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Charlie Hunter Trio: Copperopolis

Read "Copperopolis" reviewed by Chris M. Slawecki

Charlie Hunter's first trio record since 2003's Friends Seen and Unseen balances his talents as a composer (he wrote or co-wrote every track except for the set-ending take of Monk's “Think of One ), as a bandleader, as a band member interplaying with drummer Derrek Phillips and John Ellis (tenor saxophone, bass clarinet, Wurlitzer organ and ...

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Charlie Hunter Trio: Copperopolis

Read "Copperopolis" reviewed by AAJ Staff

First-time encounters with Charlie Hunter in a live setting usually leave listeners numb with the realization of how much music Hunter can make with one instrument. It's a sobering experience to see him play melody, chordal accompaniment and bass lines all at once on his custom eight-string guitar--which is obviously a most unnatural feat, even though ...

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The Charlie Hunter Trio: Copperopolis

Read "Copperopolis" reviewed by Doug Collette

Of the sessions with his trio that produced Copperopolis, guitar wunderkind Charlie Hunter says, “I was just feeling rocky I guess. Indeed, the first few seconds are the sound of the three players marshalling their collective strength, leader/guitarist at the fore, riffing and rocking to beat the band. In the midst of the shredding, however, the ...

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Charlie Hunter Trio: Copperopolis

Read "Copperopolis" reviewed by Paul Olson

Eight-string guitar whiz Charlie Hunter has done some especially interesting work recently--his Groundtruther experiments with percussionist Bobby Previte explored the limits of outside studio improvisation while his playing in the collective band Garage à Trois dug deep into New Orleans third-line groove and stacked rhythms. As good as those projects were, it's nice to see Hunter ...

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Charlie Hunter Trio: Copperopolis

Read "Copperopolis" reviewed by Mark F. Turner

To say that guitarist Charlie Hunter's been busy is an understatement. Constantly touring and collaborating with Garage à Trois and Groundtruther, he still found time to record Copperopolis with a trio that has been together for over five years.

This followup to 2004's Friends Seen and Unseen finds Hunter with drummer Derrek Phillips ...