For your weekend listening pleasure, let’s follow up on the previous post’s review of organist Larry Young’s album of recently discovered Paris recordings. Here is “Paris Eyes” (a coincidental title) from Young’s Blue Note album Into Somethin’. Young, organ; Sam Rivers tenor saxophone; Grant Green, guitar; Elvin Jones, drums. Beautifully recorded in 1964 by Rudy Van Gelder.
From an earlier album, on Prestige, here’s Young with Thornel Schwartz, guitar; Bill Leslie, tenor saxophone; and Jimmie Smith, drums. Young shows what he could do with—or for—a Great American Songbook classic. This was also recorded by Van Gelder (pictured).
Have a good weekend.