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Larry Young


Jazz Rock/Fusion

3.74 | 12 ratings

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4 stars 「It has left as a musician and I want to have grown. And, it was influenced from John Coltrane and Cecil Taylor in various musicians. 」Music might not only be absorbed but also he is included in the real intention of his remark and the succession of a concept of the music and a mental part is included. The part of "Mode" and "Free" might be reflected enough for this album. And, posture that understood the music character that he had to succeed to for playing the organ enough and expressed it positively will have been one position that he had built for modern Jazz.

He departed this world young 37-year-old on March 30, 1978. It is said that the bizarre behavior stands out or it was not able to perform satisfactorily in the fall of life. However, the work left especially on business with Blue Note in the history of his music was a very high-quality work. The shape of the music that he had pursued in the flow of the mode jazz might have made a clear distinction. After Jimmy Smith reflects the shape of the organ in Jazz, it is said that there was time when the difficulty was felt in the approach of a variety of keyboard players to the position. It is not an exaggeration to say that the element that always caught the age from the mode and the idea that bases Free by Larry Young and built a new concept might have built the revolution and the style with an original methodology however.

Time when this album had been recorded was time when he had belonged to the religion. And, he was using time believer's name well when entering the 70's. It is learnt to say that he understands things at this time and it has the broad outlook through music. There is an opinion made that the part of Soul is insufficient for his performance for his music character, too. However, it is likely to have worked on music with the element with the artistry refined from the taste of Soul further for his music.

「I tried to become a genuine musician. And, it was able to be discovered that a lot of other matters that had to be done existed. I thought that I talked about people through music. 」The great achievement that a wonderful performance with LifeTime with Tony Williams and a reformative idea and oneself showed the talent as the the establishment of Jazz in various fields might be a point that should make a special mention. And, it will be sure to be one of the albums that this album is always loved by the fan. This album was recorded in New York on November 10, 1965.

"Zoltan" The march of the suite that Zoltan of the composer in Hungary composed to the introduction part is used. Sax of Joe Henderson that brings element of Free in to rhythm of Latin fast as theme centering on form of AABA. And, it performs and Ad-Rib of Woody Shaw that plays a perfect unison. All of musicians' performances might be powerful. The performance of Larry Young that has succeeded to the spirit of Coltrane might be also indeed splendid.

"Monk's Dream" is a tune of Thelonious Monk with the form of AABA. The tune progresses around the theme of a very glossy organ. The performance of Duo by Elvin Jones that plays Larry Young to make good use of the foot pedal with a bold rhythm might exactly have power. Solo of Elvin Jones to answer the part at the same time as reflecting the flow of the mode that Larry Young thinks about in the melody and Ad-Rib of the tune also continues the quality of the tune.

"If" is a tune written by Joe Henderson. Flow of nature that shifts from Solo to Solo of trumpet to which Sax in addition to theme with complex melody explodes. And, it knows the mode jazz and the melody of the organ carried out with which fast and slow overflows. Ensemble is splendidly done.

"The Moontrane" is a tune written by Woody Shaw. It indeed has the theme to feel the element of new the establishment of the mode jazz to be enough. It shifts from the trumpet to Sax and it ties to the organ Solo. Cymbals legato of smart Elvin Jones continues the atmosphere of the tune. And, it flows. move from Solo of the organ to drum SoloShift to theme. This flow indeed draws the flow of the mode jazz.

"Softly As A Morning Sunrise" is one of the tunes that represent the tune of standard jazz. The flow of the theme and Solo caught from a music character at that time at the time of drew the flow of the mode jazz might be suitable as the flow of the album. Trumpet from Sax. And, the listener will feel the tasty flavor if it listens to the shift of Solo of the organ. The composition of the tune that continues the dash feeling to the last minute is a masterpiece.

It is said that "Beyond All Limits" that decorates the end of the album is a tune that Woody Shaw wrote at 18-year-old time. Solo of Sax to continue theme that progresses rapidly and the element. And, Solo that the trumpet that sweetens the pie to own tune is fast. And, rhythmically of the drum that often takes the element of Latin perfect. The performance with an exactly powerful performance of Larry Young is developed.

An always popular in work that Larry Young left Blue Note album is this "Unity". The fact from which this album was caught as new the establishment by the listener in the work of jazz at that time might be a part that becomes one shape as a music character at that time at the time of advocated it by Larry Young, exists, and is proportional to the flow.

Kazuhiro | 4/5 |


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