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Larry Carlton & SWR Big Band – “Lights On”

Four time Grammy winner Larry Carlton will be joining forces with the acclaimed SWR Big Band for a new production that promises to deliver a timeless collection of songs that have been written or performed by the legendary guitarist over the course of his 50 plus year career.

Combining his roots in blues and jazz with a crossover pop rock sensibility, Carlton’s unmistakable sound is marked by his signature warm tone, bright melodies and soulful guitar solos. Four time Grammy winner, Titan of Tone award recipient and legendary guitar great, Larry Carlton is one of the most influential, prolific and original guitarists in the industry

Carlton established himself from his first recording, A Little Help From My Friends. His studio credits include musicians and groups like Steely Dan, Joni Mitchell, Michael Jackson, Sammy Davis Jr., Herb Alpert, Quincy Jones, Bobby Bland, Dolly Parton, Linda Ronstadt and literally dozens of others. He went on to perform with the Crusaders and then with the multi platinum jazz super group Fourplay. With 30 albums to his credit and having performed on over 100 albums that have gone Gold or Platinum, Larry Carlton has set a standard for artistry that spans three decades.

For the past 60 years the 17 members of the SWR Big Band have thrilled audiences throughout Europe with a hugely varied repertoire and consistently excellent quality of music. It is indisputable that they are one of the best big bands in the world. Since 2002, they have received four Grammy nominations, which is credited to the outstanding soloists of the band, the extraordinary interplay of the musicians and great arrangements of new and classic songs alike. Their success that is also supported by the collaborations with international jazz and world music greats like Pat Metheny, Roy Hargrove, Roberta Gambarini, Sammy Nestico, and Paula Morelenbaum.

Together these two artistic forces will deliver a show that will swing harder and capture more shades of the blues than one could ever imagine. It will surely be a performance that guitar aficionados and jazz lovers alike will not want to miss.

Track Listing:

1. Mellow Out
2. Milestones
3. Kid Charlemagne
4. F’nnnn
5. Too Young To Go Steady
6. My Favorite Things
7. Room 335
8. Friday Night Shuffle
9. The Wells Gone Dry
Bonus Track: Black Friday

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Monika Ryan “Windmills”

Jazz vocalist Monika Ryan, started singing professionally at the age of 15 and had management by 16, working around New York City and under mentorship of musicians like Houston Person. With his recommendation, she applied and entered the world renowned New School for Jazz and Contemporary Music in Manhattan, where she further honed her craft studying with Jackie Paris, Sheila Jordan, Buster Williams, Reggie Workman, Chico Hamilton, Charli Persip, Junior Mance, Arnie Lawrence, and many other jazz luminaries.

At 18 years old Monika started singing with Charli Persip’s big band, “Precipitation,” and working at nightclubs and concert halls around New York. Through these concerts, she met and started working at premier clubs and venues in New York City with other greats, such as Al Grey, Gene Bertoncini, and Larry Ham. At 23 Monika was hired by Carnegie Hall to perform for 2 seasons of its “Neighborhood Concert Series.” During that time she recorded in Carnegie Hall’s studio with legendary guitar player Gene Bertoncini and Carnegie Hall studio engineer, Leszek Wojcik.

In 2000, she produced her first solo recording of all original material, “Love”. The album met with critical acclaim and brought her to the Montreal Jazz Festival. A year later, she followed up with her second album, “Duo,” a collection of standards and original material with guitarist Satoshi Inoue, and then toured Japan with Jon Faddis, David Hazeltine, Satoshi Inoue, Akira Tana and Kiyoshi Kitagawa as part of The Big Apple In Nonoichi Jazz Festival. A year she later, returned to Japan to tour with James Williams, John Lockwood, Bill Pierce, Satoshi Inoue, and Tony Reedus. In 2014, Monika released her third recording, “Involution.” An eclectic and original collection of songs across a variety of genres, “Involution” is a meditation on the cycle of expansion and contraction in all things.

Earlier in 2016, Monika completed a largely improvised jazz album with pianist Chris White, titled “Sketches.” Her latest recording, “Fly,” was just released this month—a modern pop/jazz concept piece that aims to take listeners on an intelligent journey, while remaining fun and accessible listening.

