This week, on Thursday and Friday, jazz-rock guitarist Larry Coryell visits Dazzle. As one of the pioneers of jazz-rock -- perhaps the pioneer in the ears of some --Larry Coryell deserves a special place in the history books. He brought what amounted to a nearly alien 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. Yet as a true eclectic, armed with a brilliant technique, he is comfortable in almost every style, covering almost every base from the most decibel-heavy, distortion-laden electric work to the most delicate, soothing, intricate lines on acoustic guitar.
Performing with Coryell this weekend will be Joe Anderies - sax, alto flute; Chuck Lamb - piano; Paul Romaine - drum set; and Bijoux Barbosa - bass.