Larry Coryell Group – Boston 1972

frontcover1Legendary guitarist Larry Coryell died on February 19, 2017 at the age of 73 in his New York City hotel room, according to a statement sent to Billboard from jazz publicist Jim Eigo. Coryell, who passed away in his sleep from natural causes, had performed his last two shows this past weekend at the city’s Iridium Jazz Club. Known as the “Godfather of Fusion,” Coryell was a pioneer of jazz-rock. He made his mark in the music world with his highly acclaimed solo work, releasing more than 60 solo albums in his lifetime. His most notable album, Spaces, came in late 1969. The guitar blow-out, also featuring John McLaughlin, is considered the beginning of the 1970s’ fusion jazz movement. Coryell performed with mid-’70s powerhouse fusion band The Eleventh House and collaborated with jazz greats including Miles Davis, Gary Burton, Alphonse Mouzon, Ron Carter and Chet Baker. Though his commercial fame didn’t match some of his ’60s-’70s guitar contemporaries, Coryell continued to tour the world and had planned an extensive 2017 summer tour with a reformed The Eleventh House. (Billboard)

Thanks to goody for sharing the show at Dime.
Another tribute in honor of the already missed master Larry Coryell, here’s an early one I fixed up, originally posted by our friend, mr mags, who got it from agalli.
Thanks to ethiessen1 for the artwork.

What a brilliant concert to promote his solo-album “Offering”
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Personnel:
Larry Coryell (guitar)
Mike Mandel (Keyboards)
Steve Marcus (Saxophone)
John Miller (bass)
Harry Wilkinson (drums)

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Tracklist:
01. Untitled (unknown) 13.26
02. Ruminations (Davis) 9.13
03. Hen-Hopper (Mandel) 7.06
04. Scotland, Part 1 (Coryrell) 7.06
05. Offering (Wilkinson) 6.10
06. DJ Announcements 1.09

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Larry Coryell
(* 2. April 1943 in Galveston, Texas; † 19. Februar 2017 in New York City, New York)

RIP and thanks for the music !

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Larry Coryell – I’ll Be Over You (1994)

larrycoryellfrontcover1Larry Coryell (born April 2, 1943) is an American jazz fusion guitarist.

Coryell was born in Galveston, Texas on April 2, 1943. After graduating from Richland High School in eastern Washington, he moved to Seattle to attend the University of Washington. In 1965, Coryell moved to New York City where he became part of Chico Hamilton’s quintet, replacing Gabor Szabo. In 1967 and 1968, he recorded with Gary Burton. Also during the mid-1960s he played with The Free Spirits. His music during the late-1960s and early-1970s combined the influences of rock, jazz and eastern music. He formed his own group, The Eleventh House, in 1973. Following the break-up of this band, Coryell played mainly acoustic guitar, but returned to electric guitar later in the 1980s. In 1979, Coryell formed “The Guitar Trio” with jazz fusion guitarist John McLaughlin and flamenco guitarist Paco de Lucia. The group toured Europe briefly, eventually releasing a video recorded at Royal Albert Hall in London entitled “Meeting of Spirits”. In early-1980, Coryell was replaced by Al Di Meola, due to drug addiction.

In 2007, an autobiography was released under the title Improvising: My Life in Music. Larry’s two sons, Julian Coryell and Murali Coryell are also actively involved in the music business.

Larry Coryell is an excellent guitarist, however, on this one his output doesn’t shine, and other participants drown him out a bit (by William)

This is perfect smooth Jazz … another side of Larry Coryell !

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Personnel:
Rick Bottari (keyboards)
Peabo Bryson (vocals)
David Charles (percussion)
Larry Coryell (guitar)
Zach Danziger (drums)
Steve Ferrone (drums)
Donald Harrison (saxophone)
Dan Heymann (piano)
Will Lee (bass)
Chuck Loeb (guitar)
Chris Parks (keyboards)
Mark Sherman (keyboards)
Grover Washington, Jr., (saxophone)
Tracy Wormword (bass)
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background vocals
Sharon Bryant – Vaneese Thomas – Carmen Cuesta – Lani Groves

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Tracklist:
01. I’ll Be Over You (Lukather/Goodrum) 4.56
02. Redwing (Keating/Sherman/Coryell) 4.22
03. Tonight Is The Night (Loab/Cuesta/Bryson/Horlick/Weir) 5.43
04. Try A Little Tenderness (Campbell-Woods/Connelly] 3.06
05. St Louis Blues (Handy] 5.17
06. For The Love Of You (The Isley Brothers) 5.13
07. Nightshade (Washington, Jr./Coryell/Loeb) 4.49
08. This Love Of Ours (Loeb/Cuesta/Thomas) 4.34
09. Before Dawn (Coryell/Sherman) 4.49
10. Cumulus (Sherman) 4.27
11. Better Get Hit In Your Soul (Mingus) 5.37

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Larry Coryell – Private Concert (1999)

FrontCover1This all-acoustic solo guitar studio date by Larry Coryell is a real find, issued by the German label Acoustic Music. Occasionally Coryell overdubs a second accompanying line, as he does on Dizzy Gillespie’s “Brother K,” played as a gentle samba, and “Hot House,” which weds hard bop with bossa nova. Compelling interpretations of timeless standards (“Spring Is Here” and “Body and Soul”), classical works (Ravel’s “Pavane de la Belle au Bois Dormant” and Rodrigo’s “Spanish Suite”), plus an imaginative reworking of George Harrison’s “Something” and a dramatic, extended but never dull take of “Moon River” are among the CD’s many assets. About the only thing to gripe about is the liner note author’s reference to “Todd” Dameron, a mistake unfortunately repeated in the composer credit to “Hot House.” ( by Ken Dryden)

LarryCoryellThis set-which reflects Coryell’s diverse interests, ranging from jazz to pop to classical-is divided between sensitive, articulate solos, and duets with Vic Juris (who inexplicably goes unmentioned in the liner notes).

