Watch the Hello Tomorrow online guitar lesson by Larry Carlton from 335 Hits
"Hello Tomorrow" from the Discovery Album, 1987
You know most of the time when I write an instrumental piece of music I don't have a title for it. I just write the song but I have to identify it someway to keep it separate from the other compositions. Sometimes it's "Number 1", sometimes it's "D-Minor", and for "Hello Tomorrow" it was "EWF". That stood for Earth, Wind, and Fire. That tune reminded me of something Earth, Wind, and Fire might do - that groove, that R&B feel. So that was the working title for "Hello Tomorrow".
One of the highlights of the performance of "Hello Tomorrow" was the very spacey section in the middle of the song, where the great saxophonist Kirk Whalum just ad-libbed the most beautiful, beautiful melody. So that was kind of the high point of that performance with Kirk - his sax part.
So let me show you now how I play "Hello Tomorrow".