Larry Coryell With The Wide Hive Players
Released On: Apr 12, 2011
Released By: Wide Hive Records
Larry Coryell, the 'Godfather of Fusion' (Downbeat), joins forces with The Wide Hive Players for 13 electrifying new tracks. Well-known for his driving tone and intricate flurries; Coryell delivers amazing and intense performances atop solid and expansive grooves established by The Wide Hive Players. The Players, now consisting of the enormously talented rhythm section of bassist Matt Montgomery (Calvin Keys and Variable Unit) and Thomas McCree (Lyrics Born's drummer), horn players Mike Rinta (Sly Stone, Santana), Doug Rowan (Jazz Mafia) and pianist Adam Shulman, all contribute to create a cohesive alive sound, reminiscent of Coryell's popular Offerings or Eleventh House era. Primarily Jazz-Funk, the album also glows with overtones of soul, blues, has a definitive rock undercurrent. Overall the record is timeless and current; both reflective of past craftsmanship while remaining progressive and original.
"a true pioneer of rock-jazz fusion" — The New York Times
"the Godfather of Fusion" — Down Beat Magazine