Larry Carlton and Steve Lukather share the stage once again in this exceptional live recording at the famous Blue Note in Tokyo Japan. This 7 song concert features amazing tunes such as the famous Robert Johnson Crossroads and The Beatles While My Guitar Gently Weeps. The talent level of these two legends when paired together is unparalleled.
Candyman is the second solo album from Steve Lukather. It was a collaboration of musicians who were for the most part also in Lukather's band Los Lobotomys. Toto familiars Simon Phillips and David Paich participated as well as David Garfield, John Pêna, Chris Trujillo, Lenny Castro, Larry Klimas, Fee Waybill, Richard Page and Paul Rodgers. Lukather recorded the album in mostly live takes with little overdubbing.
Steve Lukather's new album Transition on Mascot Records strikes a perfect balance of style, power and imagination as he takes risks and challenges himself in ways most other players can't even approach. That's been standard operating procedure for this high-wire artist of the six-string for nearly four decades, as his career has gone from the studios of Los Angeles to the world's biggest concert halls to the helm of the multi-platinum selling group Toto and, recently, to ground-breaking tours with Ringo Starr, guitar geniuses Joe Satriani and Steve Vai, and the reunited Toto, who have scheduled a follow-up 35th anniversary tour for 2013.
The 2001 get together of these two masters at their creative peak was an unforgettable experience fuelled by mutual love and respect, freedom of inspiration and the sheer pleasure of playing. Could there be a better reminder that blues and rock find the main source of their energy in the complicity between musicians? Before you shove the disc into the player, a bit of friendly advice: fasten your seat-belts!