Headhunters who redefined modern funk, jazz and world music will be at Babylon on April 3rd as part of Garanti Caz Yeşili.

From the instant funk classic to the rare-groove sound, the Headhunters have redefined modern funk, world music, and jazz as one of the most innovative groups in history. Following the release of the groundbreaking Head Hunters (1973) the first album to garner gold status in jazz history, the band toured and recorded for several years with legendary pianist Herbie Hancock. In 2003, the Headhunters maintain the same vitality and creativity on their newest Basin Street Records release Evolution Revolution.  The album showcases the incredible musical synergy which brought them world fame in the 70s.

A highly accomplished musician, percussionist, and ethnomusicologist, Bill Summers has performed and recorded with Joe Zawinul, Dianne Reeves, Anita Baker, Stevie Wonder, and George Benson. Summers’ awareness of African heritage is evident in his work with Quincy Jones on the musical score for Roots and the soundtrack for The Color Purple. 

Mike Clark’s groundbreaking work on the Headhunters Thrust album drew attention to his singular style, elevating him to international cult status.  Clark has performed and recorded with a diverse range of artists including Wayne Shorter, Charlie Hunter, Chet Baker, Gil Evans, Joe Henderson, Tony Bennett, and Mose Allison.  In 2000, Clark formed his own super-group Prescription  Renewal, releasing the highly acclaimed Actual Proof.

Bill Summers: Percussions
Mike Clark: Drums
Patrick Clahar: Saxophone
Stephen Gordon: Keys
Reggie Washington: Bass

Event Program

20:30 Doors Open
00:00 Mert Topuz
00:00 Mert Topuz
21:30 Headhunters