Introducing the Eleventh House with Larry Coryell

Introducing the Eleventh House with Larry Coryell

by The Eleventh House


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The Eleventh House during 1972-1975 was one of the stronger working groups in fusion, led by one of the unsung heroes of the idiom, guitarist Larry Coryell. This CD reissue brings back the Eleventh House's first recording and, in addition to Coryell's guitar, most heavily featured are trumpeter Randy Brecker (who would later be replaced by Mike Lawrence) and keyboardist Mike Mandel; bassist Danny Trifan and drummer Alphonse Mouzon are strong in backup roles. The influence of Miles Davis, Weather Report, and Herbie Hancock is apparent, but the Eleventh House also offered a sound of their own. Brecker's solos are often both fiery and lyrical (although his use of an occasional electric wah-wah device is less interesting). Coryell and Mandel blend together quite well, and the original grooves on this set often have distinctive personalities. Pity that the reissue does not have any liner notes, otherwise it is easily recommended to fans of early fusion.

Product Details

Release Date: 10/17/1990
Label: Vanguard Records
UPC: 0015707934220
catalogNumber: 79342
Rank: 34032

Album Credits

Performance Credits

Eleventh House   Primary Artist,Track Performer
Larry Coryell   Synthesizer,Bass,Guitar,Keyboards,Track Performer
Mike Lawrence   Trumpet
Alphonse Mouzon   Percussion,Drums
Mike Mandel   Synthesizer,Piano,Keyboards
Randy Brecker   Trumpet,Horn
Mervin Bronson   Bass
Billy Cobham   Drums
Armando Anthony Corea   Keyboards
Michael Randy   Trumpet
Danny Trifan   Bass
Harry Wilkinson   Drums

Technical Credits

Dave Baker   Engineer
Danny Weiss   Producer
Tom Paine   Direction

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