The Real Great Escape LP

Larry Coryell

€ 15,00
  • 1. The Real Great Escape
  • 2. Are You Too Clever
  • 3. Love Life's Offering
  • 4. Makes Me Wanna Shout
  • 5. All My Love's Laughter
  • 6. Scotland II
  • 7. P.F. Sloan

Great jazz fusion album by Larry Coryell, with use of the ARP 2600 synthesizer.

Larry Coryell (1943 - 2017) was an American jazz guitarist.
In 1965 Coryell moved to New York City, where he attended Mannes School of Music.
After moving to New York, he listened to classical composers such as Bartók, Debussy, Ravel, Stravinsky, and Shostakovich.
He replaced guitarist Gábor Szabó in Chico Hamilton's quintet.
In 1967–68, he recorded with Gary Burton. During the mid-1960s he played with the Free Spirits, his first recorded band. His music during the late-1960s and early-1970s combined rock, jazz, and eastern music, including an appearance as a guest musician on the 1969 psychedelic rock album by the Head Shop.

In the 1970s, 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.
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 the Spirits.

In early 1980, Coryell's drug addiction led to his being replaced by Al Di Meola. In 1985, he recorded Together with fellow guitarist Emily Remler, who died in 1990. Starting in 2010, Coryell toured with a trio that included pianist John Colianni. Since 2008, Coryell toured in a duo with fusion guitarist Roman Miroshnichenko.

Album credits:

Guitar, Synthesizer (Arp), Vocals – Larry Coryell
Piano, Synthesizer (Arp) – Mike Mandel
Backing Vocals – Julie Coryell
Bass – Mervin Bronson
Congas – Earl Derouen
Drums – Harry Wilkenson
Tenor Saxophone, Soprano Saxophone – Steve Marcus
Arranged By (Horns) – Bryan Wells
Engineer – Jeff Zaraya
Producer – Danny Weiss

This first US pressing from 1973 on Vanguard (VSD-79329) is in excellent condition. Hardly any surface noise on the vinyl. Sleeve still has shrinkwrap around it and looks like new.

  • Condition: VG+ (Vinyl) / NM (Cover)
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