LARRY CORYELL - The Livelove Series, Volume 1

Kategorie: CD-Reviews | Genre: Jazz/Jazzrock/Fusion | Heft: Jahrgang 2014, eclipsed Nr. 166 / 12-2014 | VÖ-Jahr: 2014 | Wertung: 8/10 | Label: Promising | Autor: WK

Larry Coryell's band The Eleventh House was one of the few pioneering electric jazz formations of the early to mid seventies that had not emerged from Miles Davis' immediate environment. Guitarist Coryell came from the radius of Gary Burton and Herbie Mann; his touch was much more rock than that of John McLaughlin. From 1973 to 1975 he led the band The Eleventh House, which made a live recording with trumpeter Mike Lawrence, keyboarder Mike Mandel, bassist John Lee and drummer Alphonse Mouzon on Radio Bremen in 1975, which is now released almost 40 years later on this CD. Electric jazz was still a big playground at that time. One hears the musicians' desire to experience the limits. Coryell's guitar and Lawrence's trumpet merged in such a way that it often sounded like two electric guitars. And the rhythm section combined all the advantages of Weather Report, the Mahavishnu Orchestra and Return To Forever.

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