Larry Carlton & Tak Matsumoto – Take Your Pick

This GRAMMY WINNING album presents a unique pairing of modern Eastern and Western guitar styles promises to deliver a collection of music unlike any other.

  • Album entered into the Japan pop rock charts at #2. First time in 35 years an instrumental album has done so
  • 2010 “Take Your Pick” Tour in Japan sold out 18 shows in 20 minutes
  • Won the Grammy for “Best Pop Instrumental Album” at the 53rd annual Grammy Awards

Larry Carlton established himself from his first recording, A Little Help From My Friends. His studio credits include musicians and groups like Steely Dan, Joni Mitchell, Michael Jackson, Sammy Davis Jr., Herb Alpert, Quincy Jones, Bobby Bland, Dolly Parton, Linda Ronstadt and dozens of others. He went on to perform with the Crusaders and then with the multi-platinum jazz super group Fourplay. With 30 albums to his credit and having performed on over 100 albums that have gone Gold or Platinum, Larry Carlton has set a standard for artistry that spans three decades.

Championed in his homeland as the most renowned guitarist in all of Asia, Tak Matsumoto is primarily revered as chief songwriter, GRAMMY WINNING guitarist and producer of the Japanese rock band, B’z.  Counting a legacy of 18 albums, “B’z” truly means big business! With combined sales totaling over 80 million units in Japan alone, Tak’s artistic vision has easily made them Japan’s best-selling band in history.


Billy Kilson
Michael Rhodes
Jeff Babko
Mark Douthit
Mike Haynes
Barry Green

1. Jazzy Bullets
2. Nite Crawler 2010
3. The Way We Were
4. Islands of Japan
5. Neon Blue
6. Tokyo Night
7. Hotalu
8. East West Stroll
9. Easy Mystery
10. ao
11. Take Your Pick
12. A Girl From China