Guitar Player magazine released a list of the 40 Most Influential Rock Solos Ever in their June issue, and Larry Carlton’s solo on “Kid Charlemagne” made the list! From the article:
Carlton was already a session legend known for his smooth-as-silk lines that were reminiscent of Wes, Pass, and Trane when he cut this Steely track. But when Mr. 335 combined a rock dude’s tone with a jazzer’s harmonic sensibilities, he created the standard by which every jazz rocker would be judged. Ask Steve Lukather, Robben Ford, or Mike Stern what impact this solo had on them. Alright then.