Larry Carlton

Larry Carlton's own musical story began in Southern California. He picked up his first guitar when he was only six years old. He was introduced to jazz in junior high school after hearing The Gerald Wilson Big Band album, Moment of Truth, with guitarist Joe Pass. Larry then became interested in Barney Kessel, Wes Montgornery and the legendary blues guitarist B.B. King. Saxophonist John Coltrane was also a major influence on Carlton, beginning with Coltrane's 1962 classic Ballads.

In 1968 he recorded his first LP, With A Little Help From My Friends (Uni). The enthusiastic industry response garnered him a place among jingle singers The Going Thing, recording on camera and radio commercials for Ford. Mid-season in his second year, he segued to Musical Director for Mrs. Alphabet, an Emmy-nominated children's show on the same network. It was here that Carlton showcased his acting skills, performing as the show's co-star, “Larry Guitar.”

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Date Event Time Tickets
Nov4Fri Larry Carlton
Towne Crier Cafe
Beacon, NY
8:30 PM
$6065

Albums

[no cover]
Unplugged
HighNote
2013
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Plays The Sound of Philadelphia
Plays The Sound of...
335 Records
2011
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Greatest Hits Recorded Volume One
Greatest Hits...
335 Records
2009
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Live in Tokyo
Live in Tokyo
335 Records
2009
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[no cover]
Incontournables
HighNote
2008
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[no cover]
Greatest Hits...
HighNote
2007
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