"In 2016, where an always-connected generation screams for attention through new, often contrived definitions of “cool” and surprisingly predictable proclamations of uniqueness, singer and spoken word artist Tony Adamo arrives seemingly from nowhere as a true anachronism: a performer who is authentically “cool” in a timeless, almost reckless way that almost no popular artist today can match." SOULTRACKS
Monday, April 28, 2014
Tony Adamo To Record With The Headhunters This Summer
Jazz Legends The Headhunters on tour!
Jazz Legends The Headhunters Featuring Founding Members Mike Clark and Bill Summers To Play Select West Coast Dates!
York, NY - The Headhunters have redefined modern funk, world music, and
jazz as one of the most innovative groups in history. They recorded for
several years with legendary pianist Herbie Hancock, representing a
major turning point for Hancock with the formation of this popular band
in 1973. The Columbia album Head Hunters became extremely popular,
fusing jazz with funk and rock, the album sold over a million copies and
attracted many R&B and rock fans, even out-selling Miles Davis'
popular Bitches Brew. The Headhunters have recently released some new
material and will be on US Tour. Co-leaders Mike Clark & Bill
Summers will be joined by some of the nation’s best talent and are
currently booking for early 2014.
CLARK a seasoned and versatile musician, began playing in Oakland, CA
where he was instrumental in creating the "East Bay Funk" sound. His
groundbreaking work with Herbie Hancock & the Headhunters album
“Thrust” drew attention to his innovative style, elevating him to
international cult status. Clark has performed and recorded with a
diverse range of artists including Wayne Shorter, Charlie Hunter, Chet
Baker, Gil Evans, Joe Henderson, Tony Bennett, and Mose Allison. Clarke
released ‘Carnival of the Soul in 2010 and most recently in 2011 a new
Headhunters album ‘Platinum’ with guest artists: Snoop Dogg, Killah
Priest & George Clinton
SUMMERS a highly accomplished musician, percussionist, and
ethnomusicologist, Bill Summers has performed and recorded with Quincy
Jones, Carlos Santana, Michael Jackson, Dianne Reeves, Anita Baker,
Stevie Wonder, George Benson and many more, in addition to his various
solo projects. He maintains a deep commitment to world music through his
personal study with ethnic masters, as demonstrated through his deft
ability on a variety of instruments. Summers' awareness of African
heritage is evident in his work with Quincy Jones on the musical score
for Roots and the soundtrack for The Color Purple. He formed the
fantastic Latin/jazz hybrid Los Hombres Calientes in 1998 in New Orleans
who have recorded five albums, toured the World They won Billboards
“Latin Jazz Album of the Year Award” and were Grammy Nominated.