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Larry Carlton

arry 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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Events

Date Time Detail Price
Sep24Mon 8:00 pm 8:00 pm
Larry Carlton
Tower Theatre
Bend, OR
Oct2Tue 20:00 20:00
Larry Carlton Presented By Ronnie Scott's (jazz Guitar, Fusion, Funk)
Birmingham Town Hall
Birmingham, UK
£15.0
Oct3Wed 17:30 17:30
Larry Carlton
Ronnie Scott's
London, UK
Oct4Thu 17:30 17:30
Larry Carlton
Ronnie Scott's
London, UK
Oct5Fri 17:30 17:30
Larry Carlton
Ronnie Scott's
London, UK
Oct12Fri 8:00 pm 8:00 pm
Larry Carlton Quintet
Folly Theater
Kansas City, MO
$20 - 55
Dec15Sat 8:00 pm 8:00 pm
Larry Carlton
Mcglohon Theatre
Charlotte, NC

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