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Planting the seed

“We think about it as a team,” she said. “Watching so many bands for so long and standing in the audience, I was like, ‘I want to try that.’ After playing by yourself for so many years and seeing what level you can reach with so many musicians coming in, you pretty much have to.
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Commercial rock

Center of the Universe Festival featuring Capital Cities, Young The Giant, AWOLNATION & more
Downtown Tulsa 

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Mack truckin’

9 p.m. Friday 
Kamp’s Lounge 
1310 NW 25th St. 

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Chevy cruisin’

Chevy Woods with Kevin Gates & more
9 p.m. Sunday 
Vibe Night Club 
227 SW 25th St. 

07/16/2014 | Comments 0

Rock steady

7 p.m. Saturday
Frontier City
11501 N. Interstate 35 Service Road
Free with park admission 

07/16/2014 | Comments 0
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Charlie Hunter Trio-COPPEROPOLIS

None November 23rd, 2006


Ropeadope Records 

Fuzzed-out, rock-infested, funk-strewn jazz: That's what's on "Copperopolis," the latest album from Charlie Hunter, who remains one of the few truly innovative-yet-accessible jazz musicians on the scene today.

With two familiar cats by his side' Derrek Phillips on drums and John Ellis lending not only his always killer horn work, but also some funky licks on various electric keyboards' Hunter tears it up here. For those unfamiliar with Hunter, the guy plays a modified eight-string guitar that enables him to produce both typical guitar and bass parts simultaneously.

Thing is, while we look at most people who attempt such feats as merely creative, Hunter actually makes this sound good. And on this album, recorded during the 2005 New Orleans JazzFest, Hunter lets the fuzz-tones hang out more than usual, giving the music a loose, infectious feel. If this isn't Hunter at his most unfettered and exciting, it's pretty darn close. Recommended.
- Dave Bond

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