He has dozens and dozens of albums in his heaving back catalogue. And yet it’s hardly an everyday event when there is a new album from jazz fusion hero Larry Coryell on the horizon.

That makes Barefoot Man: Sanpaku a bit of an event. Original compositions are the name of the game here and you can listen to the funky ‘Sanpaku,’ above.

Pianist Lynne Arriale, longtime Coryell collaborator John Lee on bass, Dan Jordan on saxophone and flute, and drummer Lee Pierson join Coryell for the 13 October release.

Coryell will play the Cork Jazz Festival in Ireland on 30 October. FESTIVAL website

Listen to the opening track above taken from cult avant guitarist Mary Halvorson’s latest album Away With You full of her own highly immersive and engrossing original compositions due in late-October on Firehouse 12 Records.

Recorded in late-2015 there’s little to go on so far in terms of background information but the line-up is looking like Jonathan Finlayson (trumpet), Jon Irabagon (alto sax), Ingrid Laubrock (tenor sax), Jacob Garchik (trombone), Halvorson (guitar), Susan Alcorn (pedal steel guitar), John Hébert (bass) and Ches Smith (drums) the band that played the Stone in New York back in the summer.

A big highlight of the autumn for sure in prospect from one of the most innovative guitarists around.