Mother Ship

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Mother Ship
Mother Ship.jpg
Studio album by Larry Young
Released 1980
Recorded February 7, 1969
Genre Jazz
Length 41:17
Label Blue Note
Producer Alfred Lion
Larry Young chronology
Heaven on Earth
(1968)Heaven on Earth1968
Mother Ship
Lawrence of Newark
(1973)Lawrence of Newark1973

Mother Ship is an album by American organist Larry Young, recorded in 1969 but not released on the Blue Note label until 1980.[1]


The AllMusic review by Scott Yanow awarded the album 4 stars and stated "This highly original set does not deserve to be so obscure."[2]

Professional ratings
Review scores
Source Rating
Allmusic 4/5 stars[2]
The Rolling Stone Jazz Record Guide 3/5 stars[3]

Track listing[edit]

All compositions by Larry Young
  1. "Mother Ship" - 7:38
  2. "Street Scene" - 6:56
  3. "Visions" - 6:44
  4. "Trip Merchant" - 12:53
  5. "Love Drops" - 7:06
  • Recorded at Rudy Van Gelder Studio, Englewood Cliffs, New Jersey on February 7, 1969



  1. ^ Blue Note Records discography accessed November 23, 2010
  2. ^ a b Yanow, S. Allmusic Review accessed November 23, 2010
  3. ^ Swenson, J. (Editor) (1985). The Rolling Stone Jazz Record Guide. USA: Random House/Rolling Stone. p. 211. ISBN 0-394-72643-X.