Natty Dread

by Charlie Hunter

(1997) Blue Note

Personnel Charlie Hunter-8 string guitar; Cader Spanier-alto saxophone; Kenny Brooks-tenor saxophone; Scott Amendola-drums
Description Jazzy instrumental rendition of the entire Natty Dread album by Bob Marley. Charlie handles bass and guitar duties on his custom 8-string guitar. An excellent album.
Posted By Josh Graves (2401)
Directory Recordings: Rock/Pop
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On 12/18/2002, Tony Cook (2424) posted:
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Charlie Hunter rules. This is a beautiful interpretation of the Marley classic.
On 10/29/2000, Inactive Member posted:
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This is, in my opinion, Charlie Hunter's best album, even though it is a cover of the entire Bob Marley one. he shows off his killer licks on his custom guitar (which i first thought was an organ). the album is listenable without skipping tracks, which is a great quality.
On 3/25/2000, Josh Graves (2401) posted:
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This is an incredibly compelling instrumental album. Charlie Hunter is not your standard guitar player. His 8-string guitar has the range of a bass and conventional electric guitar, with seperate outputs for the bass strings and regular strings. The guitar part is run through a rotating leslie speaker to give him a tone not unlike an organ, through which he comps chords and pulls off killer licks while always keeping the bass part right in the pocket. A strong suggestion and one of my personal favorite albums.