Larry Carlton may not have been issuing records in the United States with any regularity, but Sapphire Blue proves he hasn't been sitting on his hands, either. It's Carlton's first blues-oriented album in many years. Featuring a large band with a complete horn section, Reese Wynans on B-3, Matt Rollings on Rhodes piano, Terry McMillan on piano, and others, Carlton is in fine, even understated form here. This group plays like a band with a soloist at its center, not like a bunch of paid hacks backing up a guitar whiz.
Larry Carlton and Steve Lukather share the stage once again in this exceptional live recording at the famous Blue Note in Tokyo Japan. This 7 song concert features amazing tunes such as the famous Robert Johnson Crossroads and The Beatles While My Guitar Gently Weeps. The talent level of these two legends when paired together is unparalleled.
The Jazz King record is the result of a composition Carlton wrote for H. M. King Bhumibol Adulyadej of Thailand. The Jazz King project was initiated to celebrate the 60th anniversary of King Bhumibol's accession to the throne as well as his 80th birthday in 2007. Carlton was commissioned to write this composition by the Royal Project Foundation and Rotary Club of Bangkok. These compositions were released on CD only in Thailand.
Larry Carlton and his legendary guitar skills will be backed by some amazing musicians on keyboards, bass, back-up vocals, drums, and horn section. This line-up will bring these timeless classics back to life with a new twist that will make this a unique one of a kind performance.
This is a fairly typical Larry Carlton date, with a mixture of music (funky jazz, R&B, some rock influences and a bit of pop) and some distinctive if unadventurous guitar playing. Carlton, who is joined by an electric rhythm section (including keyboardists Terry Trotter and Alan Pasqua) and occasionally saxophonist Kirk Whalum, sounds fine, but the music appears to have been geared toward potential radio airplay. The biggest surprise is a version of Eric Clapton's "Layla."
Three-time Grammy award winner Larry Carlton performs his imitable Jazz fusion sound at Paris' legendary New Morning club, in April 2008. Tracks include the favourites 'Room 335' and 'Walk With Me'.
Three-time Grammy winner, Larry Carlton and Takahiro "Tak" Matsumoto, the most renowned guitarist in all of Asia, teamed up to compose, record, and release "Take Your Pick", an extraordinary collection of 12 original instrumentals already being hailed as "one of the most significant collaborations of contemporary guitar of all time."