Jazz-rock guitarist and Miles Davis collaborator Larry Coryell dies at age 73
He also worked with Chet Baker.
Jazz-rock guitarist Larry Coryell, known as the “Godfather of fusion”, died on Sunday, February 19 of natural causes at a hotel room in New York City, Rolling Stone reports. He had performed his last show the night before at the Iridium. He was 73.
Coryell was a pioneer of jazz-rock fusion and a prolific artist in his time, releasing over 60 solo albums. He was also a member of the band The Eleventh House, who collaborated with Miles Davis, Chet Baker and other greats. An extensive summer tour with a reformed version of The Eleventh House has been in the works.
His most recent original work was an opera based on James Joyce’s Ulysses and Leo Tolstoy’s War and Peace and Anna Karenina.
Read Coryell’s wife Tracey’s statement about his passing below.