The Art of Larry Young is a seven-track collection that draws highlights from the organist's five years at Blue Note during the mid- to late '60s. During that time, Young established himself as one of the most adventurous organists in jazz, unafraid to break free from the confines of soul-jazz and tackle free jazz. While missing many fine tracks, this isn't a bad summary of his accomplishments, and since many of his Blue Note albums are hard to find -- they've either been reissued in the expensive, limited-edition Mosaic box or limited-edition CDs -- this compilation is even more valuable.
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AllMusic Review by Stephen Thomas Erlewine