LARRY CORYELL

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As one of the pioneers of jazz-rock -- perhaps the pioneer in the ears of some -- Larry Coryell deserves a special place in the history books. He brought what amounted to a nearly alien sensibility to jazz electric guitar playing in the 1960s, a hard-edged, cutting tone, and phrasing and note-bending that owed as much to blues, rock, and even country as it did to earlier, smoother bop influences. Yet as a true eclectic, armed with a brilliant technique, he remained comfortable in almost every style, covering almost every base from the most decibel-heavy, distortion-laden electric work to the most delicate, soothing, intricate lines on acoustic guitar. Unfortunately, a lot of his most crucial electric work from the '60s and '70s went missing in the digital age, tied up by the erratic reissue schemes of Vanguard, RCA, and other labels, and by jazz-rock's myopically low level of status in read more...
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LARRY CORYELL Discography

LARRY CORYELL albums / top albums

LARRY CORYELL Lady Coryell album cover 3.55 | 2 ratings
Lady Coryell
Fusion 1969
LARRY CORYELL Coryell album cover 3.50 | 2 ratings
Coryell
Jazz Related Rock 1969
LARRY CORYELL Spaces album cover 3.86 | 5 ratings
Spaces
Fusion 1970
LARRY CORYELL Barefoot Boy album cover 4.36 | 2 ratings
Barefoot Boy
Fusion 1971
LARRY CORYELL Basics album cover 0.00 | 0 ratings
Basics
Jazz Related Rock 1971
LARRY CORYELL Offering album cover 4.50 | 2 ratings
Offering
Fusion 1972
LARRY CORYELL The Real Great Escape album cover 2.00 | 1 ratings
The Real Great Escape
Fusion 1973
LARRY CORYELL Introducing The Eleventh House album cover 3.75 | 2 ratings
Introducing The Eleventh House
Fusion 1974
LARRY CORYELL Level One album cover 3.50 | 2 ratings
Level One
Fusion 1975
LARRY CORYELL Aspects (featuring The Eleventh House) album cover 3.64 | 2 ratings
Aspects (featuring The Eleventh House)
Fusion 1975
LARRY CORYELL Planet End album cover 3.50 | 1 ratings
Planet End
Fusion 1975
LARRY CORYELL The Restful Mind album cover 3.00 | 2 ratings
The Restful Mind
Fusion 1975
LARRY CORYELL The Lion & The Ram album cover 0.00 | 0 ratings
The Lion & The Ram
Fusion 1976
LARRY CORYELL Twin House (with Philip Catherine) album cover 0.00 | 0 ratings
Twin House (with Philip Catherine)
Post Bop 1977
LARRY CORYELL Back Together Again (with Mouzon) album cover 0.00 | 0 ratings
Back Together Again (with Mouzon)
Fusion 1977
LARRY CORYELL European Impression album cover 3.00 | 1 ratings
European Impression
Fusion 1978
LARRY CORYELL Splendid (with  Philip Catherine) album cover 3.25 | 2 ratings
Splendid (with Philip Catherine)
Fusion 1978
LARRY CORYELL Standing Ovation album cover 3.00 | 2 ratings
Standing Ovation
World Fusion 1978
LARRY CORYELL Difference album cover 3.50 | 1 ratings
Difference
Fusion 1978
LARRY CORYELL Tributaries album cover 3.00 | 1 ratings
Tributaries
Fusion 1979
LARRY CORYELL Return album cover 0.00 | 0 ratings
Return
Fusion 1979
LARRY CORYELL Bolero album cover 0.00 | 0 ratings
Bolero
Third Stream 1981
LARRY CORYELL Bolero (String) album cover 3.50 | 1 ratings
Bolero (String)
Third Stream 1981
LARRY CORYELL Scheherazade album cover 0.00 | 0 ratings
Scheherazade
Fusion 1982
LARRY CORYELL L'Oiseau De Feu, Petrouchka album cover 0.00 | 0 ratings
L'Oiseau De Feu, Petrouchka
