Discussion in 'Playing and Technique' started by jdiesel77, Jun 30, 2006.
My 1st of his cd's./..which would u suggest
With the Crusaders, Chain Reaction, on his own, Room 335.
My preference would be "Last Nite" which is a live performance.
Or,if you like blues! Saphire Blue
"BP BLues" and "So What" are phenomonal!
Last Nite !
Listen to "Emotions wound us so"...
On his Live in Japan cd w/ Steve Lukather, LC plays a phenominal solo that covers several jazz greats from Wes to Pass. The depth of his knowledge and playing is exteemly impressive. Especially since he knows and can play everything.
Last nite +1
The problem with Carlton and Ritenour etc... (bad ass studio guys), is they are so good that sometimes the music sounds too polished. "Last Nite" is more raw sounding.
I really dig LC's playing on Chain Reaction - a very under rated LP indeed.
Also the previous Crusader's album - is it called Put It Where You Want It? Or is that just the song title?
Interested in the LC as a sideman stuff? The Royal Scam (Steely Dan), The Nightfly (Donald Fagen) are very interesting listens. Both feature great playing and very imaginative use of the electric guitar, both in arranging and just for cool sounds.
Larry Carlton/Larry Carlton..His first major record.. listen to Rio Samba and Room 335..Also Strikes Twice is a good record..but I do agree that Last nite is an excellent choice.
I'm really enjoying the new CD Fire Wire - it's a bit of a departure for Carlton as it's got more of a rock/funk edge to it with a lot of the tracks having fairly harmonically simple grooves. His playing really burns in this setting - not 'smooth jazz' at all.
Speaking of Larry with the Crusaders, this affords me the chance to ask this ?. In my buying and selling of albums, i recently came into possession of 9 Crusaders records. Was hanging on to them as i knew Larry was on them and was gonna go thru them to decide which ones are worth keeping. Trying to pare my collection a little.
Seems everyone digs 'Chain Reaction' so that's a keeeper. And Dana, the one you mentioned is titled 'Crusader 1' , there's a song on it called " Put it Where You Want it". Others i have include, ' The 2nd Crusade', 'Scratch', Unsung Heroes', Free as the Wind', Southern Comfort', 'the Best of' . and one titled 'At their Best' on Motown.
Anyone care to comment on any of these to help me lighten the load?
Agreed, but ,"Baby I'm so sorry. I apolagize... for loving you. Oh oh. oh" is a terrible lyric - MEGA CHEESE!!! However, the solo that comes in after it makes up for the words being so awful. It starts out with a KILLER tone and builds very well.