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June 14, 2015 Hunter's custom eight-string guitar now has seven, but it still produces a big, fat sound. Let The Bells Ring On features two jazz innovators: trombonist Curtis Fowlkes and drummer Bobby Previte.
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Charlie Hunter performs on the World Cafe Live stage Friday, Feb. 25.
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February 25, 2011 On Public Domain, Charlie Hunter's latest album, he recorded jazz reworkings of public domain songs using a handful of mics and amplifiers. Listen to a performance from the World Cafe Live stage in Philadelphia.
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Ringo Starr's gold-plated snare drum will be on display at New York's Metropolitan Museum until December.
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July 21, 2010 "What a drag it is getting old" might be a sentiment appropriate for Mick Jagger's birthday, but Beatles drummer Ringo Starr celebrated his 70th with boyish enthusiasm earlier this month. Join the celebration with five Beatles songs, as interpreted by jazz musicians.
January 6, 2009 Counting fans among lovers of straight-ahead jazz, the avant-garde and jam bands, Charlie Hunter has spent more than a decade defining his guitar style. In a session from Jazz24, Hunter unveils his new approach to technique that serves the music first.
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April 13, 2003 A snappy new CD by the Charlie Hunter Quintet features harmonica, sax, trombone, drums, and guitar, underpinned by a funky bass line — but there's no bass player listed in the liner notes. That's because Hunter does double duty, playing bass and guitar lines with his custom-made eight-string guitar. NPR's Liane Hansen talks with Hunter about his unique playing style.
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