Third Stream 1983
LARRY CORYELL Le Sacre du Printemps album cover 0.00 | 0 ratings
Le Sacre du Printemps
Third Stream 1983
LARRY CORYELL At The Airport (with Brian Keane) album cover 0.00 | 0 ratings
At The Airport (with Brian Keane)
Fusion 1984
LARRY CORYELL A Quiet Day In Spring (with Michael Urbaniak) album cover 0.00 | 0 ratings
A Quiet Day In Spring (with Michael Urbaniak)
Fusion 1984
LARRY CORYELL Coming Home album cover 0.00 | 0 ratings
Coming Home
Fusion 1984
LARRY CORYELL Together (with Emily Remler) album cover 0.00 | 0 ratings
Together (with Emily Remler)
Latin Rock/Soul 1985
LARRY CORYELL Equipoise album cover 0.00 | 0 ratings
Equipoise
Fusion 1986
LARRY CORYELL Toku Do album cover 2.50 | 1 ratings
Toku Do
Post Bop 1987
LARRY CORYELL Dedicated To Bill Evans And Scott La Faro album cover 0.00 | 0 ratings
Dedicated To Bill Evans And Scott La Faro
Fusion 1987
LARRY CORYELL Dragon Gate album cover 0.00 | 0 ratings
Dragon Gate
Fusion 1989
LARRY CORYELL Shining Hour album cover 0.00 | 0 ratings
Shining Hour
Fusion 1989
LARRY CORYELL American Odyssey album cover 0.00 | 0 ratings
American Odyssey
Fusion 1990
LARRY CORYELL Twelve Frets to One Octave album cover 0.00 | 0 ratings
Twelve Frets to One Octave
Fusion 1991
LARRY CORYELL Fallen Angel album cover 0.00 | 0 ratings
Fallen Angel
Fusion 1993
LARRY CORYELL I'll Be Over You album cover 0.00 | 0 ratings
I'll Be Over You
Fusion 1995
LARRY CORYELL Sketches Of Coryell album cover 0.00 | 0 ratings
Sketches Of Coryell
Fusion 1996
LARRY CORYELL Spaces Revisited album cover 3.50 | 2 ratings
Spaces Revisited
Fusion 1997
LARRY CORYELL Monk, Trane, Miles & Me album cover 0.00 | 0 ratings
Monk, Trane, Miles & Me
Fusion 1999
LARRY CORYELL The Coryells album cover 0.00 | 0 ratings
The Coryells
Fusion 1999
LARRY CORYELL New High album cover 0.00 | 0 ratings
New High
Fusion 2000
LARRY CORYELL Moonlight Whispers album cover 0.00 | 0 ratings
Moonlight Whispers
World Fusion 2001
LARRY CORYELL Inner Urge album cover 0.00 | 0 ratings
Inner Urge
Fusion 2001
LARRY CORYELL Cedars of Avalon album cover 0.00 | 0 ratings
Cedars of Avalon
Post Bop 2002
LARRY CORYELL Birdfingers album cover 0.00 | 0 ratings
Birdfingers
Fusion 2002
LARRY CORYELL Tricycles album cover 0.00 | 0 ratings
Tricycles
Post Bop 2004
LARRY CORYELL Larry Coryell, Victor Bailey & Lenny White ‎: Electric album cover 4.00 | 1 ratings
Larry Coryell, Victor Bailey & Lenny White ‎: Electric
Fusion 2005
LARRY CORYELL Larry Coryell, Victor Bailey & Lenny White - CBW : Traffic album cover 0.00 | 0 ratings
Larry Coryell, Victor Bailey & Lenny White - CBW : Traffic
Fusion 2006
LARRY CORYELL Impressions album cover 0.00 | 0 ratings
Impressions
Fusion 2008
LARRY CORYELL Earthquake at the Avalon album cover 0.00 | 0 ratings
Earthquake at the Avalon
Fusion 2009
LARRY CORYELL Montgomery album cover 3.00 | 1 ratings
Montgomery
Fusion 2011
LARRY CORYELL With the Wide Hive Players album cover 0.00 | 0 ratings
With the Wide Hive Players
Fusion 2011
LARRY CORYELL The Lift album cover 3.50 | 1 ratings
The Lift
Fusion 2013
LARRY CORYELL Heavy Feel album cover 4.25 | 2 ratings
Heavy Feel
Fusion 2015
LARRY CORYELL Barefoot Man: Sanpaku album cover 5.00 | 1 ratings
Barefoot Man: Sanpaku
Fusion 2016
LARRY CORYELL Larry Coryell's 11th House : Seven Secrets album cover 0.00 | 0 ratings
Larry Coryell's 11th House : Seven Secrets
Fusion 2017

