Larry Coryell: Power Trio: Live in Chicago (2003)
The songs on Live in Chicago range from snappy electric jazz like "Autumn Leaves" through slow dirges like "Black Orpheus" and "Bumpin' on Sunset," to acoustic ballads like "Love is Here to Stay," and Coryell's guitar stirs with beauty in the solo piece "Something." He displays mastery of all these varied styles, but the melodies can't match the catchy heads from his fusion work, like "Scotland I." Coryell and his band perform a solid set of traditional electric and acoustic jazz on Live in Chicago , and the recording captures the crisp feel of live performance, but the music doesn't have the same memorable spark as Coryell's classic or recent fusion.
Track Listing: 1. Autumn Leaves 2. Black Orpheus 3. Love is Here to Stay 4. Star Eyes 5. Something 6. Bumpin' on Sunset 7. Good Citizen Swallow 8. Bags' Groove
Personnel: Larry Coryell: guitars, Larry Gray: basses, Paul Wertico: drums.