“Innovative and Unique” Jazz Legend Larry Coryell and His Trio on January 17 at Glenridge Performing Arts Center
[Sarasota, FL: January 9, 2015] Larry Coryell has been described by Whitney Balliett as “the most innovative and original guitarist since Charlie Christian.” The Larry Coryell Trio, with Mark Neuenschwander on bass and Tracy Alexander on drums, perform an evening of jazz, 8 pm, Sunday, January 17, 2015 at the Glenridge Performing Arts Center (7333 Scotland Way, Sarasota.)
As one of the pioneers of 60’s – 70’s jazz– perhaps the pioneer in the ears of some — Larry Coryell deserves a special place in the history books. He brought a unique sensibility to jazz electric guitar playing in the 1960s, a hard-edged, cutting tone, phrasing and note-bending that owed as much to blues, rock and even country as it did to earlier, smoother bop influences. Coryell’s playing is fresh and exciting giving standards and jazz standards a unique treatment that only a true master can give. A true eclectic, armed with a brilliant technique, he is comfortable in almost every style, from the most decibel-heavy, distortion-laden electric work to the most delicate, soothing, intricate lines on acoustic guitar.
Tickets for the Larry Coyell Trio, $20 per person, can be purchased online at www.GPACTix.com, or by calling the GPAC Box Office at 941-552-5325.
This program is part of a jazz series co-produced by South County Jazz Club and GPAC.