The Cutting Room Presents:
Charlie Hunter & Scott Amendola
44 E. 32nd St.
New York, NY, 10016
Doors 6:00 PM / Show 7:00 PM
Charlie Hunter & Scott Amendola
With a career spanning 18 years and almost 20 albums, Hunter consistently ups his game as an innovative writer and bandleader. He has worked with the likes of Norah Jones, Mos Def, John Mayer, D’Angelo and countless others. He is widely considered the authority on the seven and eight-string guitar, and continues to stun audiences with his ability to simultaneously bust out tasty bass parts, melodic leads and swinging rhythms. Hunter has previously recorded for the venerable Blue Note label, Concord, Ropeadope and others. His recent independent venture is steered by his motivation to release music that most inspires him. Critics have touted his genius technique, but it's his profound artistic sensibility that propels his original music. Hunter's signature style of writing and performing has secured his
place as one of today's great guitarists.
Hunter’s newest album is a duo recording with drummer Scott Amendola. “Not Getting Behind Is The New Getting Ahead” was recorded with Hunter and Amendola playing in the same room simultaneously -- an old-school recording method that has been virtually lost in today's cut-and-paste world
"A terrific guitarist" –Downbeat
"A homespun marvel" -New York Times
"…a man who [has] built his badass reputation by conquering hairy bass lines and heady post-bop
melodies simultaneously on custom eight-string instruments… Hunter is still a musical beast." -Guitar
"…Hunter - well known for playing a seven-string instrument - rips through the air with superrock fuzz
and fusion mettle." -Rolling Stone
Visionary New Orleans native Phil deGruy has taken the bold initiative of adding 10 harp strings to a 7-string guitar to come up with his custom-made ‘guitarp.’ With this unconventional instrument and a highly unorthodox approach to the fingerstyle jazz tradition and genres well beyond, deGruy is able to emulate the expansive harmonic palette of his major influences, guitarist Lenny Breau and pianist Bill Evans, while staking out his own new territory as a modern guitar master. Expect everything from the graceful melodicism of Debussy to inventive interpretations of John Coltrane, Duke Ellington, Jobim, Gershwin, the Beatles, Bill Evans and beyond, all delivered with the masterful command of a Joe Pass and just a touch of N'awlins-bred irreverence.
Phil’s solo debut, “Innuendo Out the Other” was followed by “Hello Dali” and “Just Duet”, a collection of duets which paired him with legendary guitarists Larry Coryell, Charlie Hunter, Mike Stern, David Tronzo, Hank Mackie, Steve Masakowski and Reeves Gabrels.
“deGruy is one of the finest players ever.” – Guitar Player
"He's a virtuosic genre-straddler with a flair for solo guitar inventions and a blissful
resistance to convention." - JazzTimes
"Phil has changed the face of the guitar without using a lot of Spandex." - Charlie Hunter
“Phil deGruy is one of the most astounding talents to ever touch strings.. has taken his
instrument into new dimensions.” – Vintage Guitar
"Phil's approach to the guitar sounds like John Coltrane meets Mel Brooks at a party
for Salvador Dali. It's uncanny the way he has conjured such an unorthodox way to attend
virtuosity." - Steve Vai
$20 Advanced - $25 Day of Show
Tickets Available at the Door