What does it sound like?:
Charlie Hunter has built a reputation as a solo jazz guitarist with a unique sound and technique He simultaneously plays bass, lead and rhythm on a 7(and sometimes 8)-string guitar. On this album he plays a ‘Big 6’, that has the three lower strings of a bass, and the three middle of a guitar. He has played with artists such as D’Angelo (Voodoo), Norah Jones and John Mayer, to name but a few. Here he is teamed with UK-born/U.S.-raised singer Lucy Woodward, who can be described as ‘sultry’ to start with, but has an expressive jazz/blues style. Coupled with drummer Derrek Phillips, they have produced an album that is minimal in places, but funky and driving in others. Anyone who caught them on the recent Snarky Puppy Tour will know what I mean. This is almost like a “Julie Is Her Name” for the 2010s. The album is all standards and covers, but each with it’s own reworked style/arrangement that surprises. An electrifying version of “Can’t Let Go” is nothing like the Lucinda Williams version, Terence Trent Darby’s “Wishing Well” is given an even funkier makeover, new life is breathed into 60s hit “Please Don’t » Continue Reading.