|Larry Coryell (2012)|
|Guitarist Larry Coryell is a pioneer who has never stopped searching and has never lost his curiosity.
Born in Galveston, Texas, Larry grew up in southern Washington state, and attended the University of Washington in journalism (perhaps in order to have something to fall back if the guitar didn't work out). In 1965 he moved to New York City, and replaced Gabor Szabo in Chico Hamilton's band.
Before recording with Gary Burton in the late 1960s, Larry was part of what is considered to be the first rock fusion band, the Free Spirits. Ever since then, he's gone back and forth between electric and acoustic guitar, with ears wide open to all the fusions, Eastern, Brazilian, funk, blues, …
In 2007, Larry published his autobiography, "Improvising: My Life in Music".
|# 1||Bill Evans||Portrait in Jazz||Come Rain or Come Shine||OJC|
|# 2||Barney Kessel||Kessel Plays Standards||Slow Boat to China||OJC|
|# 3||Wes Montgomery||The Incredible Jazz Guitar of Wes Montgomery||Polka Dots and Moonbeams||OJC|
|# 4||Grant Green||Green Is Beautiful||Ain't It Funky Now||Blue Note|
|# 5||Johnny Smith||Moonlight in Vermont||Stars Fell on Alabama||Roulette|
|# 6||Tal Farlow||Poppin' and Burnin' LP||Jordu||Verve|
|# 7||Miles Davis||Sketches of Spain||Saeta||Columbia|
|# 8||Miles Davis||Milestones||Straight, No Chaser||Columbia|
|Book||John Steinbeck, "East of Eden"|
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