Mini Interview: Peter Salett and Larry Goldings Begin Their Largo Little Room Residency Tonight
Last year, LAist sat down with singer/songwriter/film composer Peter Salett, to discuss his solo albums and his scoring work on films such as Forgetting Sarah Marshall and Role Models. Salett's new project is a collaboration with celebrated jazz musician Larry Goldings, who has released 10 solo records and worked with everyone from Madeleine Peyroux to James Taylor. The Salett/Goldings partnership got a kick-start when they met up one day to "maybe write a song," and it quickly turned into a full record. Their upcoming Carriage House Sessions album is a collection of originals with a few American songbook selections sprinkled throughout the record. Tonight, Salett and Goldings will begin a weekly residency in Largo at the Coronet's Little Room. LAist caught up with Salett earlier today for a mini interview about this new collaboration.
What does Larry bring to the table that makes this such a great partnership?
Larry is so much fun to work with for many reasons—first, he's just an incredible player, with a tremendous feel for how to build chords organically, so he's playing something slightly different every time. He's also got interesting melodic ideas, and with this record, we really wanted to try a few different genres, and also just have fun. We just connected harmonically so that it was relatively easy to write a bunch of songs in different genres in a short period of time.