What do you think Sonny Rollins, George Harrison, Ravel, Dizzy Gillespie, Joaquin Rodrigo, Gershwin and Mancini have in common? The answer is really simple: the guitarist Larry Coryell. And his debut album with Acoustic Music Records.
It's been 30 years now since this native Texan set off the jazz-rock revolution playing with the quartet of vibraphonist Gary Burton, together with bass player Steve Swallow and drummer Bobby Moses, and then proceeded to establish it as the unparalleled "fusion" school with his own group Eleventh House. With his sure-footed instinct Coryell, now 55 years old, has since headed down new roads, be that in the guitar trio with John McLaughlin and Paco de Lucia, in the duo with Philip Catherine, or even solo, pioneer and master of the acoustic steel-string guitar. And since the mid-1980s, in guileless American style, but nonetheless with great respect for his material, he has sought access to European art music and has successfully crossed classical music with jazz, acoustically and without any compromises.
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Larry Coryell: acoustic & electric guitars