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Joy Spring: The Swinging Side Larry Coryell


Download links and information about Joy Spring: The Swinging Side Larry Coryell by Larry Coryell. This album was released in 2005 and it belongs to Jazz, Bop genres. It contains 9 tracks with total duration of 57:41 minutes.

Artist: Larry Coryell
Release date: 2005
Genre: Jazz, Bop
Tracks: 9
Duration: 57:41
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No. Title Length
1. Joy Spring 6:48
2. The Duke 4:47
3. My Shining Hour 5:05
4. 'Round Midnight 8:49
5. Nefertiti 6:30
6. Yesterdays 5:48
7. Moment's Notice 6:07
8. Sophisticated Lady 5:06
9. All the Things You Are 8:41



Joy Spring is a compilation of straight-ahead tracks that guitarist Larry Coryell recorded over a four-year period for the Muse label, now reissued on the refueled and retooled Savoy Jazz label. Recorded a decade after his super fusion Eleventh House band split, Coryell is in the company of first-rate jazz talent on these three sessions with such luminaries as Stanley Cowell, Billy Hart, Buster Williams, Marvin "Smitty" Smith, and Beaver Harris (Cowell being the only constant). The tunes range form standards like the Arlen & Mercer classic "My Shining Hour," and Jerome Kern's "Yesterdays" to a completely reharmonized version of Thelonious Monk's "'Round Midnight," Wayne Shorter's "Nefertiti," and a wailing read of Clifford Brown's "Joy Spring," which opens the album. There are also fine interpretations of John Coltrane's "Moment's Notice" and Duke Ellington's "Sophisticated Lady." The only problem is that while the disc does show Coryell's straight chops in fine form and his band swinging like mad, it can feel a little schizophrenic at times, given the range of material, but perhaps that's inevitable for a comp that is apt to showcase just how deep the guitarist's roots go.