Larry Klimas | Retro-spec (t)

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Retro-spec (t)

by Larry Klimas

An eclectic mix of lyrical, melodic improvisations on flute and sax, including jazz and rock standards and contemporary works.
Genre: Jazz: Jazz Fusion
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1. Bawls
4:50 album only
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2. Off the Beaten Path
5:39 album only
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3. Ganja
6:08 album only
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4. What's Goin' On
6:01 album only
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5. Desire
5:04 album only
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6. Stranger Things Have Happened
4:43 album only
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7. Under Your Spell
4:55 album only
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8. That's the Beauty of It
5:04 album only
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9. One for the Old Man
4:00 album only

ABOUT THIS ALBUM


Album Notes
This debut release for sax and flute man Larry Klimas features eight Klimas originals and a fresh new version of "What's Goin' On". Featured on "Retro-Spec(t) are David Garfield, Steve Lukather, Steve Farris, Simon Phillips, Vinnie Colaiuta, John Pena, Jimmy Johnson, Carlos Vega, Lenny Castro and many more.

An accomplished artist with a diverse palette, Larry recently finished a world tour with Neil Diamond that was filmed and recorded for DVD to be released this year. Prior to this, Larry toured and recorded with Manhattan Transfer. While on tour in Japan the group recorded a live CD in Tokyo that is due to be released soon.

Larry also has a long time working relationship with Lee Oskar. The two co-produced a CD titled "Reflections" that was released in Japan in 1998. This CD featured David Garfield on acoustic piano. Larry has worked with David for over twenty-five years. The two friends have toured Japan and played the club scene in Los Angeles. Larry has been featured on many of David's solo CDs, including those of his group, Karizma. They co-produced Larry's CD titled "Retro-spec[t]" that was released in 1999 in the USA, Japan and Germany.

Larry has also worked with Joe Sample, the group WAR and Steve Lukather. He is currently working on a new CD.

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Ron LiVigni

Top Notch !
Bawls kicks ass
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Laurent

A saxy voice !
As it is often the case with David Garfield related CD, the material presented is a) varied and b) of top notch quality.

"Retro-spect" is a very good contemporary jazz album blending many different "jazz" styles including some fusion. The songwriting is excellent and Klimas proves to be a very versatile player.

Fans of Tom Scott, Brandon Fields and Steve Tavaglione check it out. It is worth your hard earned $.
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Nancy Stencil

Great sax from a very sexy sax player!
Great blend of jazz. Alot of talent in this! Great to see some names in there like Nick Lane and Chicago's Jason Sceff and Bill Champlin.
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