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CHARLIE HUNTER....ever seen him play? A trip!

Discussion in 'Bassists [BG]' started by old grouch, Dec 30, 2005.


  1. old grouch

    old grouch "Old Fool? Ya don't get old, bein' no fool!"

    Live Clip

    How many strings does it take?
     
  2. old grouch

    old grouch "Old Fool? Ya don't get old, bein' no fool!"

    a better lookhere

    OK no more...just got gas over a bassitar
     
  3. Andy Brown

    Andy Brown Supporting Member

    Jul 23, 2004
    Rhode Island
    Founder: Wing Bass
    Approximately 8 strings. Check out his "Right Now Live" DVD. Incredible stuff.
     
  4. watspan

    watspan Supporting Member

    Nov 25, 2002
    madison, wi
    I've been following charlie hunter for close to 10 years now. I've seen him live once, have both his dvd's and a bunch of cd's. He's one of my favorite jazz artists--the cat can really groove! his "groundtruther" project is a little too avant garde for me, though. He has a new disc due out in feb. that is supposedly going to be in more of a "rock" vein--should be interesting!
     
  5. I've seen Charlie several times in the past 10 years or so, most recently being about 2 weeks ago at Yoshi's.

    Sounds like he was influenced by Scofield at least a little, does anyone else hear that?

    Only thing is, he hasn't been playing the tambourine lately :crying:
     
  6. j-raj

    j-raj Bassist: Educator/Soloist/Performer Staff Member Supporting Member

    Jan 14, 2003
    Atlanta, GA!
    like Pete, I have been into his playing since summer of '94 and his stuff with Michael Franti as a duo. I have caught plenty of his different groups (TJ Kirk, Duo, Trio, 4et, Pound for Pound...etc.) here in ATL and in Boston in the '90's.

    He actually is a very big influence on my chordal playing and comping while other cats are soloing.

    His 8 string is tuned with the 3 low strings off of a 4 string (EAD) bass and the high 5 strings of a guitar (adgbe):

    E
    A
    D
    a
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    b
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  7. Charlie Hunter is definitely one of my heroes. Oakland is one of my favorite grooves.
     
  8. i have been listening to his music for years...i just bought his cd Natty Dread, which is a cover of Bob Marley's cd...
    that guy has to have two brains running at the same time!
     
  9. baba

    baba Supporting Member

    Jan 22, 2002
    3rd stone from the sun
    I used to see him often when he still lived in the Berkeley/Oakland area. I've seen him a bunch at the Elbo Room in San Francisco's Mission District and at Jupiter in Berkeley. This was around 95 I guess, before he moved to NY. He's really gotten popular since then.
     
  10. Vorago

    Vorago (((o)))

    Jul 17, 2003
    Antwerp, Belgium
    All .real files :scowl:

    Anyone has videos in mpeg, avi or wmv?
     
  11. Juneau

    Juneau

    Jul 15, 2004
    Dallas, TX.
    I agree, I love the groove in Oakland hehe. The only thing that bothers me about Charlie, is whoever put that little flying saucer between every song on the DVD I have :)
     
  12. Maverick Blues

    Maverick Blues Being a Thumper is all about ATTITUDE!

    Apr 28, 2005
    Richmond, VA
    /me looks around furtively.

    Psst... Vorago... Real Alternative.

    'rick