Talk:Larry Coryell

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I think it's important to note that Larry does not only perform fusion music, but also performs (and composes) in the genre of mainstream jazz music. --Ksteveh (talk) 19:20, 21 November 2008 (UTC)

article needs fleshing out - this is about one of the most important jazz guitarists[edit]

I've added some material, and a couple of times did not (yet) add in-line citations - in those instances, the information comes from various articles of Downbeat, Record Review, and Gig magazine. I will add the references shortly. I'm glad that many of his records have their own articles - that helps. Larry's work from 1967-1980 was pretty influential (especially the much-noted work with Gary Burton), and he still made solid recordings after that, such as Equipoise. HammerFilmFan (talk) 06:36, 26 October 2014 (UTC)


According to the bio page on Coryell's official website,

Coryell grew up in the Seattle, Washington area where his mother introduced him to the piano at the tender age of 4.

That doesn't jibe with the article's unsourced

He graduated from Richland High School, in Richland, Washington,[citation needed] where he played in local bands the Jailers, the Rumblers, the Royals, and the Flames. He also played with the Checkers from nearby Yakima, Washington. He then moved to Seattle to attend the University of Washington.[citation needed]

Richland (202 miles (325 km)) and Yakima (142 miles (229 km)) are nowhere near Seattle:


But I have no idea how to resolve this. --Thnidu (talk) 16:45, 9 March 2016 (UTC)

Religion is irrelevant[edit]

He married Jewish writer-actress Julie Nathanson

Her religion is irrelevant, and religion is not mentioned anywhere else in the article. Deleted. --Thnidu (talk) 16:42, 9 March 2016 (UTC)

Thanks! — Preceding unsigned comment added by (talk) 03:17, 31 December 2016 (UTC)

Her ethnicity might be of interest to readers - if the information was properly cited, it will go back in. (talk) 02:59, 21 February 2017 (UTC)

Strange mess: "Jewish" is ethnicity, religion is Judaism. Tockman (talk) 01:00, 19 March 2017 (UTC)

There's nothing else in the article that would support the relevance of Ms Coryell's religion or ethnicity. In fact, a significant number of Jews are not ethnically Jewish so the assumption here is interesting. If idle interest is enough to include it, why is Larry's not mentioned. Given the history of people being interested in whether or not someone is Jewish for nefarious reasons, WP should step lightly here. In fact, most of that paragraph seems more appropriate for inclusion in a Julie Nathanson Coryell page than in her husband's. I own that fusion book and it's fine, but it doesn't belong here. — Preceding unsigned comment added by VAMark (talkcontribs) 20:03, 1 July 2017 (UTC)

Brubrecker Brothers[edit]

In the Biography section, there's a reference to the Brubeck Brothers: "Coryell [released] an album with the Brubeck Brothers that was recorded direct-to-disc." I first assumed you meant the Brecker Brothers, since Coryell has recorded numerous times with both Breckers, esp. Randy. But I went digging and found a Discogs listing of 1978's Better Than Live, credited to Larry Coryell & The Brubeck Brothers at

I'm writing with the assumption that I may not be the only confused reader (or maybe I am), and to suggest that the title and year of the Coryell/Brubecks LP be added, with a link below to the Discogs page that references it. I'm uncertain if Better Than Live is the specific D2D recording you were referring to, so I haven't changed anything on the page; better to change nothing than to screw up a well-written and -researched article. Let me know if I missed anything obvious... it happens. Thanks. Username: folder1 / Real name: Peter F 02:10, 12 July 2016 (UTC)‎

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