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3.53 | 6 ratings | 4 reviews | 17% 5 stars

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Studio Album, released in 1978

Songs / Tracks Listing

1. Toronto Under the Sign of Capricorn (8:38)
2. For Philip and Django (4:31)
3. Rodrigo Reflections (7:21)
4. April Seventh (5:50)
5. Silver Medley: Song for My Father / Sister Sadie (5:22)
6. Copenhagen Impressions (4:00)
7. Variations on a Theme (2:47)

Total Time 38:29

Line-up / Musicians

- Larry Coryell / solo acoustic guitar

Releases information

Tracks 1 to 3 recorded live at the Montreux Jazz Festival, Switzerland on July 23, 1978;
Tracks 4 to 7 recorded at Soundmixers, NYC on August 17, 1978.

Artwork: Luis Villota (photo)

LP Arista Novus ‎- AN 3005 (1978, US)

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LARRY CORYELL European Impressions ratings distribution

(6 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%)

LARRY CORYELL European Impressions reviews

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Review by Sean Trane
3 stars This album is yet another acoustic guitar album that LC has gotten us used to in the late 70's, and here half the record is a recording of his third appearance at the Montreux festival in the summer of 78. The first time around (71), he had come with a rock group, the second time around (74), he was with his Eleventh House group, and this time around, he came as a solo acoustic guitarist, again reflecting well what he was up to at the time. With an alpine artwork and a long-haired Larry hunched over his Ovation guitar on the back cover, this album is an unaccompanied straight acoustic guitar album, the typical stuff LC was into in the late 70's, somewhere between Reinhardt and acoustic blues-jazz. Better investigate Lion & Ram album, to see if you could be into this one.
Review by Evolver
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4 stars There arent that many acoustic guitarists in the world that I would want to sit and listen to for an entire concert of solo jazz pieces. But Larry Coryell is one of them. And actually, around the time this was recorded, I did see him play live solo concerts a few times. And this is a nice example of just what his shows were like.

The first LP side (the first three songs) are from a concert at the Montreux Jazz Festival, and sidw two was recorded in a studio. The pieces range from romantic pieces, like April Seventh to just wild improvisation, like Toronto Under The Sign Of Capricorn.

As far as I know, this has never been reissued on CD. Too bad. I bet it would sound great.

Latest members reviews

3 stars Sitting unaccompanied in front of audience with acoustic guitar only and playing mainly energetic pieces. The first piece "Toronto under the sign of capricorn" is a varied track starting lightly and then changing into loud chords before fast melodic fills. "For Philip and Django" is the only qu ... (read more)

Report this review (#2571368) | Posted by sgtpepper | Wednesday, June 16, 2021 | Review Permanlink

4 stars Larry Coryell is one of my guitar heroes, and I like him best on steel string acoustic guitar. The European Impression album is to me one of his best acoustic works. This album consists of 7 tracks. The first three tracks were recorded from 1978 Montreux Jazz Festival, and the rest were record ... (read more)

Report this review (#2403369) | Posted by Mark-P | Tuesday, May 19, 2020 | Review Permanlink

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