Charlie Hunter Trio

Deck The Hall Ball is tonight at WaMu Theater, in case you forgot. And Lonesome Shack's weekly residency at Cafe Racer.  Also,


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Charlie Hunter Trio

Deck The Hall Ball is tonight at WaMu Theater, in case you forgot. And Lonesome Shack's weekly residency at Cafe Racer.  Also, there's this:

The Grough and Eligh, the Bayliens at Neumos, 8 p.m., $15

Go read Kevin Capp's recent blog (and download the Grouch's EP, Something More, for free if for some reason you haven't yet).

Charlie Hunter Trio at Dimitriou's Jazz Alley, 7:30 p.m., $23.50, today and tomorrow


Simply put, Charlie Hunter is the most talented instrumentalist you've

never heard of. Don't let the title of "jazz guitarist" -- an

incredibly limiting moniker given Hunter's vast musical influences and

seven-string hybrid guitar -- fool you into thinking that this will be

a mid-tempo evening of familiar standards. Hunter was more than capable

of holding his own at 2007's seminal Crossroads Festival alongside the

likes of Eric Clapton, Jimmie Vaughan, Carlos Santana and John Mayer,

to name a few. What sets Hunter apart from even these giants, however,

is his propensity for engulfing a myriad of sounds, starting with cool

blue standards and reaching all the way to funk and fusion-laced

original compositions. In support of his new album, Baboon Strength,

The Charlie Hunter trio will feature Erik Deutsch, a prodigy of the

infamous Colorado University Jazz program (and the only keyboardist

ever to work in Hunter's band) and drummer Tony Mason, who is best

known for his work with Norah Jones. RAECHEL SIMS

 
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