Larry Coryell has earned a unique place in the jazz annals. He brought a revolutionary sensibility to electric guitar playing in the 1960s; a hard-edged, cutting tone and phrasing that owed as much to blues, rock, and even country as it did to the modern post-bop genre. A true eclectic blessed with impeccable technique, Larry Coryell always has sought a personal individuality. It is true that this has taken him all over the musical map, from Ravel to rock to Rimsky-Korsakov; not reflecting an identity crisis but an uninhibited musical appetite. He has been comfortable in almost every style from decibel-heavy electric work to the most delicate, soothing, intricate lines on acoustic guitar. In between there is finger-spraining, fretboard-busting, pyrotechnic virtuosity. This description only serves to introduce a complex and brilliant player, who currently is writing a symphony.
Larry Coryell - guitar
Larry Gray - acoustic bass
Paul Wertico - drums
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