A year ago, Coryell played the Glenridge as a solo act. This time, he performed with bassist Markl Neuenschwander and drummer Tracy Alexander. It was the first time he'd worked with either of them, though early in his career, he did work with the drummer's father, Mousey Alexander. Mousey, a prominent jazz drummer in the 1950s, '60s and '70s, died in 1988.
The rapport among the three was beautiful because of their degree of anticipating each other, enjoying what they heard from each other and the collective result. Coryell and Neuenschwander were locked into an uncommon conversational interplay all night.
- Coryell's 90-minute set included two musical tips of the hat. The trio performed an extended exploration of Dave Brubeck's ballad "In Your Own Sweet Way" and
- Coryell, 71, shifted from electric guitar to acoustic for the night's final three songs. He performed solo on "Our Love is Here to Stay" (dedicating it to his wife) and a tour-de-force romp through Ravel's "Bolero."
|Neuenschwander, Coryell, Alexander|