Charlie Hunter: New Album with Scott Amendola in October


Not Getting Behind Is The New Getting Ahead, the renowned guitarist/composer Charlie Hunter's new duo recording with drummer Scott Amendola, is an album that's easy to get behind. A complete departure from last year's Public Domain -- a true solo album -- and the previous year's Gentlemen, I Neglected to Inform You You Will Not Be Getting Paid -- which incorporated two trombones and trumpet into Hunter's instrumental arsenal -- Not Getting Behind Is The New Getting Ahead (Release Date: October 2, 2012) is Hunter's first recording of original compositions in three years.

"Our intention in making this record was to tell a bunch of stories around the central theme of the album's title," says Hunter. "The new tunes are meant to evoke some of the things you might see in your travels through the USA these days. Scott and I wanted to think of each composition as a starting point for some kind of narrative."

The album's ten tracks were recorded with both Hunter and Amendola playing in the same room simultaneously, with no headphones, and there's no mixing, editing, or overdubs. Not Getting Behind Is The New Getting Ahead was recorded straight to two-track analog 1/4-inch tape by lauded sound engineer Dave McNair. See the tracklisting below.

Track Listing:

  • 1) Assessing the Assessors, An Assessor's Assessment
  • 2) Rust Belt
  • 3) There Used To Be a Nightclub There
  • 4) The Wizard
  • 5) Not Getting Behind Is The New Getting Ahead
  • 6) Ghost Mall
  • 7) Blind Arthur
  • 8) Those Desks Aren't Going to Clean Themselves
  • 9) Dot Dot Dah
  • 10) Economy with Dignity
  • *Bonus Track (digital edition only): If You Don't Give Me That


    [Published on: 7/26/12]

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