Larry Coryell: Shining Hour
The focus here is largely on standards, although we do get two Coryell originals including the gorgeous "Apathy Rains", a duet for Barron and Coryell on acoustic guitar. A pair of tunes associated with Miles Davis, "Nefertiti" and "The Sorcerer", suggest how pervasive Davis' influence had become and continues to be. And while Coryell is surely in rare form, let us not forget to mention the solid contributions of Barron and Smith. Both men have distinctive personalities and that innate ability to inspire others with their textural shadings and nuances. The bonus track, "All the Things You Are", succinctly wraps up a delightful set and one can only hope that 32 Jazz will see fit to reissue Coryell's other Muse dates in the near future.
Track Listing: Nefertiti, Apathy Rains, Yesterdays, Floyd Gets a Gig, The Duke, My Shining Hour, The Sorcerer, All the Things You Are
Personnel: Larry Coryell, guitar; Kenny Barron, piano; Buster Williams, bass; Marvin "Smitty" Smith, drums
Record Label: 32 Records