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And The Grammy Goes To…

Posted on February 14, 2011
Tak Matsumoto News

…watch for yourself!

The Grammy goes to Take Your Pick – Larry Carlton and Tak Matsumoto!! Congratulations!!

Larry and Tak At The Grammys

Posted on February 13, 2011
Tak Matsumoto News

Right now, the Pre-Telecast Ceremony is running and you can watch it live on Youtube:

Guess who I caught on the red carpet? Larry Carlton and Tak Matsumoto! Matsumoto seemed rather nervous.
Check out the video here:

Kimono For The Grammys

Posted on February 12, 2011
Tak Matsumoto News

One person, namely Kahori Yamagata, was entrusted with designing a kimono for the family members of a Japanese person who has been nominated for the Grammys. Who might that person be? Of course, everyone can figure from these pictures, that it has to be Tak Matsumoto. Any Tak fan would recognize this emblem. The kimono contains platinum features which makes it look really, really great.

One more day to go!!

Matsumoto Attending Grammys

Posted on February 9, 2011
Tak Matsumoto News

This week’s sunday might become a great day in his career. Whose career you might ask? Well of course we are talking about guitar virtuoso and B’z founder Tak Matsumoto. The album he created with Larry Carlton, entitled “TAKE YOUR PICK”, was previously nominated for the Grammys in the category “Best Pop Instrumental Album”.

Indications have surfaced on the internet that Tak Matsumoto will attend the Grammy Awards 2010 with his wife. According to a tweet by “Chiyo Hiraoka” (*Update: looks like the tweet was deleted by her) – a singer and songwriter – she picked a suitable head accessory for Tak Matsumoto’s wife for the occasion. Also, X JAPAN’s YOSHIKI stated in a recent report “Ah, I have to attend the Grammy Awards this weekend. I voted for Tak Matsumoto.”

I hope you are all looking forward to seeing Tak Matsumoto on sunday! I personally am going to watch it on TV and will update you as soon as there is news about Tak Matsumoto. Also, I might get to record the show, should there be a speech.

Best of luck to Mr. Matsumoto and Mr. Carlton!

Win a Poster Autographed by Larry and Tak!!

Posted on January 8, 2011
Tak Matsumoto News

I just now discovered that you can win a poster autographed by Larry and Tak by subscribing to Larry Carlton’s mailing list! If you want to be part of the drawing, don’t hesitate and sign up!!

NEW BONUS! Sign up for Larry’s mailing list between now and January 31st, 2011 and you could win a poster autographed by both Larry Carlton and Tak Matsumoto (seen on the right)! If you are already on the list you are eligible to win. Winner will be announced February 1st.

Via: Larry Carlton – Official Website of Mr. 335

Source(s): B’zaholic Blog (Japanese)

TAKE YOUR PICK Receives Golden Disc Award

Posted on January 5, 2011
Tak Matsumoto News

Larry Carlton’s and Tak Matsumoto’s jazz album “TAKE YOUR PICK” has received the Japanese Golden Disc Award for “Jazz Album of the Year” at the 25th Annual Golden Disc Awards in Japan. This again shows the great reception for Larry’s and Tak’s work, which, compared to Koshi Inaba’s solo work, didn’t receive much credit from B’z fans. Despite the fact that the TAKE YOUR PICK tour was completely sold out, the album itself didn’t sell too well in Japan, but received great reviews from jazz critics from all over the world.

Another great achievement for Larry and Tak would be, if they were awarded with a Grammy for their solo work. We shall see how it goes, when the winners are announced on February 13 at the annual Grammy Awards.

Source(s): THE GOLD DISC