La Brava Music

Darren Heinrich Trio

The Jimmy Smith/Larry Young Project Live

Australia's foremost Hammond organ exponent had his recital at the Sydney Conservatorium recorded professionally back in 2006 and it's been released on CD by LaBrava Music. This CD is features the music of organ greats Jimmy Smith and Larry Young - two innovators who live at opposite ends of the jazz organ spectrum.

"...a strong command of Larry Young’s approach to the organ." - Pat Bianchi

"...great keyboard work from Darren...." - DVD Plaza

“One of the hottest upcoming names in the Jazz organ scene” – Tony Monaco

Personnel: Darren Heinrich: Organ Steve Brien: Guitar Andrew Dickeson: Drums

With special guests: Nick Garbett: Trumpet, Tim Stocker: Tenor Saxophone, both on “Zoltan”, track 5.

Track list
A Night in Tunisia (Dizzy Gillespie and Frank Paparelli) 8:38
Luny Tune (Larry Young) 7:33
Roadsong (O.G.D.) (Wes Montgomery) 6:21
When Johnny Comes Marching Home (Louis Lambert) 6:31
Zoltan (Woody Shaw) 7:46
The Buckeye Blues (Darren Heinrich) 7:31
Ritha (Larry Young) 8:07

Review clippings:

"...a strong command of Larry Young’s approach to the organ." - Pat Bianchi

"...great keyboard work from Darren...." - DVD Plaza

“One of the hottest upcoming names in the Jazz organ scene” – Tony Monaco

-“ From far away from our own Horizons, we catch a glimpse of an artist in a class of his own, one whose ancestry obviously stems from our own realms, Darren Heinrich, a living Sydney [Australia] Jazz-Organist.. His big role models are Jimmy Smith and Larry Young, who stylistically don’t fit together well at all.

Darren however is able to combine these very different characters musically and [at the same time] pay tribute to them. On the one CD, recorded live in the Conservatorium of Music, Sydney, the organist traces the music of both of his great role-models.

He presents well known titles which were interpreted by Jimmy Smith or Larry Young like e.g. A Night in Tunesia (JS) or Zolton (LY).

[But] In doing so, he sets his own course, which sympathetically distinguishes his own playing. WELL DONE. “

Jürgen Wolf “Jazz Organ Today” in German Keyboard magazine


Darren Heinrich Trio
The Jimmy Smith / Larry Young Project LIVE
LaBrava

Sydney organist Darren Heinrich makes no bones about his primary sources of inspiration here. Like just about everyone to play jazz on the Hammond organ in the last fifty years, he is inspired by the great Jimmy Smith. He also acknowledges the most original stylist to come along in Smith's wake, Larry Young. He is joined by guitarist Steve Brien and drummer Andrew Dickeson, and they sound like a seasoned trio (which they are) as they help Heinrich to keep the groove right in the pocket on numbers like 'A Night in Tunisia', 'Road Song' and 'When Johnny Comes Marching Home'. Brien adds some very neat fluent solos, too, but for the most part, the spotlight is on Heinrich, and he impresses with his full-bodied sound, his nimble melodic lines, and his ability to maintain a strong bass line. Ne nods to Young's more exploratory, modal-based style on numbers like 'Ritha' and 'Zoltan' (the latter featuring guest soloists, trumpeter Nick Garbett and Tenor saxophonist Tim Stocker.

Adrian Jackson Rhythms Magazine March 2009

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