Larry Carlton & David T. Walker – @ Billboard Live Tokyo (2015)

Larry Carlton & David T. Walker - @ Billboard Live Tokyo (2015)
Artist: Larry Carlton & David T. Walker
Album: @ Billboard Live Tokyo
Genre: Jazz Rock
Origin: USA
Released: 2015
Quality: mp3, 320 kbps
Burnable (Live) (10:33)
Nite Crawler (Live) (6:42)
March Of The Jazz Angels (Live) (6:51)
Soul Food Cafe (Live) (7:48)
A Place For Skipper (Live) (7:56)
10PM (Live) (10:18)
The Well’s Gone Dry (Live) (8:01)
Feel Like Makin’ Love (Live) (4:27)
My Baby By My Side (Live) (8:19)


The pristine artistry of the legendary guitarist Larry Carlton is hard to color as anything but brilliance beyond words. Wooing audiences all over the globe with his stellar jazz offerings, he’s performed on all sorts of albums with all sorts of artists and has even been Larry Carlton David Walkerpart of one of the most discriminating quartets in jazz history: Fourplay. If you land a spot with these guys, you truly have arrived among the elite. Couple that resume in a live setting in Tokyo with another stellar guitar legend in David T. Walker, a true master of tone, and you can only imagine the type of party that had to be. These two virtuosos were captured in such a performance at the Billboard Live Tokyo, Japan.

The set included such gems as Carlton’s “Burnable,” “Nite Crawler,” Walker’s up-tempo and bluesy “Soul Food Café,” Carlton’s cool and tender “A Place for Skipper,” his smoky “10 AM,” the funky “The Well’s Gone Dry,” the classic tune made famous by Roberta Flack “Feel Like Makin’ Love,” and closed with the solid blues of Jimmy Johnson’s “My Baby By My Side.”

Joined by Travis Carlton on bass, Gene Cove on drums, Paulie Cerra laying it down on sax and vocals, and De Marco Johnson handling the keys duties, the band certainly made up a consummate picture of competence, and the audience, by the sound of things, certainly agreed.
As Carlton again adds another fine accomplishment to his ever-growing, ever-glowing list, and David T. Walker proudly adds to his own illustrious legacy, both men continue to figure prominently in the sunshine of the jazz spirit. – Ronald Jackson