larry Young: Four Classic Albums (CD: AVID, 2 CDs)
AVID Jazz continues with its Four Classic album series with a re-mastered 2CD release of by or featuring Larry Young, complete with original artwork and liner notes. Jimmy Forrest "Forrest Fire"; "Groove Street"; "Testifying" and "Young Blues". 


Price:  £8.99 

Larry Young: Four Classic Albums (CD: AVID, 2 CDs)


Larry Young: Into Somethin' (Vinyl LP: Blue Note)Larry Young: Into Somethin' (Vinyl LP: Blue Note)

Limited edition high-definition 180 g vinyl stereo LP. 


Price:  £21.99 


Larry Young: In Paris- The ORTF Recordings (CD: Resonance, 2 CDs)
Never-before-released 1964-1965 studio and live recordings from jazz organist and pianist Larry Young, the first newly discovered Larry Young recordings in nearly 40 years. 'Larry Young in Paris - The ORTF Recordings' features repertoire later recorded and released on Larry Young's iconic Blue Note Albums.

Musicians featured on these recordings include trumpet legend Woody Shaw, tenor saxophonist and bandleader Nathan Davis and drummer Billy Brooks. An international cast of supporting players: French pianist Jack Diéval tenor saxophonist Jean-Claude Fohrenbach and bassist Jacques B. Hess; Italian drummer Franco Manzecchi, Jamaican trumpet player Sonny Grey and Guadaloupean percussionist Jacky Bamboo round out the personnel. This album marks the first new release of Larry Young music in thirty-eight years.

We are fortunate to have here a document of Larry Young's time in Paris, before he returned to New York and recorded a flurry of important Blue Note albums through to 1969. This 2CD set is a tribute to his memory. (Proper Music) 


Price:  £23.99 

Larry Young: In Paris- The ORTF Recordings (CD: Resonance, 2 CDs)


Larry Young: Unity (CD: Blue Note RVG)Larry Young: Unity (CD: Blue Note RVG)
A scintillating disc, highlighting not only the brilliance of the leader's organ style but also the compositional and instrumental talents of trumpeter Woody Shaw. His 'Zoltan', incorporating the March from Kodaly's Hary Janos Suite, is highly original and stunningly performed. Joe Henderson's tenor is at its most incisive and Elvin Jones' forceful drums propel everyone compellingly forward.. Essential.

A BEBOP SHOP MILESTONE- An essential recording for your jazz CD shelf  


Price:  £8.99 


Larry Young: Unity (Vinyl LP: Blue Note)

Limited Edition, 180g Pressing. 


Price:  £21.99 

Larry Young: Unity (Vinyl LP: Blue Note)

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