"Mother Ship," organist Larry Young's final recording for Blue Note, is also one of trumpeter Lee Morgan's last great appearances, along with his own "Live at the Lighthouse" and "The Last Session" (see my reviews). Recorded on February 7, 1969, Larry and Lee's quartet is rounded out by tenor-saxophonist Herbert Morgan (no relation to Lee) and drummer Eddie Gladden. After the multi-layered horn textures and exploration found on his three earlier albums ("Of Love and Peace," "Contrasts" and "Heaven on Earth" -- all out-of-print), in many ways "Mother Ship" revisits the classic "Unity." Of course once one goes "out there," you never come back quite the same, and "Mother Ship" has a style and feel all its own. Since this title is a limited edition in the Connoisseur Series, get on the "Mother Ship" while you can.