When I slowed it down it allowed me to absorb each note a little more. Each note is perfectly played with an incredible amount of 'personality' behind each note. The song isn't fast but it's fast enough that if you don't match that precision you won't recover from that duff note. Bit of a finger twister!
I've got most of the technical bits down but need to spend more time on the feel and vibe. There are a lot of little gems in that solo!
“Kid Charlemagne” 1976
Carlton was already a session legend known for his smooth-as-silk lines that were reminiscent of Wes, Pass, and Trane when he cut this Steely track. But when Mr. 335 combined a rock dude’s tone with a jazzer’s harmonic sensibilities, he created the standard by which every jazz rocker would be judged. Ask Steve Lukather, Robben Ford, or Mike Stern what impact this solo had on them. Alright then.