The Headhunters – Platinum

June 17, 2011 / No Comments / Tags: Bernie Maupin, Bill Summers, Donald Harrison, Headhunters, Mike Clark, Patrice Rushen, platinum, Richie Goods

(Owl Studios)

Helmed by percussionist Bill Summers and drummer Mike Clark, the Headhunters musical franchise continues to roll on since their founding in 1973. Platinum pays homage to their debut recording, which featured the great Herbie Hancock and became the first jazz/fusion album to sell more than 1 million units. That recording has now sold over 2 million copies to date. This most recent endeavor evolves to includes a bit of hip-hop in the mix, with a host of rap artists, including Snoop Dogg. But make no mistake, the jazz and funk elements that are signature to Headhunters brand are at the heart of the music. Joining Clark and Summers on this effort is a great list of talents, which includes Donald Harrison on saxophone, Richie Goods on bass, Patrice Rushen on keyboards and returning Hunter saxophonist Bernie Maupin.

Click here to listen to a clip of “M Trane”.

Tracks: Platinum Intro, Mission Statement, Reality Of It, Salamander, D-Funk, I Feel Really Good About, Tracie, Rehearse Everybody, Paging Mr. Wesley, M Trane, Apple Tree, Palm Nut, Years of Touring, Congo Place, On The Road, Head Hunting, Skizness, Soul Glow, Platinum Outro .