The music I listened to and liked during my formative years was very melodic. On that record Joni had me play three, four, maybe five takes of reaction guitar, and then that would be the end of it. As the 90s and 2000s wore on, Carlton continued to crank out albums. Tragedy struck in the late 80s when Carlton was the victim of a random act of violence outside of his private studio near Burbank, California. I punched in for the second half, so it was done in two parts and the solo that fades out in the end was done in one pass. But, no, it was not a special challenge.
He is also one of the most melodic players in any style of music, with many memorable melodies sprinkled across his albums. This back pick up, this back pick up tells a story when you crank it. When I hear a great piano accompaniment or a drum track, I immediately browse through the liner notes and credits to find out who the musician might be. Obviously the stop tailpiece because it came with the trapeze; same original pickups; a number of fret jobs over the years because I played it so much and we put in it the graphite nut. In fact, I overplay the instrument.
So that's how I ended up picking the 335 and the little store I went to in 1969 to buy a 335, it had three 335s hanging on the wall and I chose this one out of it because it sounded the best to me and the rest is really history, isn't it? I went out into the room where my amp was and stood in front of it and tweaked until there was the right tone and then I did four or five or six of those chords to where everything rang. . I've tried other overdrive pedals that other guys like but it seemed to not work with the 335, so this one does in my opinion. All the players they used, we love great feeling rock n roll music but we love harmony. It was mostly just a question of stating clearly what the idea was that you had in mind. He also collaborated with Michel Columbier to arrange the film soundtrack for the blockbuster movie, Against All Odds.
By the time 1977 rolled around, Carlton's tenure with The Crusaders was coming to a close. The travelogue-like lyrics, set to music that was composed mainly on guitar, required sparse arrangements and on most songs there are only two or three musicians accompanying her. And they were very nice. For me, the 335 is a guitar I can play country music on, pop music, I could play the blues, straight ahead jazz, so it seems that that guitar is as versatile as my playing could be — a really good find. A strike of genius by both artists. The choice to get the 335 was actually a very practical choice for me and so know I play a lot of different styles of music and for me I wanted to get a guitar that could cover a lot of bags so I didn't always have to switch to a bebop guitar for this blues guitar for that and this one covers most of the bags that I want to play or was called on to play.
But what I'm getting at is at one of the Stone's sound checks, somebody showed up at sound check with this guitar to show it to Keith. The latter resembles a Martin 000, but features a different soundboard bracing pattern. The album piqued his interest enough that he began to listen to artists like Barney Kessel and John Coltrane. I don't know how I ended up taking that one for the solos. This is my 50 and 100-watt rig, which I play on the road in the states.
You might remember Wheeler from. Then I played the first half of the intro, which they loved, so they kept that. Most people are likely to go and see Larry Carlton in concert because they know him and his music, so no surprises are expected, just very enjoyable, top quality music, which is what Larry delivered. Carlton covers the Fender sound with his 1954 Fender Telecaster and his 1962 Fender Stratocaster. Just like when you're in the studio, you have your dry guitar sound which you wanna put some effects on it, you have the send and return.
I still hear what the chord is — even though it sounds unique and beautiful the way she tuned her guitar. Carlton keeps this technique on , a much more energetic tune with masterful playing by Mitchell, Jaco Pastorius and Carlton. If you go to YouTube and check it, out I'm playing on this guitar. Mitchell takes the role of rhythm guitarist, while Larry Carlton plays lead electric guitar on four of the tunes and an acoustic guitar on another. We start with the amp.
Listening to music is one thing, but to see it unfold in a live show such as this is something completely different. Remarkably, Carlton managed to finish his work on the On Solid Ground effort in 1989. But he loves the tone of this guitar. Taking to the road to bring his music to generational audiences, Larry Carlton is one of the best jazz musicians around today. So when I play the guitar, I hear melodies. The album is unique in its ability to reach mainstream success along with artistic mastery. The tech that worked for me in the 80s, Dave Rouse, he was with me at least three years full-time, at my studio and on the road.
However his best parts in my opinion are on the epic title track , and where he plays along Bernard Purdie, Chuck Raney and Victor Feldman. Effects Carlton has two main pedalboards, both built by his long-time friend and guitar tech, Rick Wheeler. That becomes my overdrive to get a little more out of the amps that I'm borrowing. And one name kept coming up on both of their album sleeve notes, as I scrutinized the fine print to find out who was the guitar player who played all these magnificent licks and solos. The big hit was Hey Nineteen, a shining moment for. He worked with all-stars of the industry, including Paul Anka, Sammy Davis, Jr. Both are completely stock and utterly beautiful.