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Deep Into It
Genres: Jazz, Pop, R&B
Thirty years ago, when Larry Carlton recorded the original version of "Put It Where You Want It," he was the newest member of the legendary Crusaders. On "Deep into It," featuring a long jamming remake of that classic tune... more »
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Thirty years ago, when Larry Carlton recorded the original version of "Put It Where You Want It," he was the newest member of the legendary Crusaders. On "Deep into It," featuring a long jamming remake of that classic tune, the guitarist is welcoming a new sax voice into the smooth-jazz fold, Chris Potter, heretofore known for his daring jazz work as a leader and with the Dave Holland Quintet. While Carlton doesn't come close to meeting Potter halfway on the acoustic/smooth-jazz axis, the guitarist, as the title suggests, does dig a bit deeper into the smooth-jazz harmonic and rhythmic framework. Potter sounds as comfortable playing here as he does playing more adventurous music. His tone has a grittier edge than most smooth-jazz players, but it's made palatable by Carlton's familiar warm guitar sound. Programmers Carl Burnett and Rex Rideout sparkle on the title track, "Morning Magic," and "Don't Break My Heart," while the tracks closest to the smooth-jazz center feature sax man Kirk Whalum or coproducer Paul Brown as composer and/or arranger, including a version of the Eagles' beautiful song, "I Can't Tell You Why," featuring vocalist Shai. --Mark Ruffin
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Wayne L. from VANCOUVER, WA
Reviewed on 10/31/2009...
Very cool jazz guitar by the Master Larry Carlton - great album!
Don't knock it 'til you try it
Ax Slinger | The Lost Coast | 12/27/2002
(4 out of 5 stars)
"As they say Larry Carlton is "The Musician's Musician", and his guitar work on this album is excellent as always. Personally I didn't buy it for the vocal tracks, but I never did that with any of his albums. I buy Carlton albums to hear Mr. 335 do what he does best. Play guitar.I admit there are things on some of his albums that I don't much care for, but it certainly isn't his guitar playing. I can live without singers and and all that, but considering that only covers maybe 10% of his material, I'd say he has done considerably better than most musicians these days, who churn out album after album that have one or two good songs and the rest is just filler. And I'm being very generous calling it "filler". It's the most polite word I can think of to describe most "music" on sale today."