Larry Carlton

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Decades: 1960s 1970s 1980s 1990s 2000s
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2 March 1948, Torrance, California, USA. Often cited as the ‘guitarist’s guitarist’, Carlton has courted rock, jazz and acoustic new age with considerable success. The former member of the Crusaders carved a career during the 70s as a sought-after session musician. His profile improved following some outstanding, fluid playing over a number of years with Steely Dan (in particular, his solo on ‘Kid Charlemagne’ from 1976’s The Royal Scam). His distinctive ‘creamy’ Gibson 335 guitar sound was heard on countless records and his work on numerous Joni Mitchell albums probably contributed to their success, with notable examples including Court And Spark and Hejira. His major label debut appeared in 1978. It was not until Sleepwalk, including its title track (formerly a hit for Santo And Johnny), that Carlton was fully accepted as a solo artist in his own right. Alone But Never Alone found Carlton playing acoustic guitar and the...

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