Introducing the Eleventh House with Larry Coryell

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All Music Guide - Scott Yanow
The Eleventh House during 1972-1975 was one of the stronger working groups in fusion, led by one of the unsung heroes of the idiom, guitarist Larry Coryell. This CD reissue brings back the Eleventh House's first recording and, in addition to Coryell's guitar, most heavily featured are trumpeter Randy Brecker who would later be replaced by Mike Lawrence and keyboardist Mike Mandel; bassist Danny Trifan and drummer Alphonse Mouzon are strong in backup roles. The influence of Miles Davis, Weather Report, and Herbie Hancock is apparent, but the Eleventh House also offered a sound of their own. Brecker's solos are often both fiery and lyrical although his use of an occasional ...
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Editorial Reviews

All Music Guide - Scott Yanow
The Eleventh House during 1972-1975 was one of the stronger working groups in fusion, led by one of the unsung heroes of the idiom, guitarist Larry Coryell. This CD reissue brings back the Eleventh House's first recording and, in addition to Coryell's guitar, most heavily featured are trumpeter Randy Brecker who would later be replaced by Mike Lawrence and keyboardist Mike Mandel; bassist Danny Trifan and drummer Alphonse Mouzon are strong in backup roles. The influence of Miles Davis, Weather Report, and Herbie Hancock is apparent, but the Eleventh House also offered a sound of their own. Brecker's solos are often both fiery and lyrical although his use of an occasional electric wah-wah device is less interesting. Coryell and Mandel blend together quite well, and the original grooves on this set often have distinctive personalities. Pity that the reissue does not have any liner notes, otherwise it is easily recommended to fans of early fusion.
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Product Details

  • Release Date: 10/17/1990
  • Label: Vanguard Records
  • UPC: 015707934220
  • Catalog Number: 79342
  • Sales rank: 35,831

Tracks

Disc 1
  1. 1 Birdfingers (3:10)
  2. 2 The Funky Waltz (5:12)
  3. 3 Low-Lee-Tah (4:20)
  4. 4 Adam Smasher (4:33)
  5. 5 Joy Ride (6:11)
  6. 6 Yin (6:06)
  7. 7 Theme For A Dream (3:29)
  8. 8 Gratitude "A So Low" (3:24)
  9. 9 Ism-Ejercicio (4:02)
  10. 10 Right On Y'all (4:20)
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Album Credits

Performance Credits
The Eleventh House Primary Artist, Track Performer
Larry Coryell Indexed Contributor, Synthesizer, Bass, Guitar, Keyboards, Track Performer
Alphonse Mouzon Percussion, Drums
Mike Mandel Synthesizer, Piano, Keyboards
Randy Brecker Trumpet, Horn
Mervin Bronson Bass
Billy Cobham Drums
Chick Corea Keyboards
Michael Lawrence Trumpet
Michael Randy Trumpet
Danny Trifan Bass
Harry Wilkinson Drums
Technical Credits
Dave Baker Engineer
Danny Weiss Producer
Tom Paine Direction
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