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Larry Carlton

Friday, August 28, 2020
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Early Show : 7:00 PM

Late Show : 9:30 PM

Larry Carlton

Larry Carlton’s musical story includes an unprecedented 19 GRAMMY nominations and four wins. He gained distinction for the unmistakable and often imitated “sweet” sound he delivers with his Gibson ES-335. He also broke new ground with his new trademark volume pedal technique, eloquently displayed in his featured performance with legendary jazz/rock group The Crusaders, as well as Joni Mitchell’s Court and Spark album, referring to it to as “fly fishing.” During his tenure with The Crusaders, Carlton performed on 13 of their albums, often contributing material. He released his second solo project, SinginglPlaying. Aptly titled, Carlton not only played guitar, but performed vocals on eight tracks. His demand as a session player reached a zenith, when he was constantly featured with stars from every imaginable genre, ranging from Sammy Davis, Jr., and Herb Alpert to Quincy Jones, Paul Anka, Michael Jackson, John Lennon, Jerry Garcia and Dolly Parton. At the same time, Carlton was still performing more than 50 dates a year with The Crusaders. All total, his musical legacy includes film soundtracks, television themes and work on more than 100 Gold albums. Carlton has toured extensively with jazz mega-band Stanley Clark And Friends. Rolling Stone Magazine lists his tasty ascent on Steely Dan’s “Kid Charlemagne” as one of the three best guitar licks in rock music.

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