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Charlie Hunter: Charlie Hunter

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Grabbing at the traditional roots of jazz, Charlie Hunter explores the possibilities. His instrument provides a bass line, chordal harmony and plucky melodies. Hunter’s 7th release contains ample variety; six of the nine tracks are fresh originals. Both horns provide outstanding additions to the band; particularly on the charging "Nothin’ But Trouble."

Highly recommended, Charlie Hunter’s latest album places an emphasis on overall ensemble sound and individual lyricism. My only regret is that it’s not long enough. While 48:22 is sufficient time for a recording session, these guys are on a roll. I’d love to have two or three more hours from the same band. It’s ironic that Hunter’s self-titled album is his best to date. He stays within the boundaries of mainstream jazz while folding in Latin, African, Asian, and New Orleans.


Track Listing: Rendezvous Avec La V

Personnel: Charlie Hunter- 8-string guitar; Peter Apfelbaum- tenor saxophone; Josh Roseman- trombone; Leon Parker- drums, percussion; Stephen Chopek, Robert Perkins- percussion.

Record Label: Blue Note Records

Style: Straight-ahead/Mainstream


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