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Bill Summers (musician)

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Name  Bill Summers
Role  Instrumentalist
Record label  MCA Records

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Education  University of California, Berkeley
Music group  The Headhunters (Since 1973)
Albums  Los Hombres Calientes, Vol. 1
Similar People  Mike Clark, Bennie Maupin, Paul Jackson, Irvin Mayfield, Herbie Hancock

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Bill Summers (b. June 27, 1948) is a New Orleans based Afro-Cuban jazz/Latin jazz percussionist, a multi-instrumentalist who plays primarily on conga drums. Summers is probably best known for to his work with Los Hombres Calientes along with his friend and co-leader of the group, trumpeter Irvin Mayfield. However, despite this musical relationship, Summers has a much longer musical career than that, often working behind the scenes on film scores for various movies such as The Color Purple and the television miniseries Roots with Quincy Jones. He also played with Herbie Hancock during The Headhunters years, and is mentioned in passing by the liner notes of The Headhunters' 2003 release Evolution Revolution as contributing to that recording. His former wife is Yvette Bostic-Summers, who often sings on Los Hombres' albums.


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  • Feel the Heat (Prestige, 1977)
  • Cayenne (Prestige, 1977)
  • Straight to the Bank (Prestige, 1978)
  • On Sunshine (Prestige, 1979)
  • Call it What You Want (MCA, 1980) U.S. No. 129
  • Jam the Box (MCA, 1981) U.S. No. 92
  • Seventeen (MCA, 1982)
  • London Style (MCA, 1983)
  • Iroko (Vital, 1992)
  • Essence of Kwanzaa (Monkey Hill, 1997)
  • Studies in Bata: Sacred Drum of the Yoruba, Havana to Matanzas (Bilsum, 2002)
  • As sideman

    With Brass Fever

  • Time Is Running Out (Impulse!, 1976)
  • With Herbie Hancock

  • Head Hunters (Columbia, 1973)
  • Thrust (Columbia, 1974)
  • Man-Child (Columbia, 1975)
  • Flood (Columbia, 1975)
  • Sunlight (Columbia, 1977)
  • Directstep (Columbia, 1978)
  • Feets, Don't Fail Me Now (Columbia, 1979)
  • Mr. Hands (Columbia, 1980)
  • With The Headhunters

  • The Return of Headhunters (Verve, 1998)
  • With Eddie Henderson

  • Inside Out (Capricorn, 1974)
  • Mahal (Capitol, 1978)
  • References

    Bill Summers (musician) Wikipedia