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The Larry Carlton Special on The Paul Leslie Hour:

It is a great honor we welcome a very special guest known for both his solo records and his guitar session work. Larry Carlton is one of the greatest guitarists alive. He is a 4-time Grammy winner and 19-time Grammy nominee. He is a recipient of the George Benson Lifetime Achievement Award. He was named one of the 10 Greatest-Ever Session Guitarists by Gibson. Larry Carlton has been playing guitar since he was six years old. He began listening to to jazz music in Junior High School. In 1968, at 20 years old, Larry Carlton recorded his first album entitled “With a Little Help From My Friends.” From 1971 to 1976 he played with jazz rock group The Crusaders. In 1973 he released his second solo project “Singing | Playing,” featuring not only his guitar work, but also vocals. While still touring with the Crusaders, he contributed as a guitar session player to albums from Sammy Davis, Jr., Herb Alpert, Quincy Jones, Paul Anka, Michael Jackson, John Lennon, and Jerry Garcia just to name a few.

Over time, Larry Carlton appeared on over 3,000 studio sessions. His accomplishments are many. He has written and co-written theme songs for TV shows including the hit sitcom “Who’s the Boss?” and the drama “Hill Street Blues.” He has written and recorded a film score and has appeared on more than 100 Gold Albums. He was voted the National Academy of Recording Arts and Sciences “Most Valuable Player” 3 consecutive years. NARAS then named him Player Emeritus and he became retired from eligibility. Larry Carlton’s mesmerizing guitar playing has appeared in 4 videos, 6 DVDs and 28 solo records. It is our pleasure to welcome him on The Paul Leslie Hour for an interview. We also take a listen to his incredible recorded music.

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