Track Listing:

1. The Windmills of Your Mind
2. Cinnamon and Clove
3. The Summer Knows
4. I Have The Feeling I’ve Been Here Before
5. Moonlight
6. What Are You Doing The Rest of Your Life
7. So Many Stars
8. Where Do You Start
9. His Eyes, Her Eyes
10. Love Like Ours

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Deborah Williams “When Christmas Was Christmas”

Former Ms. Senior Tennessee America, Debbie Williams, reigns again this holiday season with the release of her first studio album in 30 years, “When Christmas Was Christmas”. Debbie is no stranger to the spotlight with over 40 years working in the entertainment industry. From rock bands and MTV using her rock stage name Justine Johns, under which she won Independent Video of the Year, in her early years, to headlining at the legendary venues Jilly’s, Copacabana, and The Rainbow Room, to multiple tours around the world performing in theatres, casinos, on TV, in commercials and voice overs ,Debbie Williams has had quite the career. In her return to the studio, Debbie Williams is putting a new spin on some of the traditional festive favorites as well as introducing the world to a few originals that are sure to become new staples to the sounds of everyone’s holidays! With playful renditions of, “Jingle Bells” and “Winter Wonderland”, a sultry stunner in “Christmas Mem’ries”, and the original showstopping title track, “When Christmas Was Christmas”, this eleven track album is sure to sweeten the sounds of the holidays for years to come.

“Debbie’s CD is a must for your Christmas playlist! Filled with all your favorites for the holiday season (and makes a great gift too)!” – Michael Tozzi

Track Listing:

1. White Christmas
2. The Christmas Waltz
3. I’ll Be Home For Christmas
4. Winter Wonderland
5. When Christmas Was Christmas
6. Let It Snow
7. The Christmas Song
8. Jingle Bells
9. Have Yourself A Merry Little Christmas
10. There’s No Christmas Like A Home Christmas
11. Christmas Mem’ries

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Larry Carlton & David T. Walker @ Billboard Live Tokyo

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For the first time, these two legendary guitarists share the stage at the infamous Billboard Live in Tokyo Japan. Neither of these legends is unfamiliar to Japan, both having commercial success that spans nearly 40 years. This special collaboration will no doubt be a fan favorite for guitar lovers.

Nineteen-time GRAMMY NOMINEE, four-time GRAMMY WINNER and all-time guitar great, Larry Carlton established himself from his first recording, A Little Help From My Friends. His studio credits include musicians and groups like Steely Dan, Joni Mitchell, Michael Jackson, Sammy Davis Jr., Herb Alpert, Quincy Jones, Bobby Bland, Dolly Parton, Linda Ronstadt and literally dozens of others. He went on to perform with the Crusaders and then with the multi- platinum jazz super group Fourplay. With 30 albums to his credit and having performed on over 100 albums that have gone Gold or Platinum, Larry Carlton has set a standard for artistry that spans three decades.

David T. Walker is a Legendary Artist, Guitarist, Musician, Producer, Composer known for His distinct and beautiful signature sound which is often compared to a Harp, Birds or Water with “Soul, In Light & Grace”. David’s signature sound brought him to work with artists such as Jackson 5, Stevie Wonder, Marvin Gaye, Smokey Robinson, Aretha Franklin, The Temptations, Diana Ross, Four Tops, James Brown, Little Richard, Ray Charles, Cannonball Adderly, Stanley Turrentine, Herbie Hancock, Jimmy Smith, The Crusaders, Marlena Shaw, Quincy Jones, Carole King, Sammy Davis Jr. Barry White, Gene Page, Bill Withers, Dean Martin, The Isley Brothers, Mamas & Papas, Nancy Wilson, Barbara Streisand, Gladys Knight and many others.

Track Listing:

1. Burnable
2. Nite Crawler
3. March Of The Jazz Angels
4. Soul Food Cafe
5. A Place For Skipper
6. 10PM
7. The Well’s Gone Dry
8. Feel Like Makin’ Love
9. My Baby By My Side (Bonus)

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Also available on iTunes.

