Originally Posted by L.A. BRONCOS FAN
If this is your assessment of Carlton as a musician then you obviously don't know much about either music or Carlton.
For the record, I'm no fan of "wanking" either (can't stand to listen to Yngwie and his ilk) but there's a difference between playing a lot of notes just to impress people with your chops vs. playing a lot of notes that make melodic sense or have some sort of melodic design.
It's funny how guitar players are the only musicians who get slammed for playing fast or playing a lot of notes - you never hear anyone accuse John Coltrane of being a "wanker."
Seriously, do you even know who Larry Carlton is or who he's recorded and/or performed with?
Spare me the lecture.
Your talking to a guy who tried to fit Chris Squire, Victor Wooten, and Jaco into every song he ever encountered.
I know a slew of great studio players, many of whom you probably worship as much as Carlton. One of whom is one of the best quick jazz pickers of his era. I'm sure you have his poster on your wall.
You dont have to be Yngwie or Buckethead to wank. There are plenty of players who shred their way through the pentatonic or any brand of scale you can think of.
Dont be so full of yourself.
And dont let that guy continue sporting the mullet.