The next AC night on Saturday 27th April will feature Headhunters the 1973 studio album by US jazz maestro Herbie Hancock.
Head Hunters is Hancock’s twelfth studio album, recorded for Columbia Records at Wally Heider Studios and Different Fur Trading Co in San Francisco.
Head Hunters followed a series of experimental albums by Hancock’s sextet: Mwandishi, Crossings, and Sextant, released between 1971 and 1973, a time when Hancock was looking for a new direction in which to take his music:
“I began to feel that I had been spending so much time exploring the upper atmosphere of music and the more ethereal kind of far-out spacey stuff. Now there was this need to take some more of the earth and to feel a little more tethered; a connection to the earth…”
For the album, Hancock assembled a new band, the Headhunters, and handled all synthesizer parts himself deciding against the use of guitar altogether, favoring instead the clavinet, one of the defining sounds on the album. The album has a relaxed, funky groove and is a defining moment of the jazz-fusion movement (or perhaps even the spearhead of the Jazz-funk style of the fusion genre), the album made jazz listeners out of rhythm and blues fans, and vice versa.
Maybe you’ll be a convert too!
Our AC nights planned until May 2019;
Herbie Hancock Head Hunters
Led Zeppelin Houses of the Holy
REGULAR NIGHTS: Our pricing scheme allows loyal fans of the AC nights to attend any 3 events at £4 and get the 4th FREE.
Just collect a loyalty card when you arrive .
Badlands kindly supplies the albums for all events at cost price. Thanks guys!