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Charlie Hunter live

Discussion in 'Music' started by Sathyan, Jun 24, 2003.

  1. Sathyan

    Sathyan Well-Known Member

    Jun 17, 2002
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    The Charlie Hunter Quintet is coming here (Columbus, OH) next week. I have only passing familiarity with Hunter from Songs from the Analog Playground which I listened to for the Norah Jones track.

    What is Charlie Hunter's best album?
    Is it a good show (its very cheap)?

    I listen to these Jazz artists
    current: Norah Jones, Diana Krall, Jean-Luc Ponty
    old: Davis, Dizzy, Coltrane, Brubeck, Peterson

    any commentary on Hunter is appreciated.

    NP Gerry Mulligan Dragonfly (TP)
  2. John Watson

    John Watson Well-Known Member

    Jul 14, 2002
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    I have one album called RETURN OF THE CANDYMAN and another called READY,SET, SHANGO!

    I don't know if these are typical of his career, But I'd call both of them a bit more funky than jazz, as played by most of the artists you mention.

    They could be gangster movie soundtracks. I enjoy that heavy stuff tho.
  3. DarylA

    DarylA Active Member

    Jan 16, 2003
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    Sathyan- Almost anything by Charlie Hunter (and his quartet) is good. He's an excellent artist. One of my favs. "Bing, Bing, Bing" is terrific. His cover of the entire "Natty Dread" album (by B. Marley) is wonderful. I agree with JW though. A somewhat funkier type than those you mention. I really enjoy "Return of the Candyman". This is not the Charlie Hunter quartet though. Saw him and was extremely pleased. Since it's cheap why not go? The 8 string playing is amazing.
  4. Mike Broadman

    Mike Broadman Well-Known Member

    Aug 24, 2001
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    I also have Bing Bing Bing as well as his self-titled album. Bing is funkier while the latter is more varied.

    I first saw the dude on BET a long time ago when they still aired jazz shows. The guy has this guitar that has two bass strings, so he can accompany himself. Pretty ipressive.

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