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martes, 10 de enero de 2017

Larry Young • Heaven On Earth

Heaven On Earth is actually Young's last official release for Blue Note at the time, and it's a return to more straight-ahead, nicely soulful jazz organ playing after his freer set from the year before. Despite that fact, though, the set's got its darker moments, especially since Byard Lancaster's on alto and Herbert Morgan (who we only know from the Young Blue Note sessions) is on tenor, with George Benson on guitar and Edward Gladden on the kit. Nice modal organ tracks, with a good groove, and excellent solos -- a nice cap to the 60s era for Larry Young! Young's wife sings on a version of "My Funny Valentine", and other tracks include "The Infant", "Call Me", "The Cradle", and "The Hereafter".
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01. The Infant (Young) 6:05
02. The Cradle (Young) 5:05
03. The Hereafter (Young) 8:42
04. Heaven On Earth (Young) 6:10
05. Call Me (Hatch) 7:25
06. My Funny Valentine (Hart, Rodgers) 4:35

Larry Young (organ)
Byard Lancaster (alto sax)
Herbert Morgan (tenor sax)
George Benson (guitar)
Edward Gladden (drums)
Althea Young (vocals on "My Funny Valentine")

Produced by Francis Wolff
Recorded by Rudy Van Gelder

Van Gelder Studios, Englewood Cliffs, NJ; February 9, 1968

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