Larry Young | Unity

More Reid Miles appreciation to start with; this might be one of the more badass covers of his I have so far.  Anyway, Larry Young is my first Jazz organist.  Aside from him, there’s Joe Henderson (I got this album because one of my friends who’s a big Joe fan suggested it), Woody Shaw and Elvin Jones.  No bassist, but I guess that’s okay with an organist?  I dunno.  Anyway, there’s a version of Monk’s Dream on here that’s pretty cool.  The solos on here, especially Joe’s and Woody’s, can lean into the free jazz territory every now and then.  So far, I’ve found that pretty much any Blue Note album from the 50s or 60s is a solid listen. 

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