Subject: I have found a CD that I think you would enjoy
Back Together Again
Genres: Jazz, Pop
The jazz-fusion album Back Together Again by Larry Coryell & Alphonse Mouzon has been one of our most requested items. It also features guitarist Philip Catherine. Originally issued in 1977 on Atlantic Records, it is mak... more »
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The jazz-fusion album Back Together Again by Larry Coryell & Alphonse Mouzon has been one of our most requested items. It also features guitarist Philip Catherine. Originally issued in 1977 on Atlantic Records, it is making its worldwide CD debut! A fusion classic! Wounded Bird Records. 2002.
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mbfthrasher | Renton, Washington United States | 06/22/2002
(5 out of 5 stars)
"Well, it's midnight and I'm cruising around seeing if old classics have come out on cd. And I as a joke I type in "Coryell and Mouzon," and here we are. I didn't think anything would show up; I thought it was too obscure. I'll get to the point. This is absolutely one of the greatest jazz rock albums of all time. Except, I am a rock fan, not a jazz fan. So, this is a rock jazz album (ok, cd). It is entirely instrumental, but there is some brief singing on a song or two. This thing rocks hard, and I'm not kidding. The guitar playing is stellar, and I mean stellar. The bonus is you don't just get one great guitar player in Larry, you also get Philip Catherine - they are a great guitar duo. It is not pure "hard rock" but is as close to that as rock jazz can get. This really is not for pure jazz fans, it rocks too hard for you (I don't mean to be condescending). Of course, the drumming is fantastic, that is the Mouzon part of the title. And, I don't want to leave the bass player out, he does a great job; it's just that he has so much to compete with! If you like 70's hard rock with a jazz influence, and as a song I suggest Sister Andrea from Mahavishnu Live - this is that type of album. It is the best example I have ever heard of instrumental rock jazz. It is an absolute classic of that genre. Ok, I'm sorry, I said "genre," that's such a cliche word. But I'm not kidding, if you like rock with a jazz kick that makes it unclassifyable, this is it. I simply cannot say enough good things about this CD. And if I haven't convinced you yet, they also at times throw some great funk into the mix! BUY IT."
Good fusion let down by poor mastering
mbfthrasher | 05/27/2003
(3 out of 5 stars)
"The is a good effort by larry Coryell but the sound quality on this disc is horrendous! The label, "Wounded Bird" seems to make a habit of this. This CD sounds like it was mastered from the vinyl masters..just like the original cd pressings back in the mid eighties sounded, weak, no separation, no highs, and low volume! This is extrememly frustrating. If you are going to do it...do it right! With the incredible technology today it is a shame that these titles being out out by wounded Bird sound so bad. If you like your fusion with good sound beware...If you are an audiophile...run home to your mommas! If you just want to hear it, and don't have the ability to master it from a vinyl record your self...buy it."
As great as you remember!
Donald Stuart MacGillivray | Vancouver B.C. Canada | 06/26/2004
(5 out of 5 stars)
"Truly an incendiary slice of mid 70's fusion, Mouzon and Coryell both at the very top of their game. These sessions were rounded out by Phil Catherine on 2nd guitar and John Lee on bass, both fusion players of the first order. Couple of simple vocals near the end of this disc but this album is all about the PLAYING ! Another reviewer had noted his dislike of the mastering and though I grant that it is probably not state of the art, it sounds pretty good to these ears. No need to be put off. I'm still listening to the software more than the hardware. Get this while it's in print!"