Animal Crackers: Larry Carlton

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Wednesday, August 23rd

About Larry Carlton

Larry Carlton picked up his first guitar when he was just six years old in Southern California. He was introduced to jazz when he was in junior high school after hearing the Gerald Wilson Big Band Album. Larry became interested in Barney Kessel, Wes Montgomery, and legendary blues guitarist B.B. King. 

In 1968 Carlton recorded his first LP, titled "With a little help from my friends". Carlton became one of the most in-demand studio musicians of the past three decades. Carlton's catalog of work includes film soundtracks television themes and work on more than 100 gold albums. With more than 300 studio session under his belt by the early 1980's, Carlton had picked up four grammy nominations, in addition to winning a Grammy in 1981' for the theme to "Hill Street Blues" (a collaboration with Mike Post), he also was voted NARAS's "Most Valuable Player" for three consecutive years. 

Official Website: Larry Carlton



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