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Charlie Hunter, Chinna Smith, Ernest Ranglin: Earth Tones

Groovemeister Charlie Hunter joins Jamaican guitarists legends Earl “Chinna” Smith and Ernest Ranglin for a spirited set that blends reggae flavor with dub aesthetics, courtesy of Saturday Night Live drummer Shawn Pelton’s adventurous echo and looping effects triggered from his kit. Anchored by the tight hookup between Hunter’s deeply grooving bass lines and Pelton’s insistent, slamming backbeats, Earth Tones also features the coloristic percussion work of former Weather Reporter Manolo Badrena.

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