Larry Coryell: Wrong Is Right


Wrong Is Right


Larry Coryell (guitar)


Spaces (Vanguard 79345)

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Larry Coryell (guitar), John McLaughlin (guitar), Miroslav Vitous (bass), Billy Cobham (drums).

Composed by Larry Coryell


Recorded: New York, August 1969


Rating: 88/100 (learn more)

Nothing here backs the song title, but, consistent with the disc's intended concept, each soloist is given the space to make a major statement on his respective instrument. Thanks to Vanguard's liner notes, listeners can follow along and differentiate between the guitar styles of Coryell, whose tone is bright and high, and John McLaughlin, whose low-neck, bassier modes prevail. Important contributions by bassist Miroslav Vitous and drummer Billy Cobham should not be underestimated, but the recording's enduring charm lies in the two guitarists' subtlety. They complement each other perfectly while avoiding arrogance, which is a challenge to most.

Reviewer: Marcus Singletary

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