||Hunter ,Karen: Words and Groove
Guitarist/Songwriter Karen Hunter's latest outing, Words and Groove, blends
jazz, dirty blues & performance poetry. Embellishing on themes of local
significance, Hunter entwines personal experience with liberally exaggerated
bridge the dangerous (drug addiction, social welfare dependency,
the NZ road toll) and the mundane (infatuation, familiarity and
The album features a funky powerhouse version of the Jimi
Hendrix classic Long Hot Summer Night, showcasing Hunterís arranging skills over
a 3 part horn section led by Roger Manins on Tenor saxophone.
Groove was recorded with the first rate rhythm section of drummer RON SAMSOM
(Nathan Haines, Whirimako Black) and bassist AARON CODDEL (King Kapisi, Caitlin
Smith, Jennifer Ward-Lealand). Although Samsom and Coddel are jazz musicians,
Hunterís blues, roots and folk influences are prominent.
1. PULL YOUR HEAD IN
2. A KISS WITHOUT A MOUSTACHE
LONG HOT SUMMER NIGHT
LITTLE BY LITTLE
10. CAN YOU READ THE FUTURE?