Larry Coryell

Birth Name Lorenz Albert Van DeLinder III
Born April 2, 1943, Galveston, Texas, U.S.
Died February 19, 2017 (aged 73), New York City
Genres Jazz, Jazz Fusion, Free Jazz, Pop, Rock, Classical
Instruments Guitar
Associated Acts The Free Spirits, The Eleventh House, Gary Burton, The Guitar Trio, Philip Catherine

Larry Coryell (born Lorenz Albert Van DeLinder III; April 2, 1943 – February 19, 2017) was an American jazz guitarist.

In the Seventies, he led the group Foreplay with Mike Mandel, a friend since childhood, although the albums of this period, Barefoot Boy, Offering, and The Real Great Escape, were credited only to “Larry Coryell.” He formed The Eleventh House in 1973. Several of the group’s albums included drummer Alphonse Mouzon.

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Solos & Improvisation
Solos & Improvisation
Love Is Here To Stay
Love Is Here To Stay
My Life In Music
My Life In Music

He recorded two guitar duet albums with Philip Catherine. In 1979, he formed The Guitar Trio with John McLaughlin and Paco de Lucia. The group toured Europe briefly, releasing a video recorded at Royal Albert Hall in London entitled Meeting of Spirits. In early 1980, Coryell’s drug addiction led to his being replaced by Al Di Meola. He recorded Together with guitarist Emily Remler, who died in 1990. Starting from 2010, Coryell toured and recorded intermittently with a trio that included pianist John Colianni, as well as bassists Daryl Johns and Jim Cammack.

Top 3 Larry Coryell Recordings

How to Play Guitar Like Larry Coryell