Larry Carlton – Strikes Twice (NM/NM)
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Strikes Twice is an album by Larry Carlton that strikes the perfect balance between hard-hitting blues-rock and melodic jazz. Recorded in 1981, the album is a masterful display of Carlton’s virtuosity on the guitar, combining intense, up-tempo riffs with slow, emotive solos.
The title track, “Strikes Twice,” opens the album with a powerful blues-rock vibe that sets the tone for the rest of the album. Carlton’s guitar playing is forceful and tight, and the song’s main riff is as memorable as any blues tune.
The album then moves into the more melodic and jazzy “Room 335,” which showcases Carlton’s jazz chops and lyrical playing. His bluesy solos provide the perfect contrast to the song’s relaxed and groovy vibe.
The rest of the album continues in this vein, alternating between hard-driving blues-rock tunes and soulful jazz numbers. “Nite Crawler” is a standout, with its infectious groove and funky riffs.
Strikes Twice is an essential album for any fan of blues-rock and jazz. Carlton’s playing is masterful and expressive, and the album is a showcase of his immense talent. His guitar playing is passionate and powerful, and the songs are both catchy and memorable. If you’re looking for an album that blends blues-rock and jazz in a unique and exciting way, Strikes Twice is an excellent choice.
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