RIP Larry Coryell

Larry Coryell, passed away Sunday night at a New York City hotel, aged 73. The jazz guitar legend was known as "The Godfather Of Fusion," with a career spanning five decades.

Coryell's recordings in the late 1960s — first with his band the Free Spirits, then with the Gary Burton Quartet and finally as a bandleader — hailed the rise of jazz-rock fusion, and contributed to the evolution of the genre.

Larry Coryell is survived by his wife, Tracey, daughters Annie and Allegra, sons Murali and Julian, and six grandchildren.

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