Take Your Pick (album)

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Take Your Pick
Take Your Pick cover.jpg
Studio album by Larry Carlton & Tak Matsumoto
Released June 2, 2010
Recorded Larry's Log Cabin, Franklin, TN
Eclectic Studio, Nashville, TN
Rodeo Recording, Los Angeles CA
Birdman West, Tokyo
Gardenia Studio, Tokyo
Genre Jazz fusion
Length 61:07
Label 335 Records (US)
Vermillion Records (JP)
Producer Larry Carlton
Tak Matsumoto

Take Your Pick is an instrumental studio album by Larry Carlton and Tak Matsumoto, released by Vermillion Records on June 2, 2010 in Japan. The album debuted at number 2 on the Japanese Oricon weekly album charts. The album won an award for the Best Pop Instrumental Album at the 53rd Grammy Awards.[1][2]

Track listing[edit]

All songs arranged by Larry Carlton, Tak Matsumoto & Hideyuki Terachi

No. Title Writer(s) Length
1. "Jazzy Bullets"   Tak Matsumoto 4:22
2. "Nite Crawler 2010"   Larry Carlton 6:08
3. "The Way We Were"   Matsumoto 4:57
4. "Islands of Japan"   Carlton 4:38
5. "Neon Blue"   Carlton 6:16
6. "Tokyo Night"   Matsumoto 4:33
7. "Hotalu"   Matsumoto 4:52
8. "East West Stroll"   Carlton 5:30
9. "Easy Mystery"   Carlton 5:11
10. "Ao"   Matsumoto 4:08
11. "Take Your Pick"   Carlton 4:49
12. "A Girl from China"   Matsumoto 5:36

Musicians[edit]

  • Mark Douthit - saxophone (#02,09,11)
  • Watanabe Fire - saxophone (#01,12)
  • Kazuhiro Takeda - saxophone (#01,12)
  • Mike Haynes - trumpet (#02,09,11)
  • Osamu Ueishi - trumpet (#01,12)
  • Barry Green - trombone (#02,09,11)
  • Azusa Tojo - trombone (#01,12)

References[edit]

  1. ^ ピアニスト内田光子に米グラミー賞、B’z松本孝弘も共作で受賞 (in Japanese). Reuters. February 14, 2011. Retrieved February 14, 2011. 
  2. ^ Wawzenek, Bryan (February 14, 2011). "Larry Carlton and Tak Matsumoto Take Home a Grammy". Gibson Guitar Corporation. Retrieved February 15, 2011.