Legendary Headhunters percussionist Bill Summers unabashedly previews the bands upcoming album in his own words: “2011 will mark the beginning of a new movement in music and jazz. The true fusion of Hip Hop, Jazz, Rap, Salsa, Rock, New Orleans, African rhythm and its classical forms. The Headhunters are steeped in the funk and jazz traditions. The groove is undeniable and the layers of rhythm, melody and spoken word in this release will raise the bar and set a benchmark for the world to follow. The truth of the matter is, we respect all forms of music and see a place in this unusual musical tapestry for every form of modern and ancient music forms. The project is entitled ‘Platinum.’ For some this is an award presented to those who achieve a feat of reaching one million units sold and certified. For us, Platinum is a self-proclamation of achievement for creating a project deserving of recognition and will be heard and appreciated by the millions of listeners world wide.”
Artists appearing on The Headhunters’ ‘Platinum’ Album include: Bill Summers—percussion Mike Clark—drums Rob Dixon—tenor sax Derrick Gardner—trumpet Donald Harrison—alto sax Richie Goods—bass Kyle Roussel—keys Patrice Rushen—keys Bennie Maupin—tenor sax and bass clarinet
Guest Artists on the album (subject to change) include: Killah Priest, Del the Funky Homosapien, Jaecyn Bayne, Kentyah Fraser, Snoop Dogg, and George Clinton!
The album is expected in mid May.