Organist Larry Young was 19 when he made this, his debut recording. Although he would become innovative later on, Young at this early stage was still influenced by Jimmy Smith, even if he had a lighter tone; the fact that he used Smith's former guitarist, Thornel Schwartz, and a drummer whose name was coincidentally Jimmie Smith kept the connection strong. R&B-ish tenor Joe Holiday helps out on two songs, and the music (standards, blues and ballads) always swings. Easily recommended to fans of the jazz organ.
Personnel: Joe Holiday (ts) Larry Young (org) Thornel Schwartz (g) Jimmie Smith (d)
02 When I Grow Too Old to Dream
03 Exercise for Chihuahuas
04 Falling in Love with Love
05 Some Thorny Blues
06 Wee Dot