CHARLIE HUNTER

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Charlie Hunter is a jazz, rock and fusion guitarist. He grew up in Berkeley, California, where he graduated from Berkeley High School.

Since the debut of his self-titled Charlie Hunter Trio in 1993, Charlie Hunter has recorded 17 albums. During that time, Hunter has worked with and recorded with many artists, including Miles Perkins, Scott Amendola, Will Bernard, Skerik, Jay Lane, Dave Ellis, John Ellis, Mimi Fox, Peter Apfelbaum, Stefon Harris, Kurt Elling, Bobby Previte, Greg Osby, Chris Lovejoy, LeonParker, Josh Roseman, John Santos, John Schott, D'angelo, Calder Spanier, Mos Def, Norah Jones, Adam Cruz, Willard Dyson and John Mayer to name just a few.

He has recently put out his first self-released record entitled, "Baboon Strength". The album consists of 9 instrumental tracks with sounds ranging from jazz to funk to 80's pop. Critics are calling this Hunter's most interesting and fun release to date.
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CHARLIE HUNTER Charlie Hunter Trio album cover 3.00 | 2 ratings
Charlie Hunter Trio
Funk Jazz 1993
CHARLIE HUNTER Bing, Bing, Bing! album cover 0.00 | 0 ratings
Bing, Bing, Bing!
Funk Jazz 1995
CHARLIE HUNTER Ready...Set...Shango! album cover 0.00 | 0 ratings
Ready...Set...Shango!
Funk Jazz 1996
CHARLIE HUNTER Natty Dread album cover 0.00 | 0 ratings
Natty Dread
Funk Jazz 1997
CHARLIE HUNTER Return Of The Candyman album cover 4.00 | 1 ratings
Return Of The Candyman
Funk Jazz 1998
CHARLIE HUNTER Charlie Hunter / Leon Parker: Duo album cover 4.00 | 1 ratings
Charlie Hunter / Leon Parker: Duo
Funk Jazz 1999
CHARLIE HUNTER Solo Eight String Guitar album cover 4.00 | 1 ratings
Solo Eight String Guitar
Funk Jazz 2000
CHARLIE HUNTER Charlie Hunter album cover 4.50 | 1 ratings
Charlie Hunter
Funk Jazz 2000
CHARLIE HUNTER Songs From The Analog Playground album cover 0.00 | 0 ratings
Songs From The Analog Playground
Funk Jazz 2001
CHARLIE HUNTER Charlie Hunter & Bobby Previte : Come In Red Dog, This Is Tango Leader album cover 0.00 | 0 ratings
Charlie Hunter & Bobby Previte : Come In Red Dog, This Is Tango Leader
Funk Jazz 2003
CHARLIE HUNTER Right Now Move album cover 0.00 | 0 ratings
Right Now Move
Funk Jazz 2003
CHARLIE HUNTER Friends Seen And Unseen album cover 4.50 | 1 ratings
Friends Seen And Unseen
Funk Jazz 2004
CHARLIE HUNTER Earth Tones (with  Chinna Smith and Ernest Ranglin) album cover 0.00 | 0 ratings
Earth Tones (with Chinna Smith and Ernest Ranglin)
Funk Jazz 2005
CHARLIE HUNTER Cooperopolis album cover 0.00 | 0 ratings
Cooperopolis
Funk Jazz 2006
CHARLIE HUNTER Mistico album cover 0.00 | 0 ratings
Mistico
Funk Jazz 2007
CHARLIE HUNTER Charlie Hunter and Bobby Previte as Groundtruther + special guest John Medesky : Altitude album cover 0.00 | 0 ratings
Charlie Hunter and Bobby Previte as Groundtruther + special guest John Medesky : Altitude
Eclectic Fusion 2007
CHARLIE HUNTER Baboon Strength album cover 1.27 | 2 ratings
Baboon Strength
Eclectic Fusion 2008
CHARLIE HUNTER Gentlemen, I Neglected to Inform You You Will Not Be Getting Paid album cover 0.00 | 0 ratings
Gentlemen, I Neglected to Inform You You Will Not Be Getting Paid
Funk Jazz 2010
CHARLIE HUNTER Public Domain album cover 0.00 | 0 ratings
Public Domain
Funk Jazz 2010
CHARLIE HUNTER Not Getting Behind Is The New Getting Ahead album cover 0.00 | 0 ratings
Not Getting Behind Is The New Getting Ahead
Funk Jazz 2012
CHARLIE HUNTER Charlie Hunter & Scott Amendola : The Cars, Hank Williams, Duke Ellingon, Cole Porter album cover 0.00 | 0 ratings
Charlie Hunter & Scott Amendola : The Cars, Hank Williams, Duke Ellingon, Cole Porter
Eclectic Fusion 2014
CHARLIE HUNTER Let The Bells Ring On album cover 4.25 | 2 ratings
Let The Bells Ring On
Eclectic Fusion 2015
CHARLIE HUNTER Everybody Has A Plan Until They Get Punched In The Mouth album cover 0.00 | 0 ratings
Everybody Has A Plan Until They Get Punched In The Mouth
Eclectic Fusion 2016
CHARLIE HUNTER Charlie Hunter & Lucy Woodward : Music! Music! Music! album cover 0.00 | 0 ratings
Charlie Hunter & Lucy Woodward : Music! Music! Music!
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CHARLIE HUNTER Steady Groovin' album cover 4.50 | 2 ratings
Steady Groovin'
Funk Jazz 2005

