Friday, 16 February 2007

Joe Hunter - Funk Brother

copyright Carl Dixon 2006
The sad loss of Mr Joe Hunter has shocked us all recently. It was just over a month ago I met him for the third time, but this time in London at Ronnie Scott's. He was helping Jack Ashford find his mallets when I bumped into him. Jack had misplaced them in the afternoon. This picture sums up the 'Soulful Tale' sessions March 2006 that Joe performed on. I snapped this as Bobby Eli, Joe and Bob Babbit posed for me. I was honoured to have met Joe and acquire his cherished book he wrote about his life. For an excellent article by Sue Whitall and photos of the funeral go here:
Also, for a short video piece featuring Joe go here:
Joe Hunter in Anne Arbour 2003

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