About the only things Larry Young and Jimmy Smith had in common was that they played the organ, and were on Blue Note.
I say this becuase, when thinking of jazz organ, most people tend to think of the happy-go-lucky blues of Smith, the brash funk of Root Down not withstanding. Not liking Smith's southern fried hospitality is like not liking a baby's smile.
Young's work is a different animal; it is cerebral. On Of Love And Peace, this is certianly exemplafied. The first time you hear it, you are really not quite sure what you are listening to.
The numbers here work in modes, and only have one or two changes, and those changes are not dramatic--if anything, they are downplayed. This music is also not exactly free jazz, though there are layers of free playing, where the band solos on top of one another, bouncing in the spacious musical shells Young constructs. Again, the playing is good, but understated.
Which may be Young's point. Nothing dramatic happens on his records, especially this one, but his albums require you to listen over and over, looking for new sounds in the various layers. The more you listen, the more shows itself, slowly. There is a lot of subtance here, and great, great playing, but it takes time to embed itself in your mind. Do the work, however, and you probably will be unable to get this material out of your head, and want to hear it more and more. This was my experiance.
Buy this, but BE PATIANT.