Larry Coryell

Genres: Jazz Music & Radio Music Videos & Concerts New Age Urban & Rap
Descriptive "tags": jazz guitar fusion jazz fusion instrumental jazz guitar Powered by AudioScrobbler
Decades Active: 1960s 1970s 1980s 1990s 2000s
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Biography

2 April 1943, Galveston, Texas, USA. Coryell grew up in the state of Washington. He first worked as a guitarist in 1958 when he formed a rock ‘n’ roll band with keyboard player Michael Mandel. In 1965 he relocated to New York and joined Chico Hamilton’s band, overlapping with the legendary guitarist Gabor Szabo, whom he eventually replaced. In 1966 he formed Free Spirits with American Indian tenor player Jim Pepper. He toured with Gary Burton (1967-68) and played on Herbie Mann’s 1968 session, Memphis Underground. Coryell was impressed with the exploits of Jimi Hendrix and Eric Clapton with Cream, and his performance on Michael Mantler’s Jazz Composers Orchestra project in 1968 was scarifying electric guitar at its best. Coryell’s early solo albums featured strong support from Elvin Jones and Jimmy Garrison (Lady Coryell), and John McLaughlin and Billy Cobham (Spaces). Fairyland, recorded live at Montreux in 1971 with soul veterans...

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