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    I never do anything to strictly satisfy a fickle, ever-changing commercial world. I do the music I like to play. It's the only way I feel comfortable existing in the industry.
    — Charlie Hunter
    tags: world  music 
     
    I certainly hope my music is in no way, shape or form influenced by anything that would be known as a jam band. If it is, then I'm going to do something else.
    — Charlie Hunter
    tags: music  hope 
     
    I do dig the White Stripes. I like the record they have out now.
    — Charlie Hunter
    But I've come to the point in my evolution on the instrument where I realize that I can't play the same stuff that just a guitar player or organ player would play - and I need to embrace that in a big way.
    — Charlie Hunter
    tags: evolution 
     
    That's the exact concept behind the music: to take that kind of, I guess whatever you want to call it, jazz sensibility - but not have it be about solos.
    — Charlie Hunter
    That's the thing that we said about the horn before: it's a focus issue. It's like a singer versus a drummer. If a drummer's playing a drum beat, and a singer starts singing, what do you think the audience is going to do?
    — Charlie Hunter
    tags: focus 
     
    Yeah, it's more like playing what you think is appropriate for the moment, not forcing any particular style.
    — Charlie Hunter
    tags: moment 
     
    The trio is the biggest sound you can have with the smallest unit.
    — Charlie Hunter
    So it's really hard for a horn player to comp. But I'm totally into trying to switch those paradigms around and find a little magic space where that works, and try to mine that.
    — Charlie Hunter
    tags: work  magic  space 
     
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