Larry Young – Contrasts (Full Album)

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Contrasts is an album by American organist Larry Young recorded in 1967 and released on the Blue Note label.

“For this interesting set, organist Larry Young (the first musician on his instrument to really move beyond Jimmy Smith’s soul-jazz into the avant-garde) mostly utilized lesser-known musicians from the Newark, NJ, area: Tyrone Washington and Herbert Morgan on tenors, flugelhornist Hank White, guitarist Eddie Wright, drummer Eddie Gladden, and Stacey Edwards on congas. “Major Affair” is an organ-drums duet and Larry’s wife Althea Young does a haunting version of “Wild Is the Wind,” while the other four selections use all of the horns. The adventurous music is sometimes quite intense but also grooves in its own eccentric way, offering listeners a very fresh sound on organ.” – Scott Yanow/AllMusic.

Track listing:
Majestic Soul” (Larry Young) – 11:58
Evening” (Larry Young) – 7:12
“Major Affair” (Larry Young) – 3:50
Wild Is the Wind” (Dimitri Tiomkin, Ned Washington) – 4:31
“Tender Feelings” (Tyrone Washington) – 6:51
Means Happiness” (Larry Young) – 4:47

Larry Young – organ
Hank White – flugelhorn (tracks 1, 2, 5-6)
Herbert Morgan, Tyrone Washington – tenor saxophone (tracks 1, 2, 5-6)
Eddie Wright – guitar (tracks 1 & 4)
Eddie Gladden – drums
Stacey Edwards – congas (tracks 1, 2, 4-5)
Althea Young – vocals (track 4)


Released: June 1968
Recorded: September 18, 1967
Van Gelder Studio, Englewood Cliffs
Length: 39:09
Label: Blue Note
BST 84266
Producer: Alfred Lion