Herbie Hancock‘s 1973 Head Hunters is a foundational album in jazz fusion and jazz funk, a record that held wide appeal while breaking new stylistic ground. It sold more than one million copies, and is widely regarded as one of the finest moments in Hancock’s catalog, as well as one of the greatest albums ever made.
Hancock’s backing band on that album, The Headhunters, released several albums on their own after that record’s release, and several of the members worked on and off with Hancock afterward. But for the first time in 50 years, the Headhunters lineup will be performing live with Hancock. On August 14, Hancock will perform live at the Hollywood Bowl with saxophonist Bennie Maupin, drummer Harvey Mason and percussionist Bill Summers. The group’s original bassist, Paul Jackson, died in 2021, and in his absence, they’ll perform with longtime Hancock collaborator Marcus Miller. Tickets are available here.
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