The oft-repeated description of Larry Young — that he’s the John Coltrane of the organ — mostly coheres with the inventive, undeniably classic post-bop records he made with Blue Note in the 60s. The never-before released two-disc live and in-studio recordings packaged as In Paris were originally made for French radio (ORTF) in 1964 and ’65. Young fronts his own trio and plays in a session led by Coltrane-inspired tenor saxophonist Nathan Davis that includes trumpeter Woody Shaw, as well as a deft French-led band. These long form post bop tracks are delightfully swinging, bursting with in the pocket grooves and absorbing, sustained solos. Young was only 23 and 24 at the time, already a gifted and consummate musician with a lyrical, tuneful sound. Every cut rates as essential, but there’s special commendation for the blistering version of Wayne Shorter’s “Black Nile,” Young’s rhythmical “Talkin’ About J.C.” and Shaw’s 20 minute live improv extravaganza, “Zoltan,”  a track that appeared on Young’s defining Unity album.  Thanks to the excellent work by Resonance Records, the restored sonics are first-rate, as is the 68-page book of essays, interviews and photos, but just listening to this significant musical discovery of prime Larry Young is a gift of unyielding pleasure. (10 tracks total; 52 minutes, each disc)

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