Charlie Hunter - Duo CD

$ 15.00


1 Mean Streak 4:51
2 Belief 4:54
3 Do That Then 5:41
4 You Don't Know What Love Is 3:53
5 Recess 3:17
6 Don't Talk (Put Your Head On My Shoulder) 3:04
7 The Last Time 3:05
8 Dark Corner 5:26
9 The Spin Seekers 6:31
10 Calypso For Grampa 3:40

Charlie Hunter - 8-string guitar
Leon Parker - drums, percussion

The true mark of an artist is his willingness to creatively surge into new territory. Throughout his career, Charlie Hunter has avoided pitfalls of predictability by bringing new ideas to the table and seeking out new cohorts to collaborate with. The eight-string guitarist-bandleader recorded his first Blue Note album, Bing, Bing, Bing! with a tenor saxophone-drum trio, then added an alto saxophone to the mix for his next two recordings, Ready, Set...Shango! and the Bob Marley cover project Natty Dread. He threw a curveball last year with Return of the Candyman when he retired the horn section and enlisted vibes player Stefon Harris and percussionist John Santos to join him and longtime drummer Scott Amendola in a new quartet called Pound for Pound. For his latest outing, Hunter once again pulls off a remarkable change of pace by linking up with extraordinary drummer Leon parker for Duo, a superb collection of ten tunes that run the jazzy gamut from bluesy shuffles and deep-grooved funk to hushed balladry and straight ahead romanticism.

Blue Note Records (1999)