Jazz pioneer Larry Coryell, often referred to as the Godfather of Fusion, has died aged 73.
The guitarist passed away in his sleep from natural causes in his New York City hotel room on Sunday, following two gigs at the Iridium Jazz Club that weekend.
He known for his highly regarded solo work, with over 60 solo albums to his name, as well as collaborations with legends including Miles Davis, Gary Burton, Alphonse Mouzon, Ron Carter and Chet Baker.
His 1969 album Spaces, which also featured the great John McLaughlin, was often hailed as the beginning of the '70s fusion jazz movement.
Guitarists have lined up to pay tribute to the influential player on social media. We're shared a selection below.
You will be missed my dear friend. #LarryCoryellFebruary 20, 2017
So long #LarryCoryell Arguably 1st "jazzrock" guitarist, inspired Di Meola, Metheny etc Met 2 yrs ago, good guy RIP https://t.co/ujJTNnz1Nc pic.twitter.com/zG0BxYO6g2February 21, 2017
Thank you for the music. Rest in Peace #larrycoryell #jazz #jazzfusion @stevelukather pic.twitter.com/10Gc1iG5frFebruary 20, 2017
#RIP #LarryCoryell our sincerest condolences to his family. Here's a pic of Bill & Larry from ~2013 pic.twitter.com/gObJApfWT3February 21, 2017