Barefoot Boy

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For the 1938 film, see Barefoot Boy (film).
Barefoot Boy
Studio album by Larry Coryell
Released 1971
Recorded at Electric Lady Studios, New York
Genre Jazz, Jazz fusion
Length 40:35
Label Flying Dutchman / Atco
Producer Bob Thiele
Larry Coryell chronology
Larry Coryell at the Village Gate
Barefoot Boy
Professional ratings
Review scores
Source Rating
Allmusic 4.5/5 stars[1]
Christgau's Record Guide B+[2]
The Rolling Stone Jazz Record Guide 3/5 stars[3]

Barefoot Boy is Larry Coryell's first and only album for the Flying Dutchman label, a company created by Impulse! Records founder Bob Thiele. The album was produced by Thiele, with production assistance from Lillian Seyfert and engineered by Eddie Kramer. Barefoot Boy was recorded at Electric Ladyland in New York, according to the album's liner note with a certain level of spontaneity.

Original liner notes by Bob Palmer[edit]

Track listing[edit]

All songs except "Gypsy Queen" were composed by Larry Coryell.

Side one
  1. "Gypsy Queen" – 11:50 (Gábor Szabó)
  2. "The Great Escape" – 8:39
Side two
  1. "Call To The Higher Consciousness" – 20:00



  • Larry Coryell - guitar
  • Steve Marcus - soprano saxophone, tenor saxophone
  • Lawrence Killian - conga
  • Roy Haynes - drums
  • Harry Wilkinson - percussion
  • Mervin Bronson - bass
  • Mike Mandel - piano



  • "The Great Escape" (3:00) / "Gypsy Queen" (2:58) - Flying Dutchman/Atco FD-26012; released 1971 (U.S.)


  1. ^ Newsom, Jim. "Barefoot Boy - Larry Coryell | AllMusic". Retrieved 13 August 2011. 
  2. ^ Christgau, Robert (1981). "Larry Coryell". Christgau's Record Guide: Rock Albums of the '70s. Da Capo Press. ISBN 0306804093. Retrieved July 6, 2014. 
  3. ^ Swenson, J. (Editor) (1985). The Rolling Stone Jazz Record Guide. USA: Random House/Rolling Stone. p. 51. ISBN 0-394-72643-X.