7 April 2015

JYM YOUNG'S SAN FRANCISCO AVANTGARDE "PUZZLE BOX" (INTERNATIONAL POLYDOR, 1966)


Not much is known (to me) about Jym Young.
He did play in 1964 with Sonny Simmons and Barbara Donald's band.
Also adding his piano to Dewey Redman's first LP "Look for the Black Star".
Later he became known as Waheem Young in the Bay Area - I even suspect he played piano for one tune on the Steve Miller Band's "Living In The 20th Century".




Bennett Friedman, tenor saxophone
Jym Young, piano, african thumb piano
Harley White, double bass
Jim Messinger, drums, indian snake charmer


A1. Puzzle Box     3:03
A2. Lament     13:01
B1. Possibility 10:28   
B2. Skippin' In The Rain 7:18

Recorded December 31, 1966 in San Francisco.

INTERNATIONAL POLYDOR PRODUCTION 623 226 (Germany, 1967)

 (vinyl rip)

14 comments:

onxidlib said...

1fichier

Javier Roz said...

Thanks onxidlib!

Lucky said...

What a fantastic album!! Never heard of Jym Young and the other players involved - to my ears this sounds like some of Coltrane's most inspired moments around 1964/65.

Thanks a lot for sharing this absolute unknown gem, onxidlib!

Cheers,
Lucky :)

Clifford Allen said...

Really like this LP a lot. Jym/Waheem Young also played in Boz Scaggs' band for a bit. Bennett Friedman has been teaching jazz at the college level in California since the '70s, though he hasn't recorded too much. I believe Harley White is deceased, though there's a nice, brief interview with him here:
http://users.rcn.com/jazzinfo/v09n02Jun99/HarleyWh.html

headman said...

Where do you get them from, onxidlib? Thanks again for sharing yet another unknown treasure!

DW said...

onxidlib, thank you!!

onxidlib said...

Thanks Clifford for some background and the link to the interview.

DW said...

I would like to thank you also, Clifford. The take away from the interview you referenced was to "learn something everyday'. That is the reason I visit this site everyday, to learn something. Thanks!

Andreas said...

Great stuff! Thanks! Found another album.
Is this the same dude?:

http://www.amazon.com/Strings-Keys-Thumbs-Jym-Young/dp/B00CK7LD2K

onxidlib said...

@ Andreas - yes it is the same Jym Young!

Solomon said...

Thank you!

serviceton said...

I have this record with a quite different cover - never seen this lovely front jacket before!
I like it! (Music & cover both) !

onxidlib said...

Serviceton, I recall a reissue on Freedom with a b/w cover sporting a trolley car.

corvimax said...

great find onxidlib, thank you.
unfortunatelly he didnt record much, and then disappeared?