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  • Larry Young - In Paris: The ORTF Recordings - Mini-Documentary

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    Larry Young - In Paris: The ORTF Recordings
    Release Date: 3/11/16
    Available as Deluxe 2-CD and Limited Edition 2-LP Sets

    Available at Resonance Records: http://www.resonancerecords...

    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 classic Unity album, as well as other mid-1960’s songs including “Talkin’ About J.C.” and “Luny Tune.”
    Released in partnership with the National Audiovisual Institute (INA) of France.
    Deluxe Limited Edition 2-LP Set

    Limited Edition pressing of 2,000
    180 gram vinyl pressed on 12” LPs at 33-1/3 RPM by Record Technology Incorporated (R.T.I.)
    Gatefold LP includes booklet with essays, unpublished photos, collector postcards and digital download card
    Mastered by the legendary engineer Bernie Grundman
    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.

    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."

    Musicians featured on these recordings include trumpet legend Woody Shaw, tenor saxophonist and bandleader Nathan Davis and drummer Billy Brooks. An international cast of supporting players: French pianist Jack Diéval tenor saxophonist Jean-Claude Fohrenbach and bassist Jacques B. Hess; Italian drummer Franco Manzecchi, Jamaican trumpet player Sonny Grey and Guadaloupean percussionist Jacky Bamboo round out the personnel. This album marks the first new release of Larry Young music in thirty-eight years.

    Resonance Records has packaged the 2-CD version of this album with a 68-page book of essays by producer Zev Feldman, legendary guitarist John McLaughlin, associate producer, jazz scholar and INA executive Pascal Rozat, associate producers John Koenig, Larry Young III and Woody Shaw III; and illuminating interviews with Nathan Davis (conducted by executive producer Michael Cuscuna),organists Dr. Lonnie Smith and John Medeski (of Medeski, Martin & Wood), bassist/producer Bill Laswell and French broadcasting legend André Francis. The historic package also contains several rare, previously unpublished photos from the archives of INA and photographers Francis Wolff and Jean-Pierre Leloir. The Limited Edition 12" 2-LP set contains all of the same material as contained in the 2-CD set in an elegant insert, with collector postcards and a digital download card. The LPs are pressed on 180 gram vinyl at 33-1/3 RPM by Record Technology Incorporated (R.T.I.), mastered by the legendary engineer Bernie Grundman. The packages for both the 2-CD set and the 2-LP set represent further brilliant creations by art director Burton Yount in a series of beautiful packages he's done for Resonance Records, this time, assisted by art director Gordon H Jee.

    Tracks include an over 20-minute version of "Zoltan" (dedicated to the Hungarian nationalist composer Zoltan Kodály), "Beyond All Limits" (which can also be heard on the Blue Note album Unity), other mid-1960’s compositions by Young (including "Talkin’ About J.C.," "Luny Tune" and "Larry’s Blues," an impromptu blues), and many others.

    Larry Young died at the tragically young age of 38 in 1978. Larry Young In Paris: The ORTF Recordings is a tribute to his memory and endorsed by the estate of Larry Young. Produced by Zev Feldman with Executive Producers George Klabin and Michael Cuscuna. Sound Restoration by Fran Gala and George Klabin. Mastering by Fran Gala at Resonance Records Studios.

    ℗ and © 2016 Rising Jazz Stars, Inc., a California non-profit corporation, 5711 West Adams Boulevard, Los Angeles, CA 90016. Original broadcasts ©1964, 1965 INA. Warning: All rights reserved. Unauthorized duplication, distribution or dissemination is a violation of applicable laws. Show less
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