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Larry Young In Paris - The ORTF Recordings (2 CDs)Mosaic Singles
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Resonance Records, in partnership with the National Audiovisual Institute (INA) of France, is pleased to announce the release of Larry Young In Paris/The ORTF Recordings. Presenting groundbreaking performances by jazz organist and pianist, Larry Young, these studio and live recordings from 1964 and 1965 made for French Radio and never before issued on record are now in a deluxe 2-CD set.
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; it's been virtually unheard since it was recorded and has never before been issued on record.
These recordings tell the story of a brief but critically important period when Larry Young lived in Paris in the 1960's. The 19-year-old Woody Shaw was supposed to have joined saxophone/flute/bass clarinet legend Eric Dolphy in Dolphy's group in Paris, in what was to have been the house band at the legendary Parisian jazz club, Le chat qui pêche. Unfortunately, Dolphy died unexpectedly shortly before Shaw was to have arrived. The club's owner asked Nathan Davis, who was the de facto music director for the club, to put together a band to honor Dolphy and to provide the musical anchor for the club. Dolphy had extolled the young Woody Shaw's virtues to Davis, and so it was decided to ask Woody to come to Paris and join Nathan Davis's ensemble. After being in Paris for a few weeks, Woody felt homesick and prevailed upon Davis and Madame Ricard to bring his Newark colleagues, Larry Young and Billy Brooks, to join him and Nathan Davis in the Nathan Davis Quartet, which became the house band at Le Chat Qui Pêche. While in France, Larry Young recorded at the ORTF Studios in Paris (now Maison de Radio France) as a sideman with the Nathan Davis Quartet, the Jazz aux Champs-Élysées All-Stars and with his own piano trio. Larry Young In Paris/The ORTF Recordings includes selections from the original tapes, which were recorded specifically to be broadcast on French Radio. Shortly after these recordings were made, Larry Young returned to New York to record the classic album Unity, his second album for Blue Note.
Tracks include an over 20-minute version of "Zoltan" (dedicated to the Hungarian nationalist composer Zoltan Kodály), "Beyond All Limits" (both Woody Shaw compositions which can also be heard on the Blue Note album Unity), other mid-1960's compositions by Young (including "Talkin' About J.C.," "Luny Tune" and "Larry's Blues," an impromptu blues), and many others.
1. Trane Of Thought - Nathan Davis Quartet
3. Mean To Me - Larry Young Trio
4. La Valse Grise - Jazz Aux Champs-Elysees All Stars
5. Discotheque - Jazz Aux Champs-E;ysees All Stars
1. Luny Tune - Larry Young Trio
2. Beyond All Limits - Nathan Davis Quartet
3. Black Nile - Nathan Davis Quartet
4. Zoltan - Nathan Davis Quartet
5. Larry's Blues - Larry Young Trio
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