Kategorie: CD-Reviews | Genre: Jazz/Jazzrock/Fusion | Heft: Jahrgang 2014, eclipsed Nr. 159 / 4-2014 | VÖ-Jahr: 2014 | Wertung: 9/10 | Label: Sazi | Autor: WK
Charlie Hunter was the shooting star on the jazz guitar ten years ago. At that time he bent acrobatically on the seven-string and was amazed that he could play the lead, rhythm and bass line synchronously. He doesn't want to know anything more about such gossip today. Together with drummer Scott Amendola, with whom he has been playing together for 20 years, he has succeeded in producing a straightforward jazz rock album full of blues and reggae echoes. Hunter remains playful, Amendola groovs like hell. The interaction possibilities of the two musicians seem unlimited, time and again they come up with new tricks, abbreviations and anecdotes. Humor isn't always defined by jokes, but can also lead to an extremely relaxed game situation in which you just let yourself drift. This album is pure California.