About Larry Coryell
Larry Coryell is one of the world’s foremost acknowledged guitar masters. He has recorded more than 85 albums over the past 45 years as a bandleader, soloist and featured accompanist. As one of the world’s acknowledged guitar masters, Coryell has played with top-ranking guitarists like B.B. King, Keith Richards, Robbie Robertson, Bob Dylan, and Les Paul. Hailed by his legion of fans as one of “the guitar gods” in the late 1970s and as a “truly Renaissance musician who excels at all styles of playing,” he has undeniably earned himself the title of ‘Guitar Legend.’
Larry arrived in New York in 1965, and soon found himself in a variety of projects ranging from jazz to classical. He came to national prominence as a member of Gary Burton’s quartet. The late 60s thru early 70s saw Larry as one of the most in-demand guitarists in rock, jazz and all musical genres. During that time Larry toured with Jack Bruce, and was featured in sessions with Jimmy Webb, the 5th Dimension, Charles Mingus, Billy Cobham, Chick Corea and John McLaughlin. Through the albums produced during this period, Larry Coryell emerged as a profound music prophet who merged rock, jazz, Eastern modes and scales and free-form improv flashing Classical riffs.
In 1974 Larry formed The 11th House , the most popular and successful fusion band of its time, which included his friend and colleague Randy Brecker. After The 11th House disbanded, Larry was signed by Clive Davis for Arista Records, where he made a series of solo albums, followed by a direct-to-disc recording with the Brubeck Brothers.
What Other People Have Been Saying...
“a true pioneer of rock-jazz fusion” -New York Times
“the Godfather of fusion” – Dan Ouellette, Down Beat
“… ably resurrects the sound of pre-Mahavishnu fusion with style and precision.” - Vintage Guitar