30 April 2006
LARRY YOUNG - CONTRASTS
For this set, organist Larry Young (the first musician on his instrument to really move beyond Jimmy Smith's soul-jazz into the avant-garde) mostly utilized lesser-known musicians from the Newark, NJ, area: Tyrone Washington and Herbert Morgan on tenors, flugelhornist Hank White, guitarist Eddie Wright, drummer Eddie Gladden, and Stacey Edwards on congas.The lp kicks of in storming style with the incredible "Majestic Soul"-11:55 minutes of furious funky driving groove which gets further out as it progresses but keeps swinging like a mutha."Major Affair" is an organ-drums duet and "Tender Feelings" is another barnstormer with all horns in full effect. This adventurous music is often very intense but also grooves in its own eccentric way, offering listeners a very fresh sound on organ.Another top lp from Blue Note that has never been reissued on cd apart from as part of the superb Mosaic boxed set.
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