 

Four Hands & A Heart Christmas

fourhandsxmascover_cartmanagerFour Hands & A Heart Christmas” features 9 new arrangements of classic holiday songs. This collection of recordings capture Larry taking an intimate approach to these songs where production is stripped back to only electric, acoustic guitars, and essential percussion which is the same technique and style from the GRAMMY nominated “Four Hands & A Heart Volume One” Larry Carlton creates a unique composition of classic Holiday songs that will put you in the Christmas spirit.

Track Listing:

Have Yourself A Merry Little Christmas
Oh Come Oh Come Emmanuel (2014)
The Christmas Song
Angels We Have Heard On High (2014)
Silent Night (2014)
Away In A Manger (2014)
The First Noel (2014)
Rudolph The Red-Nosed Reindeer
We Three Kings (2014)

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Larry Carlton and Robben Ford – “Unplugged”

Release Date: Feb 25, 2013

First ever acoustic performance recorded with Robben Ford!

The New Morning club in Paris presents the incredible – and long awaited – pairing of two guitar giants for their first Unplugged show. Imagine: Larry Carlton and Special Guest Robben Ford, two legendary guitarists… one stage unplugged… a guitar lover’s dream! This unique pairing of two all-time great guitar legends delivers an unforgettable evening of dueling guitar solos and an uncompromising evening of The Blues performed the way it was meant to be.

Nineteen-time GRAMMY NOMINEE, four-time GRAMMY WINNER and all-time guitar great, Larry Carlton established himself from his first recording, A Little Help From My Friends. His studio credits include musicians and groups like Steely Dan, Joni Mitchell, Michael Jackson, Sammy Davis Jr., Herb Alpert, Quincy Jones, Bobby Bland, Dolly Parton, Linda Ronstadt and literally dozens of others. He went on to perform with the Crusaders and then with the multi platinum jazz super group Fourplay. With more than 30 albums to his credit and having performed on over 100 albums that have gone Gold or Platinum, Larry Carlton has set a standard for artistry that spans three decades.

Joining forces with Larry in Paris is Robben Ford who at 18 he was playing with the likes of Charlie Musselwhite, Jimmy Witherspoon, the L.A. Express with Tom Scott, George Harrison, and Joni Mitchell. He was a founding member of the Yellowjackets, then went on to tour with Miles Davis, Sadao Watanabe, and Little Feat. In 1992 he returned to his roots: the blues – a genre he masters in most exquisite grand style.

 

Track Listing:

1. NM Blues 08
2. That Road
3. Monty
4. Cold Gold
5. Hand In Hand With The Blues
6. Amen AC
7. I Put A Spell On You
8. Rio Samba

DVD Features: Before the Show!

Also available on iTunes

Unplugged DVD: $24.95

Unplugged CD: $18.95

Tak Matsumoto – “Strings Of My Soul”

Release Date: Aug 7, 2012

Entered #4 on Japanese Charts in its debut week. Releasing outside of Asia for the first time!

Championed in his homeland as the most renowned guitarist in all of Asia, Tak Matsumoto is primarily revered as chief songwriter, GRAMMY WINNING guitarist and producer of the Japanese rock band, B’z. His newest solo album “Strings Of My Soul” is a self-selected “best-of” record mixing Jazz, Blues, and Rock. Tak re-recorded all the previously released tracks, and wanted to cover “SUKIYAKI” for a while, he finally made it happened with the special guest appearance of 4-time Grammy Winner Larry Carlton.

Counting a legacy of 12 albums, “B’z” truly means big business! With combined sales totaling over 80 million units in Japan alone, Tak’s artistic vision has easily made them Japan’s best-selling band in history. As a soloist, 2002 served as a landmark year for Tak with the Japanese release of his much heralded instrumental albums, Hana and “Dragon from the West”. Hana garnered rave reviews for its powerfully flowing melodies evocative of scenic horizons of the Orient. The album’s bonus track, “Trinity,” finds Tak stretching the boundaries of “rock” guitar, blending different tastes in the melodies while retaining the same distinctive Japanese spirit.

In 1999 he became the first, and to date, the only guitarist from Asia to be given his own Signature Model Les Paul by Gibson and added to Gibson’s signature artist club.

