: Larry YoungTitle Of Album
: Lawrence Of NewarkYear Of Release
: 2002 (1973)Label
: Castle Music / Sanctuary [06076 81221-2]Country
: Hard Bop, Soul Jazz, Jazz-funkQuality
: CBR 320 kbpsFull Size
: 109 MB (Scans)Time
The late Larry Young was an organist whose fairly brief career had lots of highs and very few middles or lows. Take this session from 1973 -- his first non-Blue Note date as a leader and post-Lifetime -- as a for instance. It is startling for its fresh look at how the organ is used in jazz and in improvisation, period. On Lawrence of Newark, Young enlisted a host of younger New York session cats who were hanging around the fringes of the funk and avant-garde scenes -- James Blood Ulmer, trumpeter Charles MacGee, Cedric Lawson, and about a dozen others all jumped into Young's dark and freaky musical stew.