One of the loosest, most open albums from the early years of guitarist Larry Coryell
– and a set that maybe has him pointing even more strongly foward in a jazz direction than some of his earlier, more rock-influenced work! The album's a live date, recorded at the Montreux jazz festival – and the group's just a trio, with the great Bernard Pretty Purdie on drums, and Chuck Rainey on bass – both players who can be funky when they want, but who are more relaxed and loose here – so that Larry
himself can really stretch out and soar in the lead. The lack of any other instrumentation really brings a focus on Coryell
's maturing skills on guitar – as he stretches out on long tracks, singing a bit, but mostly jamming, sometimes with a darker and noisier sound than we'd expect! Titles include "Souls Dirge", "Eskalemuir", and "Further Explorations For Albert Stinson".
(Cover has wear and aging.)