Jazz guitarist Larry Coryell, known as the "Godfather of Fusion," has died in New York City. He was 73.
His publicist, Kurt Nishimura, said Coryell died Sunday in his hotel room of natural causes. Nishimura says he had just performed two shows at the Iridium on Friday and Saturday.
Coryell’s highly influential album “Spaces,” recorded in 1969, has long been considered one of the pillars of the jazz-rock fusion movement that soon followed. He stood out whether performing fusion, bebop and post-bop, or any number of jazz styles in between.
The versatile guitarist recorded more than 60 albums under his name. He recorded a good number more with such jazz...