Wednesday, September 16, 2009

larry carlton singing playing

This is Larry Carlton's second record. The trademark 'Carlton' guitar sound is evident throughout, as is his toneless singing. The tracks here have a more earthy feel, as opposed to the over-produced stylings he would later employ; however, the overall results are disappointing. The guitar playing is certainly impressive (especially the distortion-filled "Free Way"), but there is simply not enough of it. Regardless, this is an interesting part of Carlton's beginnings and there are enough moments here that foreshadow his evolvement into one of the most distinctive voices in the history of electric guitar.


marram62 said...

A1 Easy Evil (4:57)

A2 I Cry Mercy (3:15)

A3 One More Chance (3:13)

A4 With Respect To Coltrane (5:53)

B1 American Family (4:03)

B2 Wavin' And Smilin' (3:01)

B3 Captain, Captain (3:28)

B4 Free Way (6:15)

proteus_1568 said...

Gracias, muy buena musica

jazzobsessive said...

A great new discovery for me-The Crusaders in all but name!!