Larry Young In Paris: The ORTF Recordings

Resonance Records, in partnership with the National Audiovisual Institute (INA) of France, is pleased to announce the release of Larry Young In Paris/The ORTF Recordings. Presenting groundbreaking performances by jazz organist and pianist, Larry Young, these studio and live recordings from 1964 and 1965 made for French Radio and never before issued on record will be released on March 11, 2016 in deluxe 2-CD and limited edition 2-LP sets.

Track Listing
Disc One:

  • Trane of Thought (6:46)
  • Talkin’ About JC (14:53)
  • Mean To Me (4:12)
  • La Valse Grise (16:09)
  • Discothèque (10:43)

Disc Two:

  • Luny Tune (4:36)
  • Beyond All Limits (7:36)
  • Black Nile (13:59)
  • Zoltan (20:31)
  • Larry’s Blues (6:13)

Producer Zev Feldman notes, “It’s particularly exciting because none of this music has ever been heard before except on its initial broadcast in France five decades ago. I think that’s something to celebrate and a call for us all – as we often do with the archival recordings we at Resonance Records uncover – to revisit and discuss this legendary artist’s legacy.” 

Major Release Highlights

  • First release of all previously unreleased Larry Young recordings in nearly 40 years.
  • Featuring the iconic jazz organist Larry Young with Woody Shaw (trumpet), Nathan Davis (saxophone), Billy Brooks (drums) & others.
  • Endorsed by the estate of Larry Young.
  • Extensive liner notes with essays and interviews by John McLaughlin, Dr. Lonnie Smith, John Medeski, Bill Laswell, Nathan Davis, Andre Francis, producer Zev Feldman, Larry Young III & Woody Shaw III.
  • Includes rare and previously unreleased photos from the Francis Wolff, Jean-Pierre Leloir and INA archives.
  • Tracks include an over 20-minute version of “Zoltan,” “Beyond All Limits” from the classicUnity album, as well as other mid-1960’s songs including “Talkin’ About J.C.” and “Luny Tune.” 

Larry Young’s son, Larry Young III, writes in his essay included in the album book, “In the decades since his death, more and more people have discovered the magnitude of his contribution to all of the genres of music in which he was a creative and trailblazing force. My father truly lit a fire, which is still burning, although he has been gone for almost four decades. His music is still relevant and fresh.”

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