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Jim Cohen

Philadelphia, PA
Post Posted 20 Feb 2017 5:27 pm     Reply with quote

Sorry to be the bearer of sad news but LC has passed at the young age of 73. I had the good fortune to meet him a few years ago after a concert of his and when I told him I played jazz PSG, his whole face lit up and he said, "You mean like Buddy Emmons?? I love his playing!" That's when my face lit up too. Smile

RIP, Larry Coryell, one of the founding fathers of fusion.


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Bill Ladd

Wilmington, NC, USA
Post Posted 20 Feb 2017 5:57 pm     Reply with quote


RIP Mr. Coryell
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Mike Perlowin

Los Angeles CA
Post Posted 20 Feb 2017 8:32 pm     Reply with quote

Wow. I met Larry just a month ago at the NAMM show. He didn't look sick at all.
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Stephen Abruzzo

Philly, PA
Post Posted 20 Feb 2017 8:40 pm     Reply with quote

Saw Larry back in 1978 or 1979 at the Bijou Cafe in Philly. Good show, great technique.

RIP Larry.
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steve takacs

beijing, china via pittsburgh
Post Posted 21 Feb 2017 12:02 pm     Reply with quote

Oh man, not another one.....
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Rick Schmidt

Prescott AZ, USA
Post Posted 21 Feb 2017 1:12 pm     Reply with quote

I'm very sad about this Sad
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John Hopkin

Katy, TX
Post Posted 21 Feb 2017 2:20 pm     very sad... Reply with quote

i first saw him in '67 at the jazz festival in austin...he was playing with gary burton's (vibes) brand new quartet...he was 23--gary was 24...steve swallow on bass...gary had left stan getz to form his fusion group...gary and larry had really long hair, which was ok for rockers at the time but not so much for jazz crowd..the announcer who introduced them warned the audience not to judge them by their looks, which everyone did anyway...a few boos when the curtain came up..of course, they were just great...gary killed on a 10-minute solo performance of "misty"...all of the guys went on to separate stellar careers (gary with a 40-year partnership with chick corea) and eventually came full circle to record with gary again at some point...larry has a son, murali, who is a great guitarist in his own right...i bought his first CD and then haven't heard too much about him...larry was a great technician and instructor...he will be missed immensely...
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Gary Cooper

Atmore, Alabama
Post Posted 21 Feb 2017 3:59 pm     Larry Reply with quote

Chet Atkins was a huge fan of Larry.
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Brint Hannay

Maryland, USA
Post Posted 22 Feb 2017 11:32 am     Reply with quote

Man, too young! What a loss.

A few years back a bass player and drummer I know were playing a local jazz gig in D.C. and a guy came up to the stage and asked if he could sit in. They weren't too sure about letting a stranger sit in until he said "I'm Larry Coryell". He sat in for a couple of sets.
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