Larry's Blues – Larry Young, Jr.
An extraordinary and unique recording: Larry Young on piano, stretching out on a slow blues. We have a full piano transcription of the entire solo.
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- Recording: Larry Young - Larry Young In Paris
- Recorded on: January 29, 1965
- Label: Resonance (HLP 90112)
- Concert Key: F
- Vocal Range: , to
- Style: Swing (slow)
- Piano - Larry Young
- Bass - Jacques Hess
- Drums - Franco Manzecchi
Bassist Jacques Hess and drummer Franco Manzecchi are perhaps best known for their playing on the last recording of Eric Dolphy in June 1964, first issued in the '80s with the album title "Naima." Jacques Hess did not record much; he played with pianist Claude Bolling extensively in the late '50s, and Larry's Blues is one of his last recordings. Franco Manzecchi's discography is not much more extensive; it includes a performance in the International Festival Big Band accompanying Clark Terry at the 1969 Montreux Jazz Festival.
October 7, 1940 – March 30, 1978
Larry Young was one of the most innovative jazz organists of all time. He was the first to develop an original voice on the organ in the post-bop and modal jazz style of the '60s. Later in that decade and into the '70s, he was instrumental in the development of fusion in his work with Miles Davis, John McLaughlin, and Tony Williams. Read more...