My first album “The Twentieth”, was the product of nearly ten years of composition. Some of the pieces were composed in Australia while studying at the ANU, others during my time in Switzerland and others since my move to Paris. They also hint at my varying influences throughout that period, as a developing musician and composer in search of his own sound.
The New Album:
Now the new album. I composed it with a single piece of work in mind, over a period of just a few months. In fact, at least half of it was written in just a few days, locked in a room in Switzerland. The mix of influences that could be heard on “The Twentieth” has been amalgamated into a cohesive whole, resulting in a sound that I hope can be identified as my own. The music overall is calmer, more introspective and I think, more focused.
Some live recordings of material for the new album:
I hope this album will be a reflection of where I am now, both as a musician and as a person. Basically I've grown up, and my music has along with me.
I'm an Australian guitarist and composer, based in Paris. After completing a four year Bachelor of Music specialising in jazz at the Australian National University, I left Australia at the age of 22 and found myself in Geneva, Switzerland where I worked as a guitar teacher and in a variety of different bands. Having put together a show-length repertoire of original compositions, I founded my own group the Daniel Hunter Trio in 2010. After three years in Geneva, and feeling the pull of the bigger city, I moved to Paris in 2011 where I continued working as a guitarist and teacher. The Daniel Hunter Trio became a quartet and in 2013 we recorded our first album - “The Twentieth”, which received excellent reviews and national airplay in both France and Australia. After touring in France, Switzerland, Australia and Germany, it's now time to record again.
Working with me on this album will be my regular Paris-based quartet, the same ridiculously talented musicians that played on "The Twentieth"!
Warren Walker - Tenor Saxophone
Damien Varaillon - Double Bass
Nicolas Charlier - Drums
Extracts from "The Twentieth":
May 2016 - Recording at La Maison des Artistes, Chamonix
June 2016 - Mixing and Mastering
July 2016 - Graphic Design
August 2016 - Pressing
November 2016 - New album release!
Daniel Hunter Quartet Live: