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Steve Hunter: The Manhattan Blues Project

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Millions have heard Steve Hunter's guitar work without realizing it. For decades he's been a first-call session luminary, performing and recording with Peter Gabriel, Lou Reed, Aerosmith, Jack Bruce and scores of other notables. But he's also a solo artist and highly revered for his prowess as a guitarist who is adept and comfortable in numerous genres. He nestles within an electric-acoustic blues format on this studio date that generates a host of mood-evoking grooves and storylines. Featuring progressive rock guitar hero Joe Satriani on one track, guest artist, actor Johnny Depp briefly struts his stuff on electric guitar during ...

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The Steve Hunter Band: Dig My Garden

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If Chick Corea's Return to Forever had stayed closer to the Latin and Spanish roots of Light as a Feather (Polydor, 1972) while turning somewhat more electric rather than being completely plugged in, it might have sounded something like Steve Hunter's Dig My Garden. The year the Australian bassist spent living in Spain has only further cemented an already deep-seated interest in the country's rich musical heritage, but with a quartet of fellow Australians whose roots extend far and wide, The Steve Hunter Band manages to be referential without being imitative.

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