Time: May 27, 2018 19:00
Organized By: UTB
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TONIGHT 7PM DOORS 8:30 HEADHUNTERS (no support) TICKETS £20 ON THE DOOR ** We are sorry to report that Mike Clark is ill and unable to travel to Europe. Harvey Mason (the original Head Hunters’ album drummer) will take Mike’s place on drums. From the instant funk classic  “Chameleon” to the rare-groove sound of “God Make Me  Funky,” the Headhunters have redefined modern funk, world music, and jazz as one of  the most innovative groups in history. Following the release of the groundbreaking Head Hunters  (1973) the first album to garner gold status in jazz history, the band toured and recorded for  several years with legendary pianist Herbie Hancock, releasing the masterpieces  Thrust (1974), Flood (1975), and Manchild (1975).  In 1976 the Headhunters ventured out on  their own recording the classic Survival Of The Fittest (1976), followed by Straight to the Gate  (1978), and Return of the Headhunters (1998).  In 2003, the Headhunters maintain the same  vitality and creativity on their newest Basin Street Records release Evolution Revolution.   The album showcases the incredible musical synergy which brought them world fame in the 70s. A highly accomplished musician, percussionist, and  ethnomusicologist, Bill Summers has performed and recorded with Joe  Zawinul, Dianne Reeves, Anita Baker, Stevie Wonder, and George Benson,  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, co-founded with trumpet prodigy Irvin Mayfield in New Orleans.  Los Hombres have  recorded three albums, toured the world, and have been nominated for a Grammy. Mike 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 on the Headhunters Thrust album drew attention to his  singular 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.  In 2000, Clarkformed his own super-group Prescription Renewal,  releasing the highly acclaimed Actual Proof.  He launched a successful tour in 2002 selling  out venues in New York, San Francisco, Chicago, and New Orleans. The touring  lineup included young lions such as Charlie Hunter, Karl Denson, and DJ  Logic.

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