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Charlie Hunter Gets Busy

Fresh off the release of his Ropeadope debut, Right Now Move (with his quintet) and the Tone Cool disc Emphasizer by Garage à Trois (with Stanton Moore, Skerik and Mike Dillon), Charlie Hunter is about to drop a live DVD and a new duet disc with drummer Bobby Previte. Plus, the 8-string ax-slinger, and JazzTimes‘ August issue cover boy, will hit the road to support all that product.

The Right Now Live DVD is set to be released on October 31. The gig was shot at a private party in Philadelphia in December 2002, and the DVD will feature Hunter’s Quintet as well as a solo performance.

Chuck has been playing around New York City with Previte for a while now, and in October Ropeadope will release an LP by the duo-that’s right, an LP. The album, called Red Dog, will be a vinyl-only release. The duo, which features Previte on electronic drums, will join up with saxophonist Greg Osby to tour Europe in late October. Here are Hunter’s fall and early winter dates for the U.S. with his trio, his duo with Previte, Garage à Trois (many of those dates are with the Bad Plus or Sex Mob) and even a solo date as well as the guitarist’s European dates with Osby and Previte:

* Aug. 21, Tonic, NYC (Charlie Hunter Trio)

* Aug. 28, Tonic, NYC (Charlie Hunter Trio)

* Aug. 30, Truckee Regional Park Amphitheater, Truckee, California (Charlie Hunter Trio)

* Aug. 31, Harlows, Sacramento, California (Charlie Hunter Trio)

* Sept. 1, Sausalito Arts Festival, Sausalito, California (Charlie Hunter Trio)

* Sept. 3, Mystic Theater, Petaluma, California (Charlie Hunter Trio)

* Sept. 4, Kate Buchanan Hall, Arcata, California (Charlie Hunter Trio)

* Sept. 19, Austin City Limits Festival, Austin, Texas (Charlie Hunter Trio)

* Sept. 20, La Zona Rosa, Austin, Texas (Charlie Hunter Trio or Garage à Trois)

* Sept. 22, Tucson, Arizona (Garage à Trois)

* Sept. 23, San Diego, California (Garage à Trois)

* Sept. 24, Los Angeles, California (Garage à Trois)

* Sept. 25, Santa Cruz, California (Garage à Trois)

* Sept. 26, San Francisco, California (Garage à Trois)

* Sept. 27, Portland, Oregon (Garage à Trois)

* Sept. 28, Seattle, Washington (Garage à Trois)

* Sept. 30, Missoula, Montana (Garage à Trois)

* Oct. 1, Bozeman, Montana (Garage à Trois)

* Oct. 2, Salt Lake City, Utah (Garage à Trois)

* Oct. 3, Boulder, Colorado (Garage à Trois)

* Oct. 4, Boulder, Colorado (Garage à Trois)

* Oct. 5, Ft. Collins, Colorado (Garage à Trois)

* Oct. 11, Great Southern Music Harvest, Gainesville, Florida (Charlie Hunter Trio)

* Oct. 15, Old Office, NYC (Charlie with Bobby Previte)

* Oct. 16, Old Office, NYC (Charlie with Bobby Previte)

* Oct. 17, Troy Savings Bank Music Hall, Troy, New York (Charlie solo)

* Oct. 18, Old Office, NYC (Charlie with Bobby Previte)

* Oct. 23, Lugano, Switzerland TBA (Charlie with Bobby Previte and Greg Osby)

* Oct. 24, Cormons, Italy (Charlie with Bobby Previte and Greg Osby)

* Oct. 25, London, England, Chapel House (Charlie with Bobby Previte and Greg Osby)

* Oct. 26, Cork, Ireland, Guinness Jazz Festival (Charlie with Bobby Previte and Greg Osby)

* Oct. 27, Leeds, England, Haddington, Hall (Charlie with Bobby Previte and Greg Osby)

* Oct. 28, Munich, Germany, Unterfahrt Jazzclub (Charlie with Bobby Previte and Greg Osby)

* Oct. 30, Salzburg, Austria, Jazzit Musikclub (Charlie with Bobby Previte and Greg Osby)

* Oct. 31, Wien, Austria, Porgy and Bess (Charlie with Bobby Previte and Greg Osby)

* Nov. 8, Suny/Jazz Guitar Festival/ Waterman Theater, Oswego, New York (Charlie Hunter Trio)

* Dec. 15, Kuumbwa Jazz Center, Santa Cruz, California (Charlie Hunter Trio)

* Dec. 16 to Dec. 21, Yoshi’s, Oakland, California (Charlie Hunter Trio)

Not enough info for you, Jazzbo? Check out Hunter’s excellent Web site for more details: http://www.charliehunter.com.

For that matter, check out these darn good sites as well:
http://www.garageatrois.com
http://www.bobbyprevite.com/
http://www.gregosby.com/

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