Richard Hunter wrote the world’s best-selling method for jazz and rock harmonica players, Jazz Harp (Oak Publications, NYC), now in continuous print for over 35 years. In the 1980s he was the first-call studio harmonica for Boston-based producers and studios that included Soundtrack’s John Kiehl, Birdsong’s of the Mesozoic’s Erik Lindgren (with whom he recorded two rock singles under his own name), and TV and film composer Mason Daring.
In the 1990s Hunter recorded two CDs of compositions and arrangements for solo acoustic harmonica, "The Act of Being Free in One Act" and "The Second Act of Free Being." The critically praised music on those records has been featured in NPR’s “All Songs Considered,” supported original choreography, and appeared in stage and TV productions. Hunter’s harmonica resume includes performances for major and independent recording artists, feature films, documentaries, TV series, and advertising jingles aplenty in addition to his own releases.
As of this writing, Hunter is number 28 on harmonica.com’s list of “the top 100 harmonica players to ever walk the planet” (https://www.harmonica.com/musicians/richard-hunter).