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Guitarist Larry Coryell - Still learning.

From: Katie Ball
Length: 06:54

Though guitarist Larry Coryell helped create the jazz-rock fusion movement, he isn't ready to be called a legend just yet.

51ikzvrve2l This is an intimate audio portrait of world-renowned guitarist, Larry Coryell. He speaks candidly of past mistakes made both in his work and in his private life. From then to now: Coryell's priorities have changed drastically since his immersion in the New York jazz scene of the mid-1960's. Now as a practicing Buddhist it seems that music has become just a little bit less consuming, while his life is taking on a rich tune of its own.

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This is an intimate audio portrait of world-renowned guitarist, Larry Coryell. He speaks candidly of past mistakes made both in his work and in his private life. From then to now: Coryell's priorities have changed drastically since his immersion in the New York jazz scene of the mid-1960's. Now as a practicing Buddhist it seems that music has become just a little bit less consuming, while his life is taking on a rich tune of its own.

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Review of Guitarist Larry Coryell - Still learning.

As with her piece "Dish: Dynamics of the Duo," Katie Ball presents another thoughtful and sound-rich portrait of a musician at the height of (his) powers, and the result is a fun, informative, and swingingly upbeat snapshot.

Larry Coryell's work has gone largely unrecognized outside of the music industry, but that doesn't mean he hasn't made his mark on the business as a whole. As Katie points out, Coryell's been at the forefront of a movement he helped create, and now, having achieved an inner peace, he sounds as content as ever.

Katie Ball has an instinctive feel for the lives of the musicians she spotlights, and her voice remains as mellifluous as ever.

Broadcast History

This piece aired locally in Orlando, Florida on the Arts Connection program (90.7fm, WMFE) in September, 2007.

Musical Works

Title Artist Album Label Year Length
Moon Larry Coryell Standing Ovation. Mood Records :00
Lady Coryell Larry Coryell Lady Coryell. Vanguard :00
Elementary Guitar Solo # 5 Larry Coryell Essential Coryell. Vanguard :00
I'm Gonna Be Free Free Spirits w/ Larry Coryell Out of Sight and Sound: 1967. Sunbeam :00
No More Booze Minor Blues Larry Coryell Laid Back and Blues (Live). Rhombus :00