Carlton and Matsumoto Score Grammy Nom


Larry Carlton’s collaboration album with Tak Matsumoto, <em>Take Your Pick</em>, received a nomination for the Best Pop Instrumental Album. This nomination marks Carlton’s 19th (which included his three previous Grammy wins), and it is Matsumoto’s first.

The album reached #3 on the smooth jazz charts. The first single from <em>Take Your Pick</em>, "Tokyo Night," debuted on Japans charts at #2. The album also won the award for Best Contemporary Jazz album of the year in Japan. Learn more at and

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