“To begin with, the idea of making this album was to make an album with all of my favorite songs I’ve encountered during my solo career. Not just a best-of album, but I wanted to try playing them again with my current style. More like “A new album of myself”.
-Tak Matsumoto

 

Tak first teamed up with 335 Records in 2010 when he released “Take Your Pick”, a collaboration with Larry Carlton. This release would prove to be a knock-out and went on to win the Grammy for “Best Pop Instrumental Album” at the 53rd annual Grammy awards earning Tak not only his first nomination, but first win.

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Larry Carlton – “Then & Now Box Set including Four Hands & a Heart, Volume One”

Release Date: Sept 11, 2012

This is a once in a lifetime project! Larry Carlton has taken 21 tracks from albums he has previously recorded (Larry Carlton 1978, Sleepwalk 1982, and Strikes Twice 1980) and re-releasing them along with 14 NEW versions of original songs which features Larry recording electric and acoustic guitars to his classic songs and is titled “Four Hands & a Heart Volume One”. This 3-Disc CD set includes:

Then & Now Disc One
1) Room 335 (From Larry Carlton album)
2) Nite Crawler (From Larry Carlton album)
3) Point it Up (From Larry Carlton album)
4) Rio Samba (From Larry Carlton album)
5) Don’t Give it Up (From Larry Carlton album)
6) It Was Only Yesterday (From Larry Carlton album)
7) Last Nite (From Sleep Walk album)
8. Song For Katie (From Sleep Walk album)
9) Sleepwalk (From Sleep Walk album)
10) 10 PM (From Sleep Walk album)
11) For Love Alone (From Strikes Twice album)
12) Strikes Twice (From Strikes Twice album)
13) Springville (From Strikes Twice album)
14) Mullberry Street (From Strikes Twice album)

Then & Now Disc Two: (From Mr. 335 Live in Japan album 1978)
2) Mellow Out
3) Tight Squeeze
4) I’m Home
5) Rio Samba
6) (It Was) Only Yesterday
7) Point It Up

Four Hands and a Heart Volume One
1) Room 335
2) Nite Crawler
3) Point it Up
4) Rio Samba
5) Don’t Give it Up
6) It Was Only Yesterday
7) Last Nite
8. Song For Katie
9) Sleepwalk
10) 10 PM
11) For Love Alone
12) Strikes Twice
13) Springville
14) Mullberry Street

 

In the liner notes Larry includes his thoughts on each track and why they are special to him.

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Larry Carlton – “Four Hands & A Heart, Volume One”

Release Date: Sept 11, 2012

This record is something special to Larry’s heart. He reviewed these previously recorded solo albums, “Larry Carlton”, “Strikes Twice”, and Sleepwalk” and picked tracks from them that really meant a great deal to him and recorded new electric/acoustic guitar versions of these classic Larry Carlton Tunes.

1) Room 335
2) Nite Crawler
3) Point it Up
4) Rio Samba
5) Don’t Give it Up
6) It Was Only Yesterday
7) Last Nite
8. Song For Katie
9) Sleepwalk
10) 10 PM
11) For Love Alone
12) Strikes Twice
13) Springville
14) Mullberry Street

 

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Joyride – “Are You Fer It”

Joyride brings back the past with a new level of excitement on their newest release entitled “Are You Fer It”. Blending acoustic bass, piano, drums with a signature voice this veteran trio from Nashville, TN have recorded a collection of hit songs from the Great American Songbook, Nat King Cole, and Ray Charles (just to name a few) that now swing like never before. “We love playing this music and watching the reaction of our audience… the grin that sneaks up on your faces is our true motivation and the opportunity to bring our take on this classic era to a brand new generation of hipsters keeps the grin on ours. So let’s get it started…”

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Larry Carlton Autographed “Then & Now” Portraits

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PLEASE NOTE: Portraits are shipped via UPS. If you are ordering additional product then you must order separately, for CDs, DVDs, and Instructional Videos are shipped via United States Postal Service.

