(Looks Like) Someone Got Ahead Of Schedule On Their Medication - Charlie Hunter

from the album Everybody Has A Plan Until They Get Punched In The Mouth (2016)

I am often leery of jazz groups led by a guitarist.  I find many of these band leaders overly enamored with their skills and mistaken in thinking that listeners want to revel in their self indulgence.

Charlie Hunter is different.  He is all about bringing the composition to life and infiltrating the listener with thoughtful vibes.  He does this with various band formats, from his trio to larger ensembles.

I really dig his new album, particularly the song (Looks Like) Someone Got Ahead Of Schedule On Their Medication.  Based on a simple, understated drum beat this song has enough space between the beats to let your mind tell the story.  This is music to let your mind wander.

Listen to the expertness of the bass player and the horn sections.  They are totally in-sync with the beat, adding restrained accents that help take the listener to unexpected locations.  Also note the guitar, hanging back, letting the band work their magic.  This is uncommon.

Click Here to listen to (Looks Like) Someone Got Ahead Of Schedule On Their Medication.

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