Larry Coryell – “Foreplay” (1972)

“Foreplay” is included on fusion guitarist Larry Coryell’s 1972 album, titled Offering. What’s special about this album is that it was released right before the debut of his band Eleventh House, and saw Coryell delivering some of his most inspired, unrestricted playing, ever. The all-star lineup of players features Coryell on guitar, the Great Steve Marcus on soprano sax, Mike Mandel on keys, Mervin Bronson on bass and Harry Wilkerson on drums. Coryell’s scorching solo knots and ties itself through distorted, cacophonous licks and sweet, buttermilk melodies. Worthy of a thousand listens.

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