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Improvisations: Best of the Vanguard Years

Larry Coryell

Label: Vanguard Records
Released: 2007
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Disc: 1 - Treats Style; Lady Coryell; The Dream Thing; Two Minute Classical; You Dont Know What Love Is; Stiff Neck; Cleos Mood; Improvisation on Villa-Lobos (Prelude No. 4 in E Minor); The Eyes of Love; Gratitude "A So Low"; Elementary Solo #5; Rue Gregoire Du Tour 1; Sweet Shuffle 14. Ah Wuv Ooh. Disc: 2 - Spaces (Infinite); Low-Lee-Tah; Adam Smasher; Joy Ride; Yin; Entardecendo en Saudade; Scotland Part 1; The Jam With Albert; Rocks; Planet End; Rasputin.


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Jimmy Garrison, Ron Carter: bass; Danny Brubeck, Elvin Jones: drums.

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Album Description

A representative sampling of the guitarists early recordings for Vanguard (and a few later ones as well), it chronicles what one of the musicians who presided over the birth of jazz-rock fusion was up to before that blessed event. Theres a healthy dose of jazz scattered among these fifteen tracks; the presence of major players such as Elvin Jones and Jimmy Garrison, not to mention Coryells own virtuosity, guarantees that. But this is by no means a straight jazz compilation. While youll hear traces of Jim (as in Hall), theres also more than a little Jimi (as in Hendrix); along with the Wes (Montgomery), theres plenty of the West (coast). Neither just a jazzbo or a rocker, Larry Coryell just plays his guitar; he plays it loud or soft, fast or slow, alone or with others. Albums represented here include: Lady Coryell, Larry Coryell & The Eleventh House At Montreux and Planet End.



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