Larry Carlton


Larry Carlton (b. 1948) is a veteran Grammy-winning jazz guitarist and composer who began as a studio musician performing and recording with such acts as Michael Jackson, Joni Mitchell, Dolly Parton, Linda Ronstadt, and Steely Dan before becoming famous as a solo artist during the early 1980s. He is best known for the Top 10 instrumental smash, "The Theme From Hill Street Blues" (1981, as Mike Post Featuring Larry Carlton).

Best known songs (with years) include:

  • The Theme From Hill Street Blues (1981)
  • Sleepwalk (1982)

Pop charts debut year: 1981

Years active: 1962-present

Genres: Jazz fusion, rock, pop

Labels: Elektra, Warner Bros., MCA, GRP, Favored Nations



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