Wednesday 16 Apr
 
 

Odyssey of the mind

Jacob Fred Jazz Odyssey 

with Culture Cinematic and ADDverse Effects

9 p.m. Friday

Twisted Root Gallery

3012 N. Walker Ave.

twistedrootgallery.com

208-4288

$10

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Frndz with benefits

Boyfrndz with Bored Wax and The Hitt Boyz

9 p.m. Sunday

Blue Note Lounge

2408 N. Robinson Ave.

thebluenotelounge.com

600-1166

$5

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Saddle up

Horse Thief with Deerpeople and Pageantry

8:30 p.m. Friday

ACM@UCO Performance Lab

329 E. Sheridan Ave.

acm-uco.com

974-4700

$5-$8

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High heaven

Glow God with Weed, Feral Future and Power Pyramid

7 p.m. Friday

Capitol House

$5

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Darkened tones

Chevelle with Nothing More and Middle Class Rut

6:30 p.m. Monday

Diamond Ballroom

8001 S. Eastern Ave.

diamondballroom.net

677-9169

$24-$29

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Charlie Hunter Trio-COPPEROPOLIS


None November 23rd, 2006

copperopolis

Ropeadope Records 

Fuzzed-out, rock-infested, funk-strewn jazz: That's what's on "Copperopolis," the latest album from Charlie Hunter, who remains one of the few truly innovative-yet-accessible jazz musicians on the scene today.

With two familiar cats by his side' Derrek Phillips on drums and John Ellis lending not only his always killer horn work, but also some funky licks on various electric keyboards' Hunter tears it up here. For those unfamiliar with Hunter, the guy plays a modified eight-string guitar that enables him to produce both typical guitar and bass parts simultaneously.

Thing is, while we look at most people who attempt such feats as merely creative, Hunter actually makes this sound good. And on this album, recorded during the 2005 New Orleans JazzFest, Hunter lets the fuzz-tones hang out more than usual, giving the music a loose, infectious feel. If this isn't Hunter at his most unfettered and exciting, it's pretty darn close. Recommended.
 
- Dave Bond

 
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