Earthquake at the Avalon
Review by Gary Hill
There might be a lot of guys out there who still practice the fine art of bluesy jazz guitar. It’s a safe bet that few are on the same level as Larry Coryell. He and his band tear through a series of extended jams that are just plain awesome. This disc might not be the most diverse thing you’ve heard, but when it’s all this good it doesn’t matter all that much. If I had a complaint to make it would be that a lot of the vocals just turn me off. The music is strong enough, though that I am not driven far away.