LARRY CARLTON – Discovery
1987 – MCA Records – Italy
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Following up his surprise hit debut on acoustic guitar, Larry Carlton offers a collection of easygoing, laid-back, Wave-oriented smooth jazz that slowly reveals hints of the full range of his capabilities. At first, it sounds as if the guitarist would be merely killing time here, but starting with the funky “Knock on Wood,” things get progressively more interesting as seems to find his funky bearings. “Discovery” is actually quite nice with its cushiony vamp; “My Home Away From Home” finds Larry flashing his acoustic chops quite effectively; the shuffling “Minute By Minute” garnered a lot of airplay. Kirk Whalum can be relied upon for stock, crowd-pleasing R&B tenor solos on several tracks, while Terry Trotter plays digital synths, John Pena handles the bass and Rick Marotta is on drums. Nice stuff, not too demanding, but it wears well.