[Harp-L] Thank you Richard Hunter

Richard Hunter turtlehill@xxxxx
Thu Jul 14 14:13:03 EDT 2016

Thanks Buck and David for the kudos for "Jazz Harp."  I wrote that book to help harmonica players improve their playing and their musicianship; I'm glad that it worked for you both.

The book was first published in 1980, and still selling.  When I wrote it, I spent a lot of time thinking about what pieces would go into it, and I think the stuff I chose remains largely relevant to players today, 36 years later.  (The editor dropped the three choruses of Charlie Parker's solo on the Massey Hall performance of "Perdido," as well as the two choruses of Lester Young playing "I got Rhythm", that I transcribed.  He figured that stuff was just too much for the vast majority of players.  I dunno.  I sure learned a lot from both those pieces.)

There have been some great books on harmonica since then, and I'm glad that players are still finding mine useful on their journeys.

Thanks, Richard Hunter

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