Friday, January 10, 2014

Full Show Friday: Charlie Hunter PDX Jazz Fest 2012

We search the murky back waters of youtube to find full concerts and post them to the site weekly, come back every seven days to help us celebrate Full Show Friday's.  These shows are of varying quality and may not be here for long so enjoy them while you can...As always, please support the artist every which way, but especially by seeing them live (if they are still playing)...This week...Charlie Hunter!

It's Jazzy January here at RtBE, so get ready to kick off 2014 with some different styled shows every Friday, we are skewing into new (or more recent) jazz land this month but It's All Cool Daddy'O! The farthest back we are looking is 2009 to prove there is amazing live jazz still being performed no matter what Ken Burns says.

Second of five is Charlie Hunter from the Portland Jazz Fest in 2012

If you don't know who Charlie Hunter is, let me quote his opening paragraph from Wikipedia:
Hunter plays custom-made seven and eight-string guitars, on which he simultaneously plays basslines, rhythm guitar, and solos. Critic Sean Westergaard[2] describes Hunter's guitar technique as "mind-boggling ... he's an agile improviser with an ear for great tone, and always has excellent players alongside him in order to make great music, not to show off."
Yeah pretty on point there. Guitar fans get ready there is no one else like Mr. Hunter anywhere. We caught him a bunch of times in the late 90's when he was playing all the time in the Village. We haven't seen him lately but his style is timeless. It is pretty amazing he can play as well as he does doing rhythm and leads at the same time. Like most of the shows this month it is the overall tone and not the individual songs, so sit back, relax and enjoy:

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