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CHARLIE HUNTER Charlie Hunter Trio

Album · 1993 · Funk Jazz
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Sometimes I just like to take a wild, blindfolded shot in the dark and listen to a jazz artist that I’ve never heard of to see if, by chance, I can hit anything of note. In the case of The Charlie Hunter Trio they were included in a sizeable cache of music I’ve come into possession of and I had to “go to the Google” just to find out if they were even jazz-related or not. They could’ve been a Hip Hop Polka outfit for all I knew. Anyway, I gave this, their 1993 debut, a fair listen and found it to be pleasant enough but the thing that really stood out for me was the fact that Mr. Hunter’s only cohorts were drummer Jay Lane and tenor saxophonist Dave Ellis, inferring that Charlie played both rhythm and lead guitar as well as the bass lines. No easy feat, that. Yet the stunning kicker was when I read that he plays all three SIMULTANEOUSLY. Say what? The skeptic in me immediately consulted You Tube for verification and, lo and behold, I witnessed him doing it with my own eyes. The man is a freak, manhandling a specially-made eight-stringed instrument with such dexterity as to strain description, much less belief. How he does this is beyond me but that awe-instilling talent certainly puts him in a category all his own, regardless.

But you gotta admit, even a one-man band is practically useless if all he can produce is a cacophony of noise so no matter if in addition Hunter played piano with his tongue and blew a trombone with his butt hole at the same time I would still have to judge his trio by the quality of the music they made. As far as this album goes, I deem it to be a good, engaging start to a recording career and nothing more. It begins with “Fred’s Life,” a very dry yet very funky slice of jazz fare that inevitably causes me to wonder if Charlie, Dave and Jay put these songs down on tape as a unit or if Hunter added the bass and/or guitar parts later as overdubs. However they did it, the result is a remarkably tight track. “Live Oak” sports a slinky groove in 6/4 time that’s anything but predictable. Charlie is obviously an extremely gifted guitar virtuoso who’s incorporated a lot of classic jazz techniques into his style. I hear everyone from Wes Montgomery to Chet Atkins in his playing and that’s fine company to keep. On “20,30,40,50,60,Dead” the song’s zippy pacing highlights their individual acumen and confidence. Ellis shows off his more abstract side while Hunter flies and bounces all over his fretboard like a workaholic bee hopped up on diet pills. “Funky Niblets” owns a hard rock foundation that supports Charlie’s “watery” guitar effect that indelibly sets it apart from the other cuts due to his imaginative exploitation of that sound. Hunter goes solo for his interpretation of Mingus’ “Fables of Faubus,” a short tune that he travels across nicely.

Sidemen Scott Jensen on trumpet and Scotty Roberts on congas spice up the Brazilian samba rhythm of “Dance of the Jazz Fascists,” providing the disc with a welcome change of pace at this juncture. One can’t help but be impressed by the cohesiveness the musicians achieve without help from a keyboard of any sort. The apex of the album comes in the form of “The Telephone’s a’Ringin’.” It’s a strange little number with a whimsical atmosphere swirling about it that keeps you constantly on your toes. I admire their playful attitude that assures me they don’t take themselves too seriously (always a self-defeating trait). Charlie allowed guest Miles Perkins to do the upright bass honors (Physical logistics demanded outside assistance, I’m sure. Otherwise visions of Octoped Man are in order.) on “Rhythm Comes in 12 Tones,” an up-tempo song with a trotting bass line over which Lane’s drums and Hunter’s guitar sizzle like butter in a hot skillet. The razor-sharp stops and accents they include are clever and inventive. “Mule” is another of Charlie’s I-can-do-this-all-by-myself-if-you-don’t-mind ditties wherein dense jazz chording and extraordinary guitar licks layered over structurally sound bass runs create a very moody aura. The record ends with “Faffer Time,” a melodically simple but nonetheless complex tune that manages to convey a deceptively carefree mien.

Much emphasis must be placed on this album being their first. I have no doubt that their label and producer had no idea what to expect from this anomaly of nature once they corralled Mr. Hunter and his partners in crime in the studio environment. As an initial collection of jazz numbers it merits a slightly above average rating. It neither singes one’s eyebrows nor transports one to a sleepy dreamland. However, as I remarked the time I heard a one-armed blues guitarist rip some primo riffs on the stage of the Palomino Club in L.A. on a particular amateur night in ’78, “If you can pull it off, by all means, do it!” Charlie Hunter is a phenomenon whether I buddy up to his stuff or not. No one releases 17 records in less than two decades unless they have something to contribute that’s more than worthwhile. I recommend you check him out.

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