British retro-soul sensation James Hunter returns and takes a giant step toward staking his place in the pop-soul pantheon alongside SAM COOKE and VAN MORRISON.
Minute by Minute finds the multi-talented British Soul man at his most swingin’, unleashing the “fire in his gut” (Rolling Stone) with searing vocals and punchy guitar. This is his first album in more than five years!
Hunter has teamed with Daptone mastermind Gabriel Roth [AMY WINEHOUSE, SHARON JONES] for a horn-fueled blast of deep soul and R&B. This is their first collaboration together.
The album’s 12 all-new original songs were cut live in the studio by the James Hunter Six [Damian Hand/tenor sax; Lee Badau/baritone sax; Jonathan Lee/drums; Jason Wilson/double bass, Kyle Koehler/organ].
This is Hunter’s first album recorded inAmerica. Hunter has also supported the likes
of ARETHA FRANKLIN, VAN MORRISON, ETTA JAMES and WILLIE NELSON among others.
Hunter emerged as a Soul powerhouse in 2006 with People Gonna Talk, which hit #1 on the Billboard Blues Chart, landed on year-end lists from MOJO to USA TODAY, and was nominated for a GRAMMY. His next album (2008), The Hard Way, was another Billboard Blues #1, and PASTE said it “re-renders the art of musical seduction even more convincingly than Hunter’s mentor VAN MORRISON,” while the NEW YORK TIMES praised Hunter’s “tight slithery groove” and “sweet growl.”
“James Hunter is one of the best voices in British R&B and Soul. Check him out!” –