The Record Collection

Charlie Hunter Trio: Friends Seen and Unseen

Ropeadope Records

Track list:

01 – One For The Kelpers
02 – Freedom Tickler
03 – LuLu’s Crawl
04 – Darkly
05 – Soweto’s Where It’s At
06 – Running In Fear From Imaginary Assailants
07 – Eleven Bars For Gandhi
08 – Bonus Round
09 – My Son The Hurricane
10 – Moore’s Alphabet


Charlie Hunter – 8 string guitar
John Ellis – tenor saxophone, bass clarinet, flute
Derek Phillips – drums, percussion

Produced by Lee Townsend (Kelly Joe Phelps, Elvis Costello, Pat Metheny)
Adam Muñoz – engineer
Jonathan Chi – assistant engineer
Greg Calbi – mastering
Andrew Cunningham – artwork
Michael Didonna – photography

Released in 2004

The title “Friends Seen and Unseen” refers to the standard sermon opening used by carnival worker turned radio evangelist Prophet Omega (Omega Townsend) in his broadcasts from the 1970s.

Recording of these sermons became popular within musician circles during the 1980s due to their content and Townsend’s unique delivery.
— Wikipedia

Charlie Hunter: born May 23, 1967