Fine Corinthian Leather
Label: Charlie Hunter
For years, Hunter and his custom made 7-string Novax have been disproving the theory that there are no more original jazz guitarists. After experimenting on his last few releases, Hunter returns with a breezy self-released set that shows why he's beloved by the Bonnaroo/stoner crowd and older turtle-neck sporting bopsters. Hunter pays tribute to Karen Carpenter and Squeeze's Difford & Tilbrook, turns an old commercial joke into a soaring blues ("Corinthian Leather") and goes electro with class on "Astronaut Love Triangle."