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Larry Coryell

Jazz Rock/Fusion

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3 stars Coryell teams up with three other jazzmen to form a quartet with piano, bass and drums. On the playlist are mainly jazz covers by jazz masters. Coryell's playing is masterful as always, with lyricism and attention to details. Bass and drums get their space on stage, too.

Piano playing is competent but I feel that Coryell brings more fantasy and finesse. "What's new" has a dreamy landscape especially thanks to the very tasteful guitar. Another highlight is the sole guitar on "Shapes" that defies the post-bop categorization and closes the album on a thoughtful note. Hard to pick a standout track from here, it's more about the impression after listening to it all. Do not expect fusion playing here.

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