LARRY CORYELL EPs & splits

LARRY CORYELL live albums

LARRY CORYELL At the Village Gate album cover 4.50 | 2 ratings
At the Village Gate
Fusion 1971
LARRY CORYELL Fairyland album cover 3.00 | 2 ratings
Fairyland
Fusion 1972
LARRY CORYELL Two For The Road (Larry Coryell / Steve Khan) album cover 0.00 | 0 ratings
Two For The Road (Larry Coryell / Steve Khan)
Fusion 1977
LARRY CORYELL At Montreux album cover 4.00 | 1 ratings
At Montreux
Fusion 1978
LARRY CORYELL Better Than Live (with Brubeck Brothers) album cover 5.00 | 1 ratings
Better Than Live (with Brubeck Brothers)
Fusion 1978
LARRY CORYELL Live ! (with Catherine / Kühn) album cover 0.00 | 0 ratings
Live ! (with Catherine / Kühn)
Fusion 1980
LARRY CORYELL Live From Bahia album cover 0.00 | 0 ratings
Live From Bahia
Fusion 1992
LARRY CORYELL Private Concert album cover 0.00 | 0 ratings
Private Concert
Fusion 1998
LARRY CORYELL The Power Trio: Live in Chicago album cover 0.00 | 0 ratings
The Power Trio: Live in Chicago
Fusion 2003
LARRY CORYELL Three Guitars album cover 0.00 | 0 ratings
Three Guitars
Fusion 2003
LARRY CORYELL Laid Back & Blues: Live at the Sky Church in Seattle album cover 4.00 | 1 ratings
Laid Back & Blues: Live at the Sky Church in Seattle
Fusion 2006
LARRY CORYELL January 1975 album cover 0.00 | 0 ratings
January 1975
Fusion 2014
LARRY CORYELL Aurora Coryellis album cover 0.00 | 0 ratings
Aurora Coryellis
Fusion 2015
LARRY CORYELL Larry Coryell & The Eleventh House : Live at the Jazz Workshop album cover 0.00 | 0 ratings
Larry Coryell & The Eleventh House : Live at the Jazz Workshop
Fusion 2015
LARRY CORYELL The Funky Waltz album cover 0.00 | 0 ratings
The Funky Waltz
Fusion 2016

LARRY CORYELL demos, promos, fans club and other releases (no bootlegs)

LARRY CORYELL re-issues & compilations

LARRY CORYELL Bolero & Scheherazade album cover 0.00 | 0 ratings
Bolero & Scheherazade
Third Stream 1983
LARRY CORYELL The Essential Larry Coryell album cover 0.00 | 0 ratings
The Essential Larry Coryell
Fusion 1990
LARRY CORYELL The Virtuoso Guitar of Larry Coryell album cover 0.00 | 0 ratings
The Virtuoso Guitar of Larry Coryell
Fusion 2010

LARRY CORYELL singles (0)

LARRY CORYELL movies (DVD, Blu-Ray or VHS)

