- Released: October 7, 2003
- Originally Released: 2003
- Label: Blue Note Records
- 1.Mother Ship
- 2.Street Scene
- 4.Trip Merchant
- 5.Love Drops
Personnel: Larry Young (organ); Herbert Morgan (tenor saxophone); Lee Morgan (trumpet); Eddie Gladden (drums).
Recorded at the Van Gelder Studio, Edgewood Cliffs, New Jersey on February 7, 1969. Originally released as Blue Note (1038). Includes liner notes by Michael Cuscuna.
Personnel: Larry Young (organ); Herbert Morgan (tenor saxophone); Lee Morgan, Lee Morgan Quintet (trumpet); Eddie Gladden (drums).
Liner Note Author: Michael Cuscuna.
Recording information: New York, NY (02/07/1969).
Photographer: Francis Wolff.
Organist Larry Young's final Blue Note album, Mother Ship, was not released until 1980. Teamed up with tenor saxophonist Herbert Morgan, the great trumpeter Lee Morgan, and drummer Eddie Gladden, Young performs five of his originals, which range from the funky "Street Scene" and the samba "Love Drops" to a spacy "Trip Merchant" and the complex "Visions." This highly original set does not deserve to be so obscure. ~ Scott Yanow