Carlton, Larry & Tak Matsumoto

335 Records, 2010CD
Instrument: GUITAR

Issue: 16.3

Jazz Ruler Type: Fusion
O's Jazz Ruler

Performance: 4
Performance Chart

Sound: 3
Sound Chart

Score Chart

O’s Notes: Veteran jazz guitarist Larry Carlton teams up with Japanese rock star, guitarist Tak Matsumoto who leads the B’z. They come together combining east and west styles and exciting live audiences around the world. “Tokyo Night”, the first single released from the album quickly broke into Japan’s top 10! The program is a combination of old and new tunes with a rock fusion groove. And they waste no time getting into that groove on “Jazzy Bullets” where we recognize Larry’s signature on guitar. They follow that with a fresh version of “Night Crawler 2010” extending the lineage on one of the best of the set. There are also relaxing tunes like “Neon Blue” that will appeal to both camps. The pair integrates well especially on “Easy Mystery” and “ao” capping an album that sounded better each time we listened!


Publicist: 335 Records