Live: The Charlie Hunter Trio @ the Van Dyck, 10/23/10

November 4th, 2010, 1:03 pm by Greg
Charlie Hunter and Eric Kalb

Charlie Hunter and Eric Kalb

Charlie Hunter plays a seven-string guitar. So do jazz masters John Pizzarrelli and his legendary dad Bucky. Yeah, there are a few of them out there, but Hunter has an edge over them all.

He doesn’t just play the standards and add those extra notes that an additional string can provide to the song. He plays the hell out of all of the strings – whether he’s playing jazz classics or his own compositions – by adding a bluesy, jam-rock sensibility that’s heavily sewn into the fabric getting to the heart of the tune… and to its outer limits, too. He’s giving and getting it both ways, for sure.

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