Peter Lyons

Charlie Hunter

September 10, 2010

Saw Charlie Hunter tonight at the Fox Theatre in Boulder. He had Mike Williams playing bass trumpet. I've seen a lot of strange instruments, so it's pretty rare for me to hear something new, but I can honestly say I had never heard a bass trumpet. I could tell it was bigger than a flugelhorn though. The drummer Eric Kalb was sounding very good, but overall I didn't like the show very much. Mike played a lot of quasi-random isolated notes and flubs and was short on lyrical lines.