Kurt Elling is considered one of the greatest jazz vocalists of our time. Unlike any other he puts lyrics to existing instrumental jazz. On his album SuperBlue he adapts compositions by Carla Bley and Wayne Shorter, and he covers The Roots and Tom Waits. On the record he shows his funky side, thanks to the close collaboration with guitarist Charlie Hunter, who is at home in jazz, funk and hip-hop. Now they will perform together under the name SuperBlue.
Kurt Elling won two Grammys and was nominated fifteen times, also for SuperBlue. The American singer is being praised for his virtuosity, his edgy lyrics, and for incorporating existing poetry in his music. Charlie Hunter is hailed among guitar aficionandos as a unique phenomenon on 7- and 8-string guitar, simultaneously playing melodies, chords and bass lines while improvising and holding an unmistakable groove. He previously collaborated with Norah Jones, John Mayer, Mos Def and D’Angelo.