Back in the spotlight with a sublime new rhythm and blues record, James Hunter follows up six critically acclaimed albums with his latest recording, Nick of Time, set for release on Brooklyn’s renowned soul label Daptone Records.
Nick of Time is a shining testament of how a master songsmith continually draws fresh water from a bottomless well. Recorded and produced by Bosco Mann, Nick of Time features one of today’s foremost soul singers at the top of his game performing with musicians who’ve backed some of the biggest contemporary music stars including Daptone artists Sharon Jones and Charles Bradley. Nick of Time will be internationally released on March 6, 2020.
For Nick of Time, Hunter and Daptone co-founder Bosco Mann hunkered down in the label’s Penrose Studios in Riverside, California for what certainly will be one of 2020’s standout soul recordings. Unmistakably another stunning James Hunter album, Nick of Time is a voyage between beautiful, mid-tempo rumba recalling early King/Federal releases, while lush arrangements summon lost tracks from early ’60s Burt Bacharach sessions. Nick of Time is steeped in an era when soul records were driven by earth-shattering vocal performances. James Hunter hands down ushers classic soul music into the 21st Century with a sense of timelessness that’s rare these days.
James Hunter is an everlasting writer of compelling narratives sung with true grit while backed by an ace band of New York City’s finest musicians. Nick of Time finds Hunter in the company of Victor Axelrod (piano), Adam Scone (organ), Rudy Petschauer (drums), Myles Weeks (bass), Michael Buckley (baritone saxophone), and Freddy DeBoe (tenor saxophone). On the road for an extensive U.S., U.K., and European tour in support of Nick of Time, Matt Slocum (keyboards) takes the reins on keys for a hearty James Hunter Six ensemble ready to electrify soul music fans as they hit venerable stages in a city near you in spring 2020.
1st May – Moulin Blues ,Ospel, Netherlands
2nd May – Rhythm & Blues Groningen
3rd May – Parasido, Amsterdam
5th May – Luxor, Koln, Germany
6th May – Mojo, Hamburg
7th May – Columbia, Berlin
9th May – Technikum, Munich
11th May – Zoom, Frankfurt
13th May – Cafe de la danse, Paris
14th May, Fuzzyon, La Roche-sur-yon
16th May – Sauveniere, Liege
19th May – Jazz Cafe, London
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|01.||I Can Change Your Mind||Listen|
|02.||Who's Fooling Who||Listen|
|03.||Till I Hear It From You||Listen|
|05.||Missing In Action||Listen|
|06.||Nick Of Time||Listen|
|07.||Brother Or Other||Listen|
|08.||Ain't Goin' Up In One Of Those Things||Listen|
|09.||Take It As You Find It||Listen|
|10.||Can't Help Myself||Listen|
|11.||How 'Bout Now||Listen|
|12.||Paradise For One||Listen|
|13.||He's Your Could've Been||Listen|