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     Larry Coryell

Born: Apr 2, 1943 in Galveston, TX
Genres: Jazz
Styles: Post-Bop, Fusion
Instruments: Guitar

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, 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 is 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 is missing on CD, tied up by the erratic reissue schemes of Vanguard, RCA and other labels and by jazz-rock's myopically low level of status in the CD era (although that mindset is slowly changing).

According to Coryell, his interest in jazz took hold at the age of four, and after his family moved from Galveston to the state of Washington three years later, he began to learn the guitar, studying records by Tal Farlow, Barney Kessel and Johnny Smith. As a teenager, he played in a band led by pianist Mike Mandel, and by 1965, he gave up his journalism studies at the University of Washington in order to try his luck in New York as a musician. Before the year was out, he attracted much attention jamming in Greenwich Village and replaced Gabor Szabo in Chico Hamilton's band. In 1966, he made a startling recorded debut on Hamilton's The Dealer album, where his blues and rock ideas came to the fore, and that year, he also played with a proto-jazz-rock band, the Free Spirits. Coryell's name spread even further in 1967-68 when he played with Gary Burton's combo, and he was one of the most prominent solo voices on Herbie Mann's popular Memphis Underground album (recorded in 1968). He, Mandel and Steve Marcus formed a group called Foreplay in 1969 (no relation to today's Fourplay), and by 1973, this became the core of the jazz-rock band Eleventh House, which after a promising start ran aground with a string of albums of variable quality.

In 1975, Coryell pulled the plug, concentrating on acoustic guitar and turning in a prolific series of duo and trio sessions with the likes of Philip Catherine, Emily Remler, John Scofield, Joe Beck, Steve Khan and John McLaughlin. In the mid-'80s, Coryell toured with McLaughlin and Paco DeLucia, and in 1986 participated in a five-way guitar session with his old idol Farlow, Scofield, Larry Carlton and John Abercrombie for the Jazzvisions series. Coryell has also recorded with Stephane Grappelli, Charles Mingus, Sonny Rollins and Kenny Barron, and has taped Brazilian music with Dori Caymmi for CTI, mainstream jazz for Muse, solo guitar for Shanachie and Acoustic Music, and (for Nippon Phonogram in Japan) an album of classical transcriptions of music by Stravinsky and Rimsky-Korsakov. In other words, Coryell will probably remain as eclectic as ever throughout his career, which will no doubt make life difficult for musicologists with a yen for pigeonholing.

-Richard S. Ginell (All Music Guide)

Ресурсы сети, связанные с исполнителем:
musicians.allaboutjazz.com/musician.php?id=5929 Biography & articles on 'All About Jazz'
www.kiosek.com/coryell Biography, discography
en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Larry_Coryell About from 'wikipedia'
en.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/Larry_Coryell About from 'wapedia.mobi' [mobile]
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CD коллекции, связанные с исполнителем:
  как основной исполнитель ...
 Larry Coryell - 'Bolero & Scheherazade' - 1982, Mercury Music, Philips
 Larry Coryell - 'Cause And Effect' - 1998, Tone Center
 Larry Coryell - 'Earthquake At The Avalon' - 2009, In-Akustik
 Larry Coryell - 'Introducing The Eleventh House With Larry Coryell' - 1990, Vanguard
 Larry Coryell - 'Monk, Trane, Miles & Me' - 1999, High Note
 Larry Coryell - 'Montgomery' - 2011, Patuxent Music
 Larry Coryell - 'New High' - 2000, High Note
 Larry Coryell - 'Prime Picks: The Virtuoso Guitar Of Larry Coryell' - 2010, High Note
 Larry Coryell - 'Spaces Revisited' - 1997, Shanachie
 Larry Coryell - 'Three Guitars' - 2003, Chesky
 Larry Coryell - 'Toku Do' - 1987, Muse
  как основной соисполнитель ...
 L. Subramaniam - 'From The Ashes' - 1999, Waterlily Acoustics
  как соисполнитель ...
 Randy Brecker - 'Score' - 1969, Blue Note
 Gary Burton - 'A Genuine Tong Funeral' - 1967, BMG, RCA
 Joey DeFrancesco - 'Wonderful! Wonderful!' - 2012, High Note
 Stephane Grappelli - 'Young Django' - 1979, Polygram
 Chico Hamilton - 'The Dealer' - 1966, Impulse!
 Chico Hamilton - 'Thoughts Of..' - 2002, Koch
 Herbie Mann - 'Introducing Herbie Mann' - 2006, Rhino, WEA International
 Herbie Mann - 'Memphis Underground' - 1991, Atlantic
 Charles Mingus - 'Three Or Four Shades Of Blues' - 1977, Atlantic
 Don Sebesky - 'I Remember Bill: Tribute To Bill Evans' - 1998, RCA Victor
 L. Subramaniam - 'Blossom' - 1981, MCA
 L. Subramaniam - 'Indian Express & Mani & Co.' - 1999, Milestone
 L. Subramaniam - 'Mani & Co' - 1986, Milestone
 L. Subramaniam - 'Spanish Wave' - 1983, Milestone
 The Brecker Brothers - 'Score' - 1991, Jazz Door
 Leon Thomas - 'Blues And The Soulful Truth' - 1972, RCA Victor
 Michal Urbaniak - 'Fusion III' - 1975, EMI
 Jack Walrath - 'Out Of The Tradition' - 1992, Muse
 Kazumi Watanabe - 'Dogatana' - 2001, Columbia
 Kazumi Watanabe - 'ONE For ALL' - 1999, IMS
 Lenny White - 'Venusian Summer' - 1975, Nemperor

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