We’re sad to report that legendary fusion guitarist Larry Coryell has passed away in an NYC hotel room at the age of 73. Coryell had a remarkable impact on jazz music, such that he was known as the “Godfather Of Fusion” for his longstanding work in the field. More than 50 years after his first recordings, Coryell was still very active, and had plans to tour this summer with his band, The Eleventh House.Coryell adeptly predicted the rise of jazz fusion music in the 1960’s, contributing to the rise of the groovy genre before many others would catch up. His work brought jazz in the public eye, merging it with all sorts of influences to great effect. In turn, countless guitarists cite Coryell as an influence, and he was even sampled by progressive hip hop artists like J Dilla and DJ Shadow.Renowned fusion guitarist John Scofield penned the following tribute to both Coryell and Clyde Stubblefield, who passed away over the weekend as well:To get a glimpse into Coryell’s style, we present to you the album Spaces, which features the guitarist paired with Chick Corea, John McLaughlin, Miroslav Vitouš and Billy Cobham.Rest in peace, Godfather of Fusion.
CGG has started acquisition of Nebula 3D, a new, long-offset BroadSeis survey located in the Campos and Santos Basins, offshore Brazil.With an initial focus on Brazil’s 15th License Round blocks, the data is being acquired by the Geo Caribbean and a portion of the survey will provide 3D data coverage where no other 3D data currently exists.CGG Geoscience’s Subsurface Imaging Center in Rio will deliver imaging of pre-salt structures in these prolific basins.Dechun Lin, EVP, Multi-Client & New Ventures, CGG, said: “CGG has the industry’s most extensive multi-client data library in Brazil and is the trusted source for ultramodern broadband 3D data, particularly over the pre-salt area. Nebula will further expand our vast contiguous volume of data in the Santos and Campos Basins and interested clients will gain enhanced insight from our high-quality imaging to identify potential prospects over their purchased blocks in this highly prospective region.”The Nebula 3D survey is supported by industry funding.