With 3,000+ sessions, 100+ gold albums, 19 Grammy nominations and Four Grammy awards to his credit, Larry Carlton has his fingerprints indelibly imprinted on virtually every genre of music. 335 Records leverages Carlton’s vast experience and an innovative tool kit of new technologies and marketing systems to produce, distribute and promote music, from established and new artists, to receptive audiences the world over.
335 Records was founded by Larry Carlton and his manager Robert Williams as the result of many conversations concerning the record industry, and the operations of the established labels. Both men came to the conclusion that their vision of creating and delivering music to their fans was in fact completely different than the establishment.
The mission of 335 Records is to offer only the finest in each of the musical genres that it ventures into, to find new and exciting ways to bring music to the public, to strive everyday to create an environment where the artist will receive proper enumeration for there work, and to guarantee that consumers are getting the finest quality of product.
335 Records is an ever-evolving company that truly strives to continuously search for new and exciting ways to get the music to the public. The listener will always in the end decide what they want and do not want. Our job is to find ways to give them the opportunity to make that decision. Lately we have all heard the music business is dead.. Not true. The old model of the record label is dead, but music will now and forever live on. That is our soul mission. We hope that you enjoy exploring all the great music you will find at 335 Records and find our many web sites exciting, informative and most of all musically Satisfying.
Nineteen-time Grammy nominee, Four-time Grammy winner and all-time guitar great, Larry Carlton established himself from his first recording, A Little Help From My Friends. His studio credits include musicians and groups like Steely Dan, Joni Mitchell, Michael Jackson, Sammy Davis Jr., Herb Alpert, Quincy Jones, Bobby Bland, Dolly Parton, Linda Ronstadt and literally dozens of others. He went on to perform with the Crusaders and then with the multi platinum jazz super group Fourplay.
With 38 albums to his credit and having performed on over 100 albums that have gone Gold or Platinum, Larry Carlton has set a standard for artistry that spans three decades. Additionally Larry received a Lifetime Achievement Award from Guitar Player magazine at the historical Ryman Auditorium; was presented the "Titan of Tone" award from Premier Guitar Magazine at the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame and received a star on the Rock Walk of Fame on June 3, 1999. Larry's recent Grammy Nominations include Best Pop Instrumental Album for his "Greatest Hits Rerecorded - Volume One" released by 335 Records in 2009; and Best Pop Instrumental Performance for "Fortune Teller" from Fourplay's Energy also in 2009.
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“It must have taken more than one lifetime of music to produce Larry Carlton, he is the sum and son of a long lineage, beyond time, and beyond rational explanations of dedication or practice, the work of his hands speaks grace and passion and timeless knowledge. Listen, learn and be profoundly moved.” — Sting