James Hunter and his six man wrecking crew are back with Nick of Time – 13 tracks of unadulterated, no-nonsense rhythm and blues that exhibit Hunter's unmistakable ability to craft songs that are equal parts stupefying beauty and formidable grit. This being the seventh album in the group's already impressive catalog, one may be emboldened to say that this is “lucky number seven”. As well wishing as that phrase may be it also implies that the greatness of this album may be defined by something as arbitrary as “luck”. But Nick of Time is no stroke of luck, it is the product of a man at the peak of his craft collaborating with some of the finest musicians around today. The opening track and lead single, “I Can Change Your Mind”, is a beautiful, mid-tempo rumba that tips the hat to the sound of many early King/Federal releases, but executed with a vibrancy that propels the tune into the 21st Century. To put it simply, this is real music for real people. Easily one of James Hunter Six's finest offerings to date. No hyperbole here, folks…just the facts.