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Nineteen-time Grammy nominee, four-time Grammy winner and all-time guitar great, Larry Carlton established himself from his first recording, A Little Help From My Friends. His studio credits include musicians and groups like Steely Dan, Joni Mitchell, Michael Jackson, Sammy Davis Jr., Herb Alpert, Quincy Jones, Bobby Bland, Dolly Parton, Linda Ronstadt and literally dozens of others. He went on to perform with the Crusaders and then with the multi platinum jazz super group Fourplay. With 30 albums to his credit and having performed on over 100 albums that have gone Gold or Platinum, Larry Carlton has set a standard for artistry that spans three decades.
In 2008, Larry Carlton was honored with a Lifetime Achievement Award from Guitar Player magazine at the historical Ryman Auditorium and was presented the "Titan of Tone" award from Premier Guitar Magazine at the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame. In 2009 Larry received Grammy nominations for his "Greatest Hits Rerecorded - Volume One" released by 335 Records for Best Pop Instrumental Album and "Fortune Teller" from Fourplay's “Energy” was nominated for Best Pop Instrumental Performance. In 2011 success struck again with a Grammy win for the album “Take Your Pick”, a collaboration with Japanese rock icon Tak Matsumoto for Best Pop Instrumental Album. In the months that followed Carlton received the George Benson Lifetime Achievement award at the Smooth Jazz Awards in Toronto Canada on April 29, 2011.