Gentlemen, I Neglected To Inform You You Will Not Be Getting Paid
Label: Charlie Hunter
Charlie Hunter albums often come as a surprise -- you never quite know what the guitarist is going to throw your way. This time out, a small horn section further highlights the bop, soul, blues, New Orleans funk, James Bond-style intrigue, pained romance and anything else that Hunter and his rhythm section dabble in. His songwriting is both catchy and elusive -- you can hum along and get lost in the tunes, yet they'll stay with you like a sweet, somewhat hazy, memory. The title track describes the times perfectly, while "Every Day You Wake Up New York Says No" will have fellow musicians smiling in sympathy.