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The Headwhiz Consort Moderne Internationale is an unusual group of musicians. Hailing from 9 different countries they have somehow managed to meld and create a sound that is all there own. It is a sound that draws from all their various cultures and yet never sounds like pastiche of styles. The music the Consort makes is organic. One can sense the respect they have for each other as musicians and the love they have for this music and music in general. One can also sense their absolute refusal to accept any rules as to how music should be made. There are influences from jazz, classical, folk, rock and even the spoken word.
Led by the inimitable Babakar Wade the music draws from every individual. Their original release back in the 90's was an album of the music by their good friend John McGrail. The follow up and their CD debut “Baobob” was a collection devoted not just to McGrail’s music but also compositions by Wade and lead guitarist Barney Cole, who heads up his own group “The Swingin’ Shards in his hometown of New York. Their latest release “Perdido” finds them focusing on just the music of the Consort members and may be their most seamless effort yet.