Larry Coryell's Adventurous, Nimble Jazz Guitar
by Dave Segal
on Thu, Sep 5, 2013 at 12:08 PM
(Jazz Alley) A jazz-fusion guitar master of the soulfully fiery and intricately melodic persuasion, Larry Coryell is reuniting with his vaunted Eleventh House Band for a four-night run at Jazz Alley. For these dates, he'll have drummer Alphonse Mouzon, trumpeter Randy Brecker, bassist Danny Trifan, and keyboardist Mike Mandel performing a repertoire that stands among the loftiest in '70s fusion circles. Coryell turned 70 in April, but footage of recent concerts finds him still in fleet-fingered and questing form. At their peak, the Eleventh House Band approached the virtuosity of Mahavishnu Orchestra; in 2013, they might not be on that level, but they're damn close.