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I Love Larry Carlton

Discussion in 'Music to Your Ears' started by MikeS29, Jul 23, 2010.

  1. MikeS29

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    just sooooooooo sweet........
     
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    I guess you have to marry him.
     
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    Since this is a Tele forum....



     
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    "The Goodbye Look"....Donald Fagen...The Nightfly
     
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    Saw him and Robbin Ford a few years ago.What a show.They both seem to be having so much fun.My wife went with me and even she enjoyed it.Seems like Larry is a real class act to.
     
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    I really didn't care for some of his smooth jazz solo stuff in the 80's , but there is no doubt he is a stellar player. I still revisit the Steely Dan album "The Royal Scam" often, just to hear his solos on "Kid Charlemagne" and "Don't Take Me Alive". As good as it gets.
     
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    His solo on "Kid Charlemagne" is IMHO amazing. It still makes my head spin with its harmonic content. Word was that it was one take?
     
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    Yes it was~ He just read the charts and, to paraphrase, played what he felt. Don't know about the scotch whiskey, all night long.

    Yeah, I'm playing Steely Dan at the shop right now~

    Charlton is my hero. Now I gotta mash that with Redd Volkaert and Django.
     
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    Sounds like a worthy goal.


    I too want a name when I lose...
     
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    Sorry to rain on the parade guys, but Carlton did the Kid Charlemagne solo in two parts, according to the gentleman himself.

    From an interview at the Steely Dan resource website http://www.granatino.com/sdresource/16lc.htm back in -91:

    "Q: Just for the record, the Kid Charlemagne solo, was that a first take all the way through?
    LC: It was two takes, two parts. I did the first part and we backed it up to the middle section and then punched in from there."

    And scrolling down to the bottom of the page we find this:

    When John Stix was with "Guitar World" in 1981, he asked Larry some detailed questions on working on"The Royal Scam" and on Donald and Walter in general.

    Stix: Steely Dan's "Royal Scam" is one of the finest albums for contemporary electric guitar that has come out in the last decade. And my vote for the best solo on the album goes to your playing on "Kid Charlemagne'.
    LC: It's my claim to fame (he chuckles). I did maybe two hours worth of solos that we didn't keep. Then I played the first half of the intro, which they loved, so they kept that. 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 hey, it's one outstanding piece of work in every aspect anyway!:eek:
     
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    With no accompanyment, the timing feels a tiny bit suspect, but good job:

     
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    I would if he asked me... ;)
     
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