Larry Coryell: Love Is Here To Stay
Love Is Here To Stay
Larry Coryell (acoustic guitar)
The Power Trio: Live in Chicago (High Note 757109)
Larry Coryell (acoustic guitar).
Composed by George Gershwin & Ira Gershwin.
Recorded: live at the Jazz Showcase, Chicago, IL, January 9-11, 2003
Rating: 84/100 (learn more)
Larry Coryell's chops seem more indebted to residencies in posh jazz clubs than to either Tin Pan Alley or Shubert Alley, but Gershwin would be proud of this performance. The song is instantly familiar, yet this entertaining solo version stacks up against more established renditions by artists including Ella Fitzgerald. Featuring some of his most reverent playing on disc, the track's conscious conservatism is not a letdown. Ultimately, its success is in its fresh approach to music basic to the jazz lexicon. The melody remains unchanged, his embellishments are perfect, and it benefits from a high level of technical proficiency and excellence.
Reviewer: Marcus Singletary