Charlie Hunter: interview and new CD details

Charlie Hunter

Renowned jazz guitarist, Charlie Hunter, gives an insightful interview about defining jazz, not "fitting-in" as an artist, going it alone in the music industry, and the ironic simplicity of playing a seven-string guitar. Having recorded for nearly two decades and previously signed to Blue Note in the 90's, Charlie continues to self-release ever intriguing material Read the full interview

Charlie Hunter & Scott Amendola

Not Getting Behind Is The New Getting Ahead (Charlie Hunter Music)

Renowned guitarist/composer Charlie Hunter's new duo recording with drummer Scott Amendola, is an album that's easy to get behind. A complete departure from his last two albums, Not Getting behind Is The New Getting Ahead is Hunter's first recording of original compositions in three years. Hunter explains that their intention was to tell stories around the central theme of the album’s title. Hunter says, “The new tunes are meant to evoke some of the things you might see in your travels through the USA these days. Scott and I wanted to think of each composition as a starting point for some kind of narrative."

“The album's ten tracks were recorded with both Hunter and Amendola playing in the same room simultaneously, with no headphones, and there's no mixing, editing, or overdubs. Not Getting Behind Is The New Getting Ahead was recorded straight to two-track analog 1/4-inch tape by lauded sound engineer Dave McNair.” – JamBase

Charlie Hunter 2011-12-09 Mystic Theatre