The Essential Larry Coryell

The Essential Larry Coryell

by Larry Coryell



When Larry Coryell recorded the sides gathered on this 70-minute CD, fusion was still a new and radical idea -- and the guitarist was one of the adventurers who did more than his part to get the ball rolling. Coryell's diehard followers will be familiar with most of this material, but for novices, The Essential Larry Coryell can serve as a splendid introduction to his Vanguard output. This diverse compilation ranges from 1968's landmark "Stiffneck" (a duet with drummer Elvin Jones that is among the earliest examples of fusion) to the abrasive, Jimi Hendrix-influenced "The Jam with Albert" to the haunting "Spaces (Infinite)," which unites Coryell with another very influential fusion guitarist: John McLaughlin. It's hard to miss Miles Davis' influence on "Yin," a gem underscoring the initial excellence of Coryell's Eleventh House. But even so, there's no mistaking the fact that Coryell was very much a visionary in his own right.

Product Details

Release Date: 05/24/1990
Label: Vanguard Records
UPC: 0015707757621
catalogNumber: 75/76

Album Credits

Performance Credits

Larry Coryell   Primary Artist,Synthesizer,Bass,Guitar,Keyboards
Eleventh House   Track Performer
Elvin Jones   Drums
John McLaughlin   Guitar
Bob Moses   Drums
Alphonse Mouzon   Drums
Miroslav Vitous   Bass
Steve Marcus   Soprano Saxophone
Chuck Rainey   Bass
Mike Mandel   Synthesizer,Piano
Albert Stinson   Bass
Randy Brecker   Trumpet,Horn
Mervin Bronson   Bass
Billy Cobham   Drums
Bernard "Pretty" Purdie   Drums
Danny Trifan   Bass
Harry Wilkinson   Drums

Technical Credits

Larry Coryell   Producer
Ed Friedner   Engineer
Jack Lothrop   Producer
Randy Rand   Engineer
Captain Jeff Zaraya   Engineer
Dave Baker   Engineer
Joel Brodsky   Cover Photo
Danny Weiss   Programming,Producer

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