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Jazz Musician of the Day: Larry Coryell

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All About Jazz is celebrating Larry Coryell's birthday today!

Musician magazine named him to its list of 100 greatest guitarists alive today, and after releasing more than 60 albums as a leader and playing on dozens more as a sideman in the last 40 years, Larry Coryell's definitely earned that honor. Exploring the sound of the six- string in an extraordinary number of settings, he's done straight-ahead jazz, classical-influenced solo guitar, funk- rock fusion, light pop and guitar duos and trios with some of the top names in jazz.

Born April 2, 1943 in Galveston, Texas, Coryell grew up in Richland, Wash., and got his musical start in the...Read more.

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