Legendary American Jazz Guitarist LARRY CARLTON, the winner of 4 Grammy Awards and 19 Grammy Award nominations for his performances and compositions, is touring Australia in May/June 2014 proudly presented by Abstract Entertainment. His playing style was influenced by such legends as Joe Pass, Wes Montgomery, Barney Kessel, B.B King and John Coltrane and is best remembered performing on the theme song for the hit television series, "Hill Street Blues".
As a Session musician in Los Angeles, making up to five hundred recordings a year, including albums for Joni Mitchell, Billy Joel, Michael Jackson, Quincy Jones, Christopher Cross, Barbra Streisand and Charly Garcia's Clics Modernos. His guitar work on Steely Dan's "Kid Charlemagne" has been listed as the third best guitar solo on record by Rolling Stone Magazine. He also played guitar on Michael Jackson's "Off The Wall" album.