Sunday, January 24, 2021

Sunday Music Muse Day - Larry Coryell, Steve Khan, Gary Burton

This Sunday Music Muse Day find us enjoying a cold, bright sunny day.  After the peaceful Inauguration Day for President Joe Biden and Vice-President Kamala Harris, the mood of the country seems  more relaxed.  This leaves us more time to chill out with some quality tunes.  First up is Coryell-Khan Two for the Road, a CD of duet concerts by guitarists, the late Larry Coryell and Steve Khan. Both are well know for the electric guitar jazz fusion recordings, but this CD features them on acoustic guitars.  Personally, I found myself enjoying Coryell's duet and trio recordings more than his Eleventh House group recording.  Again, this is CD I picked up to replace the vinyl record in my collection, I plan to sell soon.

Next, in celebration his 78th birthday this weekend (Jan. 23)  is Gary Burton The New Quartet, a classic recording of the legendary vibraphonist. Burton mentored and started the careers of many artist including Larry Coryell and Pat Metheny.  This record just one of his many classics.  Some of my favorites are his duets with pianist Chick Corea.  

So, again, after the Inauguration there seems to a ray of the hope in the air, aided by the poet, Amanda Gorman, who's poem lifted the spirits of the whole nation.  Lets enjoy the light, and keep it shining.

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