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3.46 | 7 ratings | 3 reviews | 17% 5 stars

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Studio Album, released in 1978

Songs / Tracks Listing

1. Discotexas (3:23)
2. Excerpt (3:56)
3. Ravel (3:42)
4. Wonderful Wolfgang (4:47)
5. Piano Improvisation (2:03)
6. Sweet Shuffle (4:52)
7. Moon (3:25)
8. Park It Where You Want (1:43)
9. Spiritual Dance (7:35)

Total Time 35:26

Line-up / Musicians

- Larry Coryell / 6- & 12-string Ovation guitars, Steinway grand piano, producer

- L. Subramaniam / composer & violin & tambura (9)

Releases information

Artwork: Frieder Grindler (photo)

LP Mood Records ‎- 22888 (1978, Germany)
LP Arista Novus ‎- AN 3024 (1981, US)

CD Mood Records ‎- 33.610 (1987, Germany)

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LARRY CORYELL Standing Ovation ratings distribution

(7 ratings)
Essential: a masterpiece of progressive rock music(17%)
Excellent addition to any prog rock music collection(50%)
Good, but non-essential (33%)
Collectors/fans only (0%)
Poor. Only for completionists (0%)

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Review by Sean Trane
3 stars Named after the guitar brand he uses, this album also implies "solo" written on the same level as the album. Indeed Standing Ovation sits firmly well in the late 70's acoustic period of LC, beit solo or in duo, PC or SK and later the Meting Of The Spirit trio with PDL and JMcL. So we have an album where LC plays an excellent relaxing acoustic guitar, shifting from 16 to 12 strings at will, with one track where he tries himself on the piano, aptly titles Piano Improvisation and one more track, an Indian raga where he's accompanied by violinist Subramanian. The acoustic guitar pieces (all written by him) range from roughly 2 minutes to just below five and show LC in varying moods featuring his mastery of the guitar and the depth of his talent, but the usual Reinhardt influences are certainly not as audible as it is on his other albums of the time. Progheads will have a preference for the Indian raga Spiritual dance and its 7-mins+ music happiness, the only non-Coryell track of the album. As for LC's performance on the piano, it is adequate and demonstrates a good understanding of the instrument, but understandably he's less at ease. Not an essential album for progheads, although if you're a Coryell fan, it will quickly become one
Review by admireArt
4 stars Larry Coryell - Standing Ovation (1978)

He was a genius as long as guitar playing and as a composer. He was because he is no longer among us. This "Standing Ovation (1978)", deserves just that. Not a pure Progessive album, more likely a Modern Jazz one. But its heartfelt playing and virtuosity is well worth your while. Some kind of Latin flavor taints this work but just enough, not to fall into those restrictions. Inventive, clean and enticing. An easy 4 star album. His style , well works wonders, a must for any follower of modern Jazz guitar based compositions! But not just that he allows piano , violin and zither to enter into these compositions here and there! More less than more, it is STRICTLY a guitar album.

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3 stars Yet another offering from the prolific year of 1978 for Larry. The results are vary wildly. Overall, this is a non-essential release even though it marks first of Coryell's Indian inspired journeys, unfortunately, on one track only (listeners get some more in the 2000's). What we get is Corye ... (read more)

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