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3.50 | 1 ratings
A Retrospective (A Sequel To His Story)
Fusion 2007

LARRY CORYELL Reviews

LARRY CORYELL The Real Great Escape

Album · 1973 · Fusion
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Sean Trane
After three fantastic albums such as LaVG, BB & Offering, would LC manage to get one more under his belt? Unchanged line-up, still the usual Danny Weiss on the production stool, the main ingredients changing here would seem to be the return of wife Julie and the return of frequent singing from both spouses. Oh yeah, we get to see the ARP synth's first appearance, toyed by both LC and Mandel. Taking its name on a track from Barefoot Boy, and sporting an appropriate artwork, the album fails to pay homage to the BB track.

Indeed, TRGE is a sub-par album that ranges from almost country rock with brass/horns arrangements ala BS&T as in the closing PF Sloan or semi Savoy Brown boogie of the title track, the only long song that allows a bit of an escape from basic song structures. Wife Julie signs two tracks, while hubby Larry signs four, the rest being covers, two of them from Jim Webb. The Scotland II track might just be the album's only "highlight" (if we can call it that), with the presence of the afore-mentioned ARP synth, but one can't say it is used that wisely, but at least it allows the track to blow over the tight structures of the songs present on this album, and give LC a bit of space to expand. But the break is not big enough to allow the escape.

Don't get me wrong, not everything is bad on this album, there are moments of brilliance, the thing being that they are much fewer and farther apart. But overall this album is best fleed away from, partly because of the frequent vocals, but also from under-average songwriting. TRGE is really not recommended unless you're a die-hard fan

LARRY CORYELL Lady Coryell

Album · 1969 · Fusion
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Sean Trane
LC's second album (released on his usual Vanguard label) is obviously dedicated to the missus, who was apparently pregnant a second time (see the album's fourth track title) and is a bit of a pot-pourrit, just like Larry's early albums were, and is noteworthy for the appearance of two Coltrane cohorts, Jones & Garrison. The album ranges from straight jazz to purposely poorly recorded country tracks (the Dylan- sounding Two Minutes Classical and the opening Grateful Dead-like Herman Right), to the Cream-esque Sunday Telephone and the purely Hendrix-ian title track (much reminiscent of Jimi's 1983/Tides) with its 6- mins+ of searing guitars.

The album's much jazzier flipside starts on the dreamy Thing, soon followed by Garrison's Treats Style and the cover of What Love Is, both in a very traditional jazz. Stiff Neck is one of this side's highlights with its jammy guitars with Elvin Jones' excellent drumming. Note that LC ^lays all bass on this album, but on this particular track, he chose guits & drums. The excellent Cleo's Moods closes the album in a fantastic guitar feast.

Lady Coryell is certainly not LC"s best early album, but it remains very much a good career-consolidating album, that deserves to be included in the progheads' second or third batch of LC album acquisition. Still recommended enough, but it is rather uneven.

LARRY CORYELL Coryell

Album · 1969 · Jazz Related Rock
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Sean Trane
Whether this is the debut album or not is debatable, but its his first one under his own name and what a debut this album makes. It's actually virtually impossible to tell that the guitarist on this album will be the jazz and jazz-rock giant he became. Behind this very hippy-ish artwork hides a pure blistering piece of hard rocking guitar. The line-up consists of permanent sidemen such as school friend Mike Mandel (KB), drummer Purdie, with the bass slot still not decided between Rainey and Stinson. Guesting are old collab Amerindian Jim Pepper, Miles collab Ron Carter, while wife Julie signs the liner notes (and gets two track credits as well) and in-house producer Danny Weiss at the production helm, this debut album is certainly no accident and the very base of LC's early career.

