Headed to radio right now, ‘Stomp’ from guitar greats Larry Carlton and Paul Brown is taken from their highly rated 2021 album ‘Soul Searchin’. Edgy, streetwise and insatiably bluesy this supercharged tour de force comes complete with a fiery horn section courtesy of Ron King on trumpet and Greg Vail on sax.
Carlton, who was a member of both The Crusaders and Fourplay is also a successful composer for television and film. His writing credits include the theme music for ‘Hill Street Blues’ (with Mike Post), ‘Who’s The Boss’ and the film ‘Against All Odds’. He first partnered with Paul Brown in 2000 when Brown produced several tracks for his ‘Fingerprints’ CD and although it has taken a while the idea of making an album together has been in the works for some time.
Collectively, Carlton and Brown have collaborated with everyone from Joni Mitchell, Steely Dan and Quincy Jones to George Benson, Patti Austin and Norman Brown, to name but a few. It is a track record that cannot be denied and which with ‘Soul Searchin’ has rocketed to another level.