Prolific guitarist, composer and bandleader Charlie Hunter has released nearly 20 albums in over 15 years. He is widely regarded as one of today's leading seven-string and eight-string guitarists, thanks in part to his unique and masterful technique and improvisational skills. Hunter learned guitar during his teen years, taking lessons from none other than Joe Satriani. After a brief stay in Paris at 18, he joined political rap group The Disposable Heroes of Hiphoprisy. The following year, he formed his own jazz trio, and released his first album as a leader. An active and generous musician, he has worked with countless artists, namely DJ Logic, Greg Osby, Mike Clark and Norah Jones. Recorded as a duo with drummer Scott Amendola, Not Getting Behind Is the New Getting Ahead came out in 2012.