This Thursday sees the return of The Headhunters, a pioneering jazz-funk band that was formed in 1973 by legendary jazz keyboardist Herbie Hancock for the recording of his twelfth studio album Head Hunters. That album went on to sell over a million copies and was a defining moment in the evolution of jazz-fusion. In 1975 the band released the much sampled Survival of the Fittest, their first LP without Hancock, and Straight from the Gate in 1977.
Hancock’s interest in more electronically influenced music eventually prompted him to move on, but the core group of Mike Clark, Paul Jackson and Bill Summers have continued to perform to this day, with a range of far-flung guest musicians and collaborators including Bennie Maupin, Donald Harrison, George Clinton and Killah Priest. Catch them this Thursday 15th September at The Sugar Club.