Post Tagged with: "Bill Summers"

One Track Mind: Harvey Mason, “Chameleon” from Chameleon (2014)

One Track Mind: Harvey Mason, “Chameleon” from Chameleon (2014)

Harvey Mason’s upcoming debut on the Concord Music label puts the iconic session drummer squarely into his old jazz-funk environs where he made a name for himself back in the 1970s.

Jim Clayton – Songs My Daughter Knows (2013)

A musical scrapbook for pianist Jim Clayton’s child, who had not yet hit the ripe old age of three at the time of recording, Songs My Daughter Knows is a refreshing and moving jazz record.

Gimme Five: Herbie Hancock – The Complete Columbia Album Collection (2013)

Gimme Five: Herbie Hancock – The Complete Columbia Album Collection (2013)

Former collaborators Bill Summers and Mike Clark join us as we sort through a handful of ageless moments from the forthcoming Herbie Hancock box set, The Complete Columbia Album Collection.

Something Else! Interview: Mike Clark on Herbie Hancock, the Headhunters and Michael Wolff

Drummer Mike Clark, perhaps best known for his work with and without Herbie Hancock as a member of the Headhunters, is part of a new band now — the dazzlingly improvisational Wolff and Clark Expedition, with longtime friend Michael Wolff.

Zigaboo Modeliste – New Life (2011)

New Life arrived amidst much anticipation of something in keeping with drummer Zigaboo Modeliste’s mythically groovetastic tenure with the Meters. And, bless him, I got it. But that wasn’t all.

Irvin Mayfield – A Love Letter to New Orleans (2011)

Putting together a luxe coffee-table book honoring the city of his birth clearly got Irvin Mayfield in a nostalgic mood.

Gimme Five: Bill Summers on "God Make Me Funky," "Watermelon Man," others

On this special edition of Something Else! Reviews’ One Track Mind, we hand the reins over to percussionist Bill Summers.

Something Else! Interview: Bill Summers, of the Headhunters

The Headhunters, who with Herbie Hancock crafted jazz music’s first platinum release, return this month with an aptly titled new project — Platinum.

Something Else! sneak peek: The Headhunters, "Tracie" (2011)

The Headhunters have completed an ambitious new jazz release — one that continues to push the edges of fusion, incorporating hip hop and funk

One Track Mind: Herbie Hancock – "Butterfly" (1974)

One Track Mind: Herbie Hancock – "Butterfly" (1974)

Herbie Hancock has enjoyed a long, five-decade musical career that has been both artistically and commercially fulfilling. Not many other artists can boast that of any genre, much less a jazz musician. But 2008’s winner of the Album Of The Year Grammy has given us Blue Note modern jazz classics like Maiden Voyage, abstract space funk-jazz like Sextant, an earlyRead More