Subject: I have found a CD that I think you would enjoy
THE SHAPE OF THINGS TO COME
Eddie Landsberg | Tokyo, Japan | 01/25/2000
(5 out of 5 stars)
"Its really funny... the first time I heard this album, I kinda dug it but it didn't blow me away. Then, the other day I was taken the train up to Vermont from Philly and had time to really sit down and listen to what was going on, and woe - - it hit hard. Like John Patton, his tendency is to go for conceptual depth, so at times it sounds like he's understating something, but if you really listen up, you realize the guy was nuts (in the sense of being a genius.) - - The sound is a bit dark at times (like Freddie Roach he has the Leslie on fast most the time), but once you get past that, this is a DEEP and enjoyable listen... I wound up listening to SWEET LORRAINE over and over and over and over again until the batteries went dead. - - Check out neat little things he throws into the bassline, or the sticky rhythms he's throwing over a blues March... Just when he sounds like he's about to do something predictable, he goes off in an entirely different direction and it works. - - If you like this album, dig John Patton (check him out on GRANT GREEN : BLUES FOR LOU and his own releases) and Freddie Roach. (WARNING :This is Larry Young when he was a straight ahead Groove Jazz organist, not the Larry Young of UNITY - - well, same person, different sound.) Also compare with Larry Golding's recent stuff."