Here, we’ve compiled a list of the best Charlie Hunter Quotes. Let’s look at these pieces of wisdom. We definitely have something to learn from them!
That’s the exact concept behind the music: to take that kind of, I guess whatever you want to call it, jazz sensibility – but not have it be about solos.
And then as we played more and more as a trio, it became more and more of a situation where we realized we really knew how to use the fourth member of the group – that space. The thing about the trio is that it’s the biggest sound you can have with the smallest unit.
That’s the thing that we said about the horn before: it’s a focus issue. It’s like a singer versus a drummer. If a drummer’s playing a drum beat, and a singer starts singing, what do you think the audience is going to do?
I never do anything to strictly satisfy a fickle, ever-changing commercial world. I do the music I like to play. It’s the only way I feel comfortable existing in the industry.
Yeah, well, it did earlier – but as Bobby and I have played together, our thing as a unit has become so strong that they kind of had to get in where they fit in. And most people do.
I do dig the White Stripes. I like the record they have out now.
It’s just a way of trying to get to a third thing that’s not particular to any quote-unquote genre. It’s been great for me; it’s really opened me up and gotten me to use that part of my imagination. It’s very scary in a lot of ways, and just as exciting.
Bobby is really the one who did all the editing on that stuff. And he did all the mixing. I particularly like the record we did with Logic because Scott Harding did a great job mixing it. He’s really a killing engineer.
The market didn’t define the music; the music defined the market.
If we really wanted to be cool, and everyone in the world had Pro Tools, we could just put it up on the internet and everyone could make their own record out of it.
Now, when we first started, I would be playing something good and then feel like I wasn’t doing the right thing and launch into some idiotic cliche. Luckily for me, Bobby was patient.
Ultimately, at the end of it, it’s just trying to get into that space where you feel like you’re hitting the right thing and you’re making music. And it feels intuitive rather than being counterintuitive.