Quite a varied album we get here, as the tracks range from the good rocking sung track like the opening Sex track (sounding like Lenny Kravitz circa Let Love Rule, with more instrumental space) and Morning Sickness (guitar as medication), to incandescent lengthy instrumental extrapolations Jam With Albert (Stinson the bassist), from the softer psych-blues Beautiful Woman (again early Kravitz comes to mind) to the slow-starting boogie Elementary Guitar Solo #5 (an excuse for a hot searing and soaring solo) turning into a wild mid-section tempo. The two Julie-penned tracks are both quality piece that do not detract from the rest of the album, especially the wild No One Really Knows, starting out nicely, until Larry hoofs it into the stratosphere with his guitar and the closing Ah-Wuv-Oh, where Pepper's flute plays an interesting contrast with Larry's guitar.

Certainly one of LC's best moments in his career that will feature many, I would like to point out that if LC would progress musically greatly, he was starting from a solid base like this album. Indeed this album can't be called jazz, jazz-rock t all, it is a pure R'nR album, and one that's highly recommended, too

LARRY CORYELL European Impression

Album · 1978 · Fusion
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Sean Trane
This album is yet another acoustic guitar album that LC has gotten us used to in the late 70's, and here half the record is a recording of his third appearance at the Montreux festival in the summer of 78. The first time around (71), he had come with a rock group, the second time around (74), he was with his Eleventh House group, and this time around, he came as a solo acoustic guitarist, again reflecting well what he was up to at the time. With an alpine artwork and a long-haired Larry hunched over his Ovation guitar on the back cover, this album is an unaccompanied straight acoustic guitar album, the typical stuff LC was into in the late 70's. Better investigate Lion & Ram album, to see if you could be into this one.

LARRY CORYELL Standing Ovation

Album · 1978 · World Fusion
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Sean Trane
Named after the guitar brand he uses, this album also implies "solo" written on the same level as the album. Indeed Standing Ovation sits firmly well in the late 70's acoustic period of LC, beit solo or in duo, PC or SK and later the Meting Of The Spirit trio with PDL and JMcL. So we have an album where LC plays an excellent relaxing acoustic guitar, shifting from 16 to 12 strings at will, with one track where he tries himself on the piano, aptly titles Piano Improvisation and one more track, an Indian raga where he's accompanied by violinist Subramanian. The acoustic guitar pieces (all written by him) range from roughly 2 minutes to just below five and show LC in varying moods featuring his mastery of the guitar and the depth of his talent, but the usual Reinhardt influences are certainly not as audible as it is on his other albums of the time. Some will have a preference for the Indian raga Spiritual dance and its 7-mins+ music happiness, the only non-Coryell track of the album. As for LC's performance on the piano, it is adequate and demonstrates a good understanding of the instrument, but understandably he's less at ease. Not an essential album, although if you're a Coryell fan, it will quickly become one

LARRY CORYELL Movies Reviews

LARRY CORYELL A Retrospective (A Sequel To His Story)

Movie · 2007 · Fusion
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Slartibartfast
As Larry moves into his 60's, he hasn't lost his touch. I was actually expecting a more comprehensive look back on his music. Considering the amount of music Coryell has created, that's really an impossibility. What you get is a resurrection of his early electric period in the '70's primarily. Turns out that for what I have from that period, I'm getting a lot of stuff I haven't heard. Those who have followed his career know that he went through a long acoustical guitar period and currently plays more straightforward jazz rather than jazz rock/fusion. If he's going to start moving back to that kind of music, you can count me in.

What's nice about this set of music is it really doesn't sound dated. It's rather fresh. Although I must admit I am hearing some of it for the first time.

One complaint though, the musician's credits aren't in the box or booklet except for three of the guests. I know the white haired guy playing guitar is Larry. The bass player was really impressive. And I did get that Larry's son Julian was the primary second guitarist.

Anyway, seeing Larry play live electric on DVD is great. It's been years since I last saw him live and in person, but never on electric, if memory serves. Also a great way to get to know this important musician. You get two DVDs which include rehearsal footage and interviews.

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