Gospel - Blues - Soul - Funk - Hiphop - Fusion - jazz-rock
Doug Moffet (baritone sax); Mark Douthit (tenor sax); Mike Haynes (trumpet); Barry Green (trombone); Larry Carlton (guitar); Rick Wheeler (guitar tech); Rick Jackson (keyboards); Travis Carlton (bass); Moyes Lucas (drums).
Sat 10 July 2004 18:30 - 19:45 Statenhall
In the mid seventies Larry Carlton established his name once and for all with a bunch of superb guitar solo’s on the Steely Dan album The Royal Scam. Carlton was approaching his thirties and had at that point been busy mastering his instrument for 24 years. He first got acquainted with jazz music listening to a big band album by Gerald Wilson featuring Joe Pass on guitar. Thanks to Pass he got interested in jazz guitarists like Barney Kessel and Wes Montgomery. He also warmed to the blues: B.B. King still is one of his favourites. Carlton developed a style of playing in which the volume pedal became an essential tool. Joni Mitchell – Carlton played on her album Court and Spark – called that technique very expressively ‘fly fishing’. Next to his long time association with The Crusaders, the guitarist didn’t only work as a studio musician (he played thousands of sessions), but also established an impressive solo career.