B.B. King & Larry Carlton – In Session


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When session guitar supremo Larry Carlton first picked up the instrument at six years old, he was already a huge music lover. Inspired to learn how to play jazz after hearing the great Joe Pass on the radio, he would go on to study players such as Wes Montgomery and Barney Kessel to help him develop his passion further. However, after being exposed to the legendary blues stylings of B.B. King, his powerful influence helped shape Carlton's playing into the all-rounder that he remains to this very day. So when the opportunity came to record a live television show with B.B. in 1983, Larry jumped at the chance. Titled "In Session", the 43-minute joint performance contains a mix of classic blues and fusion jams, conversations on phrasing, and performances of some favourites including; 'The Thrill Is Gone', 'Hummingbird' and 'Rock Me Baby'. Finally released on this CD, the entire set these incomparable musicians performed that hallowed evening more than 35 years ago, is now available for all to hear.

Track Listing:
1. Medium Blues In C - 3:45   2. Hummingbird - 5:38   3. Blues Jam 1 - 5:25 -   4. Theme From 'Hill Street Blues' - 1:13 -   5. Paying The Cost To Be Boss - 3:51   6. Blues Jam 2 - 1:10 -   7. The Thrill Is Gone - 6:24   8. Blues Shuffle In G - 7:20 -   9. Rock Me Baby 5:10 -   10. It's Just A Matter Of Time 2:59