Monday, February 20, 2017

Larry Coryell: Rest in Peace

Larry Coryell story

Amazing musician and pioneer in Jazz-Fusion. 73, sheesh.

I saw him live at least 2 times, once at the old Dakota, and once in Chicago at Jazz Central the night before Liquid Tension Experiment I recall. And with Paul Wertico, the only time I saw Paul play actually, who I consider my favorite drummer.

The 1 show I remember at The Dakota was with my friends John and Creighton, and I remember doing my show on KFAI after the show, and we talked about it on the air. Creighton even got some sheet music from Larry with his arrangement to the Gershwin standard (and used in the United Airlines commercial in the 80's) Rhapsody in Blue.

Rest in Peace Larry.