+ Mike Mandel, Mike Lawrence, John Lee, Alphonse Mouzon
Being on the road in Europe in the year 1975, Larry Coryell & the Eleventh House played a powerful live show that was recorded by German state
owned station Radio Bremen, and is now available for the first time in full length. When in 1975 Larry Coryell went on tour with his short-lived allstar
group The Eleventh House, the jazz-rock scene had just reached its climax. Although Larry is considered by many historians to be one of the
first to melt jazz with rock, he never entered the rostrum as winner (one could guess, that his ›mistake‹ was not to be in any of the Miles Davis
groups). With this recording this might change in retrospect. Very few acts of that era were that powerful. Hymns, simple hit melodies, funk
grooves, blues rock guitar, 70ies synth sounds, and a lot of fun and entertainment were the ingredients of a concert evening to be remembered.
The material chosen was like ›The Best of the Eleventh House‹. While many other fusion protagonists with a jazz background used rock, blues,
and funk elements, thinking this might make their music more accessible (some slipping towards easy listening, others were just unable to create
a rock feeling), Larry Coryell & the Eleventh House used all these styles at well-balanced eye level.
»Die Frontline von elektrischer Gitarre und Trompete mag ungewöhnlich sein, aber die Battles dieses Mitschnitts von 1975 zwischen Coryell und Mike Lawrence sind atemberaubend, und Drummer Alphonse Mouzon treibt die beiden vor sich her.« (Jazzthing, Februar / März 2015)