Carl is a true A-list musicians’ musician who inhabits the uppermost stratosphere of the guitar heavens. His awe-inspiring playing is endlessly amazing, and his mastery of styles knows no bounds. He is truly one of the best players of our generation. As a member of the GIT faculty, Carl was (and still is) an incredibly professional, conscientious, kind, open-minded, team player, who never failed to inspire the students (and the rest of the faculty!). It has been an honor to have worked with him.