• Charlie Hunter

Charlie Hunter, the singular seven-string guitarist—meaning that I know of no one else who plays an instrument configured like his, and that no guitarist, period, sounds quite like him—returns to Chicago with a trio gig Wednesday at the Beat Kitchen. He’s touring with drummer Eric Kalb (Dap-Kings) and trombonist Curtis Fowlkes (Jazz Passengers), both of whom appear on his excellent new album, Gentlemen, I Neglected to Inform You You Will Not Be Getting Paid (Spire Artist Media). Between the new album and his contributions to clarinetist Ben Goldberg‘s recent Go Home, Hunter has lately been creating some his most personable and concentrated music ever.