Option 1: Metallic Print photo FRAMED, $400.00 plus shipping

– Price includes Frame, conservation acrylic, acid free mat and print, outside dimension 21-1/2″x 22″

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Option 2: Paper Print FRAMED $250.00 plus shipping

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Option 4: Paper Print photo no frame $125.00 plus shipping

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Larry Carlton Trio - The Paris Concert DVDLarry Carlton Trio – The Paris Concert CD and DVD

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Larry Carlton – The Sound of Philadelphia CD

The Sound of Philadelphia - Larry CarltonLarry’s newest album, which is a tribute to Kenny Gamble and Leon Huff, is due to release on February 15th. Larry is backed by some amazing musicians on the album including Paul Shaffer (organ), Tony DeSare (piano), Tommy Byrnes (rhythm guitar), Christopher Jackson (bass), Bill LaBounty (vocals), Andrea Valentini (drums), Mark Douthit (sax), and more. This line-up brings these timeless classics back to life with a new twist that will make this unique record a must have.

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Larry Carlton – Greatest Hits CD

Larry Carlton Greatest Hits“My decision to re-record my greatest hits came from a place of gratitude – for my career and to my loyal fans. I’ve grown so much as an artist I thought it would be really fun to breath new life and spirit into these, now classic songs. My hope is that you enjoy these new recordings as much as you did the first time you heard them. It’s been a total pleasure for me.” – Larry Carlton

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Larry Carlton – Take Your Pick w/ Tak Matsumoto CD

Take Your Pick Larry CarltonThe Grammy Award winning album from Larry Carlton and Tak Matsumoto. This unique paring of modern Eastern and Western guitar styles promises to deliver a collection of music unlike any other.

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Larry Carlton – Live in Tokyo w/ Robben Ford CD

Larry Carlton - Live in TokyoLive in Tokyo with Robben Ford

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Laurie Wheeler – Twilight CD

Laurie WheelerLaurie’s 4th CD, Twilight, is her best work to date and will undoubtedly move her into the the top group of jazz vocalists in the world. It features Rhythm Arrangements by Larry Carlton and hosts a world-class group of musicians that bring the standard gems and original works to life. Recorded by the great LA engineer Csaba Petocz, the sound quality matches the musicianship.

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Interactive instructional video guitar courses from TrueFire.

335 IMPROV

Larry Carlton guitar lessons“I’m excited about 335 IMPROV and the opportunity to present my own approach to improvisation,” Larry says, “which, as I demonstrate in the course, works just as well for me over rock, blues and pop as it does with jazz.” 335 IMPROV is organized into six sections. Each section covers a series of related topics and each uses a vamp or section from one of Carlton’s tunes as the practice track. The tracks were cherry-picked by Larry to provide a range of harmonic and rhythmic situations, in a variety of musical styles that will satisfy players of most every discipline.
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335 BLUES

Larry Carlton guitar lessonsLarry Carlton’s 335 BLUES Interactive Video Software Course 335 BLUES, Larry’s first course in twenty years, imparts Carlton’s philosophical, technical and musical approach in a genre rich with expression and improvisation – the blues. Presented by TrueFire, 335 BLUES features 80 full-length interactive video lessons, text overviews, practice rhythm tracks, standard notation and interactive Power Tab so you can “see” and “hear” the tab and notation played out at any tempo. TrueFire’s video lesson player features zoom, frame advance, looping and other handy controls.
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Larry Carlton & Tak Matsumoto Live 2010 DVD

Take Your Pick DVDThis live DVD performance of the GRAMMY WINNING album “”Take Your Pick”” is a paring of modern Eastern and Western guitar styles has proven to deliver a collection of music unlike any other. Album entered into the Japan pop rock charts at #2. First time in 35 years an instrumental album has done so. 2010 “”Take Your Pick”” Tour in Japan sold out 18 shows in 20 minutes. Run Time: 86 minutes
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Larry Carlton & the Sapphire Blues Band DVD

Larry Carlton Sapphire Blues Band DVDNineteentime Grammy nominee, fourtime Grammy winner and alltime guitar great, Larry Carlton established himself from his first recording, A Little Help From My Friends. His studio credits include musicians and groups like Steely Dan, Joni Mitchell, Michael Jackson, Sammy Davis Jr., Herb Alpert, Quincy Jones, Bobby Bland, Dolly Parton, Linda Ronstadt and literally dozens of others. With 30 albums to his credit and having performed on over 100 albums that have gone Gold or Platinum, Larry Carlton has set a standard for artistry that spans three decades. Run Time: 115 minutes

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