The jazz side of Coryell’s musical persona manifests itself throughout “Sonny Moon for Two,” a laid-back blues that ranges from funky to more uptown, and Tadd Dameron’s “Hot House,” an aggressive duet. Three pieces reveal his affection for more formal music: a pavane by Ravel, Gershwin’s plaintive “Prelude #2,” and “Spanish Suite,” based on music by Joaquin Rodrigo. Throughout, Coryell demonstrates both his technical and conceptual depth, as he approaches each piece with confidence and imagination. And nowhere is that dynamic combination better evidenced than on George Harrison’s “Something,” a brilliant kaleidoscope of tones, textures, and fragments of other Beatles tunes. (by Jim Ferguson)

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Personnel:
Larry Coryell (guitar)
Vic Juris (guitar)

Booklet1Tracklist:
01. Sonny Moon For Two (Rollins) 3.43
02. Brother K (Gillespie) 6.29
03. Spring Is Here (Hart/Rodgers) 4.40
04. Pavane De La Belle Au Bois Dormant (Ravel)
05. Spring Will Be A Little Late This Year (Loesser)
06. Something (Harrison) 4.20
07. Hot House (Dameron) 3.00
08. Prelude #2 (Gershwin) 3.26
09. Django Fantasy (Coryell) 3.21
10. Spanish Suite (Rodrigo) 7.18
11. Body And Soul (Heyman/Eyton/Green/Sour) 4.13
12. Moon River (Mancini/Mercer) 11.36

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Larry Coryell – Inner City Blues (2000)

FrontCover1Larry Coryell (born April 2, 1943) is an American jazz fusion guitarist.

Coryell was born in Galveston, Texas. He graduated from Richland High School, in Richland, Washington,[citation needed] where he played in local bands the Jailers, the Rumblers, the Royals, and the Flames. He also played with the Checkers from nearby Yakima, Washington. He then moved to Seattle to attend the University of Washington.[citation needed] He played in a number of popular Northwest bands, including the Dynamics, while living in Seattle.

In 1965, Coryell moved to New York City where he became part of Chico Hamilton’s quintet, replacing Gabor Szabo. In 1967 and 1968, he recorded with Gary Burton. Also during the mid-1960s he played with the Free Spirits, his very first recorded band. His music during the late-1960s and early-1970s combined the influences of rock, jazz and eastern music. He married Jewish writer-actress Julie Nathanson prior to the release of his first solo album, Lady Coryell, which like the follow-up album Coryell, the live At The Village Gate, as well as the later record, The Lion and the Ram featured her photos on the cover [there is a ‘ghost’ nude of her descending a staircase on the Aspects album cover]. Julie’s poetry was featured on the back cover of Ram. She was to be an integral part of his musical career/writing-inspiration including management, and her appearance at recording sessions was noted by several side-men. She also wrote a book based on several interviews with various jazz-rock musicians, including her husband, Chick Corea and John Tray1McLaughlin. In the early Seventies, he led a group of various incarnations that all included Mike Mandel (a childhood friend of Larry’s) called “Foreplay,” although the albums of this period – Barefoot Boy, Offering, and The Real Great Escape were credited to just “Larry Coryell.” He formed his own named-group, The Eleventh House, in 1973. The album sold well in college towns and the ensemble toured widely to support that. Several of the group’s albums featured drummer Alphonse Mouzon. Following the break-up of this band, Coryell played mainly acoustic guitar, but returned to electric guitar later in the 1970s – including an album jointly credited with Mouzon and an album with the Brubeck Brothers that was recorded direct-to-disc, that being a new technique/fad at the time. He made several acoustic guitar duet records, including two with Belgian guitarist (and former Focus member) Philip Catherine, their first pairing Twin House (which contained the composition “Miss Julie”) from 1977 picking up very favorable reviews. In 1979, Coryell formed The Guitar Trio with jazz fusion guitarist John McLaughlin and flamenco guitarist Paco de Lucia. The group toured Europe briefly, eventually releasing a video recorded at Royal Albert Hall in London entitled “Meeting of Spirits”. In early 1980, Coryell’s drug addiction led to him being replaced by Al Di Meola. Julie Coryell sang on one track of Coryell’s 1984 album Comin’ Home. The couple went through a messy divorce in 1985. She died in 2009. Coryell recorded (and was briefly romantically involved) an album with Wes Montgomery-influenced guitarist Emily Remler before her death from a heroin overdose while on tour in Australia.

In 2007, Coryell published an autobiography titled Improvising: My Life in Music. Larry’s two sons, Julian Coryell and Murali Coryell, are also actively involved in the music business. (by wikipedia)

This is just a compilation and even this is an unkind compilation (no informations about the recording dates etc.) it´s a good compilation: Listen and discover one of the best jazz-fusion musician we have !

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01. Inner City Blues (Gaye(Nyx) 3.31
02. Misty (Garner) 4.27
03. Oshum, Gooddies Of Love (Harrisson) 4.08
04. Bloco Loco (Coryell) 7.08
05. Angel On Sunset (Montgomery/Sebesky) 5.37
06. Try A Little Tenderness (Campbell/Woods/Cunnel) 3.07
07. This Love Of Ours (Loeb/Cuesta/Thomas) 4.30
08. Better Get Hit In Your Soul (Mingus) 5.38
09. Gabriela’s Song (Caymmi) 3.00
10. Vera Cruz (Nascimento) 9.01
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11. Better Get Hit in Yo’ Soul (hidden track) (Mingus) 5.38

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