album : mother ship

Organist Larry Young's final Blue Note album, Mother Ship, was not released until 1980. Teamed up with tenor saxophonist Herbert Morgan, the great trumpeter Lee Morgan, and drummer Eddie Gladden, Young performs five of his originals.

If Jimmy Smith was "the Charlie Parker of the organ," Larry Young was its John Coltrane. One of the great innovators of the mid- to late '60s, Young fashioned a distinctive modal approach to the Hammond B-3 at a time when Smith's earthy, blues-drenched soul-jazz style was the instrument's dominant voice.


Jazz / Free Jazz / Post Bop

John Coltrane
A Love Supreme: The Complete Masters

Mal Waldron
Into The Light

Jimmy Raney
Jimmy Raney 1955 Quartet

David Murray
Ming's Samba

Gil Evans
The Individualism Of Gil Evans

Sam Rivers

Archie Shepp
The Cry Of My People

Claude Nougaro
Bleu Blanc Blues / Femme Orchestre

Alice Coltrane
Universal Consciousness

Yusef Lateef
At Cranbrook And Elsewhere

Thurston Moore
The Promise