High Note, 2003, CD
Jazz Ruler Type: Bebop
O’s Notes: This is a live set recorded at Chicago’s Jazz Showcase. This was Larry’s request after a brief studio set. He wanted more spontaneity and intuition. He got it with Larry Gray (b) and Paul Wertico (d). Just listen to the interplay between the three on “Autumn Leaves” and you’ll feel the fervor. Coryell also goes solo on a few tracks, most notably Gershwin’s “Love Is Here To Stay”. There are more strong selections like the cool “Bumpin’ On Sunset” and some Chicago blues on “Bag’s Groove”. The sound feels like you are right on stage with them, a nice touch.