I don't know if I have ever seen Charlie mentioned in here. If you don't know who he is, he's a great bass player...... and a phenominal guitarist, at the same time. He plays an 8 string guitar/bass. He comps very funky rootsy lines, while pulling these impossible solos and chord progressions. The guy is as close to two players as you have ever seen. He will comp himself with the bass part while he is playing a solo, and he'll comp his bass solos with funky little jazz guitar progressions. I saw him play not too long ago. His bass and guitar parts seem completely independent, sometimes atonal and unrelated to each other, and it all comes out very naturally. Check out the Duo album, charlie and a drummer. Very confusing stuff. Falls under the jazz/funk category, more or less.