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Special Guests, Larry Coryell & Miroslav Vitous

Bireli Lagrene guitar
Larry Coryell guitar
Miroslav Vitous bass

Bireli Lagrene with Larry Coryell and Miroslav Vitous - Special Guests - Larry Coryell and Miroslav Vitous

Bireli Lagrene on the right channel, Ovation 6-string acoustic guitar and on "All The Things You Are" Adamas 12-string acoustic guitar. Larry Coryell on the left channel, Adamas 12-string acoustic guitar, Ovation 6-string acoustic guitar and Gibson half electric guitar.

PSP No. 2
All The Things You Are
Solo No. 1
Gloria's Step
All Blues

Total time: 56.37


It was sensational that the March edition of the renowned American Magazin "Guitar Player" granted him a feature: Europe practically never crops up, not in music matters either, in American publications, unless, in the case of the guitar, one's named Paco de Lucia, Andrès Segovia, or let's say, Michael Schenker. The article was sub-titled "Stepping out of Django's Shoes" and introduced Bireli Lagrene, who had gone trough amazing maturing processes during his roughly four or five years of spectacular ascent to international rank, the main distinctive feature being his ambitious cutting of the umbilical cord to Father Django Reinhardt and the exploration of an autonomous mode of expression. It took half a dozen albums from "Routes to Django'" CD jp 1003, rerelease jp 1056 and DCD jp 1055 played at the age of only thirteen, to the musical co-operation with Vic Juris "live'" DCD jp 1061 and finally Jaco Pastorius.


Became well-known overnight, after his legendary appearance in a quartet with vibist Gary Burton, Steve Swallow bass, and the inexhaustible, humourous Bobby Moses at the 1967 Berlin Jazz Festival: Larry Coryell, one of the founders of what is nowadays called Jazz Rock or neutral Fusion. Larry Coryell was always a trenendously cultured, exceedingly professional composer, teacher and guitarist and the scene is unmaginable without this 'born in the forties' jazz guitarist. But most of all the name of Coryell is associated with the rebirth of the acoustic guitar, on six or twelve strings, masterly, as with DiMeola or McLaughlin, but nevertheless different, with a sensitive feeling for that which makes guitar playing so particularly beautiful.


Born 1947 in the Czech Capital, who learnt the violin from six to nine years and then the piano until fourteen, felt the "pull" of the west: on 8th October 1966 the US took him in a young, gifted with genius, jazz maniac, whose love was hooked to the bass. Whilst in Europe he had been on stage, plucking and playing practically everything from classic, mainstream and dixie-jazz and then at a competition organized by pianist Friedrich Gulda in Vienna he won the first prize as bass-player and an entrance to the famous Berklee College of Music in Boston, Mass.


He turned down an option with Cannonball Adderley's group at that time in order to complete his studies at Berklee: within eight months he had his diploma, went in summer 1967 to New York and immediately played with Art Farmer, Freddy Hubbard and in the quintet with Bob Brookmeyer and Clark Terry on the trombone and trumpet respectively.
And then things began to move, Miles Davis heard him with the group, signed him on, just shortly but with transfer qualifications to Herbie Mann. And then Stan Getz, 1970 appeared in his biography, the group "Weather Report" that he co-founded in 1973, Herbie Hancok, Jack DeJohnette, Airto and Chick Corea.
Even in his debut album as front man "Infinite Search" he demonstrated his head-strong wish to find new ways to free himself of prototypes such as Scott La Faro or Gary Peacock: what is known as avantgarde jazz today is, without him, practically unthinkable. Bireli Lagrene and Larry Coryell played together at the Montreux Jazz Festival in July 1981. In 1983 they got together again, this time as a trio with Stephane Grappelli. And in December 1984 they gave a concert as a trio with Vic Juris, in New York's Jazz Club "Fat Tuesdays".

During the Marquee Music Festival in June 1985 in Freiburg, while the young Alsatian was recording his "live" album, and Larry Coryell and Emely Remler were present, they decided to make a record together, and the world's elite bass player Miroslav Vitous jointed in on the recording: And the result: world's best niveau: Jazz, played by a pure string trio, unparalleled.

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