AFRO-AMERICAN MUSIC INSTITUTE CELEBRATES 31 YEARS
In 1970, after two records under his own name, Coryell recorded the groundbreaking fusion album Spaces. The project featured fellow guitarist John McLaughlin, pianist Chick Corea on keyboards, bassist Miroslav Vitouš on bass and drummer Billy Cobham.
The guitarist's '70s output totaled more than 20 albums as either a leader or co-leader. Coryell briefly worked with McLaughlin in The Guitar Trio in 1979, but was replaced after a year by Al Di Meola due a drug addiction.
Despite a decline in critical attention, Coryell remained remarkably productive through the 1980s and beyond. He performed on more than 100 albums, and was due to release an Eleventh House record in June of this year.
Coryell leaves behind his wife, Tracey, daughters Annie and Allegra, sons Murali and Julian, and six grandchildren.
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"I never thought goodnight meant goodbye"
Larry my love, I miss you, I'm heartbroken- you never came home. Your spirit ...is with me now- you must be that sense of calm that fills me just when I'm about fall to pieces completely. Genius man, this isn't over. See you next time around..,Key of D