Personalities | Charlie Hunter | Contemporary Era | Jazz & Blues

(Guitar, b. 1967)

The leading exponent ‘acid jazz’, guitarist Charlie Hunter has learned to emulate the organ-bass runs of his inspiration, Larry Young, on a customized guitar. Raised in Berkeley, California, the son of a guitar repairer, he was a street musician in Europe prior to founding Disposable Heroes of Hiphoprisy in the early 1990s – the first of his series of popular combos, which draw on the R&B, soul, alternative rock and reggae repertoires. His fingerpicking is ingenious and his melodic playing intrigues young audiences.

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Source: The Definitive Illustrated Encyclopedia of Jazz & Blues, founding editor Howard Mandel


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