Jazz guitarist Larry Carlton, whose left arm was paralyzed and voice nearly lost in a shooting by an intruder eight months ago, returned to performing with a benefit concert for crime victims.

Carlton has undergone extensive physical training and voice therapy since the April 6 random attack at his Hollywood Hills studio. No arrests have been made in the shooting."I'm fine. I was left with this voice, and from this day forward, this is the voice I will bring to you to say `I love you,' " Carlton said in a raspy voice after receiving a standing ovation Friday night at the Universal Amphitheater.

Carlton, 40, then performed a blues jam to show he was back in the form that put him on more than 3,000 career recordings with such artists as Steely Dan, Joni Mitchell and Michael Jackson, as well as 11 solo albums.