Rock’n’Roll: It’s Electric
Charlie Apicella was voted onto the 84th annual DownBeat Readers Poll for Guitar.
He studied composition and improvisation with musical titans Yusef Lateef and Pat Martino and was trained as a historian by Archie Shepp and Dr. Billy Taylor. As a young guitarist he met his idol BB King who offered him advice and shared some stories.
Charlie has performed concerts and recorded with legends Dave Holland, Sonny Fortune, and John Blake, Jr. as well as contemporary masters Joe Magnarelli, Vic Juris, Dave Stryker, Don Braden, and Jon Herington of Steely Dan.