Charlie Hunter (born May 23, 1967) is an American guitarist, composer, and bandleader. First coming to prominence in the early 1990s, Hunter plays custom-made seven- and eight-string guitars on which he simultaneously plays bass lines, chords, and melodies
On his first album for a new label (after seven with Blue Note), the mercurial Charlie Hunter again works with a new group of musicians. Unlike the vocal-heavy Songs From the Analog Playground, Hunter returns to instrumentals on these 13 tracks. But it's the unique makeup of his band that gives this music its offbeat, eclectic, yet soothing qualities.
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Album · 2000 · 9 Songs. Charlie Hunter Charlie Hunter.
Right Now Live is split into two halves, with the first four songs showcasing Hunter solo. On these selections, Hunter's able to stretch out and explore his command of the eight-string guitar, with inspired results. Recess" steadies a delicious bass groove to buoy Hunter's jaw-dropping nimble improvisation (run through his trademark Hammond B-3 organ effect). The entire quintet performance is crammed with nuggets of spice: Phillips subverting the rhythm on top of Hunter's unwavering bass in "Mestre Tata"; Fowlkes' supremely melodic solo deep in the Cuban-infected "Changui"; the charged wrestling bout between Ellis and Hunter embedded in "Try". The band is constantly communicating, adding counter-melodies and harmonic support to each other's moments in the spotlight. This sense of ecstatic involvement is the key to Right Now Live's success, as it translates so easily from the screen to the viewer.
Charlie Hunter is just great. Everything I've heard I've really loved. Being it his self titled album there is a definite focus on the guitar, but having Leon Parker on drums doesn't hurt. After the impressive but somewhat disappointing "duo" album, Hunter returns with his strongest effort to date! The album consists of more duo material, however this time it seems more refined and tighter, and the rest of the album is the return of horns to Charlie's music. These tracks are great, "Nothin' But Trouble" is a cooker to say the least. There is not one note wasted on this album by any participant, every solo, every note is right on and serves a purpose
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Charlie Hunter turned in his last album for Blue Note, Songs From the Analog Playground in 2001 before moving over to Ropeadope. Several years down the line, the time seemed right for Blue Note to reinvigorate sales with Steady Groovin', a collection taken from Hunter's seven albums recorded for the label. With no real "hits" to speak of, the task simply became one of highlighting Hunter's phenomenal playing in the variety of settings he's recorded in, from a duo setting to a seven-piece band.