Remembering Larry Coryell

Another great musician has passed:  Larry Coryell.  I’ve been listening to Larry since the late 60’s when he was first bringing dramatic “rock-like” guitar playing into jazz.  Check out his solo on Carla Bley’s “Some Dirge” from Gary Burton’s “A Genuine Tong Funeral” (1967).  Also, Larry’s sound-barrier breaking solo on Mike Mantler’s “Communications #9 (1968) from the first Jazz Composer’s Orchestra album.  Larry will be sorely missed.

Some Dirge:

Communications #9:

From Jazz to Jurisprudence and Back Again

We all suffer setbacks in life. Consider the professional athlete with a multi-million-dollar contract. He seems to be on top of the world. Then pop goes the hamstring. While some injuries are career ending, others can be career altering…

Read more of this interview with CapRadio’s Gary Vercelli here:  http://www.capradio.org/articles/2017/01/19/pianist-dave-bass-from-jazz-to-jurisprudence-and-back-again/