Larry Young In Paris: The ORTF Recordings on Numbered 180g 2LP + Download
Mastered by Bernie Grundman / Pressed at RTI
From the National Audiovisual Institute (INA) in France, which houses the Office of Radio and Television (ORTF) archives, comes In Paris: The ORTF Recordings, featuring never-before-released live material from 1964-1965 by the iconic organist Larry Young. This project came about in 2012 when producer Zev Feldman traveled to France to investigate what was in the ORTF archives and discovered several recordings of the great Larry Young that had been sitting in their vault for nearly 50 years, since the mid '60s.
In Paris: The ORTF Recordings tells the story, through words and music, of Larry Young as an American jazz artist living in Paris. Featured artists include Woody Shaw on trumpet, Nathan Davis on saxophone, Billy Brooks on drums and numerous French artists such as pianist Jack Diéval, saxophonist Jean-Claude Fohrenbach and drummer Franco Manzecchi. 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 like "Talkin' About J.C." and "Luny Tune."
The 180g 2LP-set (2,000 copies) has been mastered by Bernie Grundman and comes complete with an accompanying booklet featuring 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 and Woody Shaw III plus rare and previously unreleased photos from the Francis Wolff, Jean-Pierre Leloir and INA archives.