When guitarist Larry Coryell first gained national media notice in the mid to late 60's, the term best describing his music was "jazz-rock," which preceded the now-common "fusion." Coryell was there at the start, before John McLaughlin, John Scofield, Pat Metheny, Lee Ritenour, Al DiMeola, Mike and Leni Stern or Bill Frisell. The 73 year old musician had been playing at Iridium in Manhattan when he died unexpectedly February 19 of heart problems.

Published in Get Rhythm