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Scott Henderson And Tribal Tech

Scott Henderson And Tribal Tech - Nomad - 1990 - Relativity

Like its predecessors, Henderson's third date as a leader is a fine example of how creative and inspired genuine jazz-rock can be. Tough and aggressive yet full of appealing melodic and harmonic nuances, this CD contains not one iota of the type of lightweight smooth jazz or Muzak for which Henderson has often voiced his contempt. With Nomad, Tribal Tech underwent a few personnel changes, and for the first time, recorded an entire album minus a sax. While electric bassist Gary Willis, drummer Steve Houghton, and percussionist/mallet player Brad Dutz remained, saxman Bob Sheppard was gone, and keyboardist Pat Coil had been replaced by David Goldblatt. Despite these changes, Tribal Tech's sound (which was essentially guided by Henderson and Willis) remained easily recognizable. The '70s breakthroughs of Weather Report, Return to Forever, and John McLaughlin, among others, still had an impact on Tribal Tech, but by 1988, it was even more evident that Henderson was a fine soloist and composer in his own right. © Alex Henderson © 2014 AllMusic, a division of All Media Network, LLC. | All Rights Reserved http://www.allmusic.com/album/nomad-mw0000873442

Tribal Tech is a virtuoso and iconic progressive jazz fusion band, formed in 1984 by guitarist Scott Henderson and bass player Gary Willis. From 1993 onwards the band included Scott Kinsey on keyboards and Kirk Covington on drums. From 1985 to 2000 the band released nine albums fusing elements of blues, jazz, and rock. Tribal Tech disbanded after releasing their "Rocket Science" album in 2000, but got together in 2010 to record their "X" album released in 2012. All band members are acclaimed musicians in the jazz rock/fusion world and all their albums are worth checking out. Floridian guitarist Scott Henderson has been quoted as saying that he is a "blues player at heart" and much of his music is based on blues, jazz, and rock influences. His early years were influenced by, rock, blues, funk and soul, and his later jazz influences included artists like John Coltrane and Miles Davis. "Nomad" is one of the band's best albums. The tracks are complex at times but very listenable with odd-meters and great intertwining rock and bebop lines. The album is HR by A.O.O.F.C. Buy Tribal Tech's classic "Thick" album and support jazz fusion at it's very best. Read more about Gary Willis @ http://garywillis.com/press/bio and Scott Henderson @ http://www.scotthenderson.net/ [All tracks @ 320 Kbps: File size = 120 Mb]


1 Renegade - Gary Willis 5:49
2 Nomad - Scott Henderson 7:19
3 Robot Immigrants - Brad Dutz & David Goldblatt 5:06
4 Tunnel Vision - Gary Willis 4:40
5 Elegy For Shoe - David Goldblatt 4:07
6 Bofat - Scott Henderson 8:34
7 No No No - Gary Willis 5:51
8 Self Defense - Gary Willis 5:02
9 Rituals - Scott Henderson 5:43


Scott Henderson - Guitars
Gary Willis - Bass
Brad Dutz - Keyboards & Mallets
David Goldblatt - Keyboards
Steve Houghton - Drums


One of the finest fusion (as opposed to crossover) guitarists of the 1980s and '90s, Scott Henderson's explosive playing is often teamed up with electric bassist Gary Willis in their group Tribal Tech. Originally most influenced by rock, Henderson (who grew up in West Palm Beach, FL) played in local funk and rock bands. In 1980, he moved to Los Angeles to attend the Guitar Institute of Technology, studying with Joe Diorio. After graduating, he became a teacher himself at GIT. Henderson played with Jeff Berlin and Jean-Luc Ponty, and in 1985 toured with the original version of Chick Corea's Elektric Band. During 1987-1989, he worked on and off with Joe Zawinul's Syndicate, later focusing on Tribal Tech as his main band. As a leader, Scott Henderson has recorded for Passport, Relativity, Bluemoon, Atlantic, and Zebra. Starting with 1994's Dog Party, the guitarist made a transition from the world of jazz to the blues world, where his blues-rock fusion became the primary focus of his music career. But unlike many of his blues-rock contemporaries, his music was filled with the sort of odd time signatures and unique touches that are cornerstones of his jazz work. © Scott Yanow © 2014 AllMusic, a division of All Media Network, LLC. | All Rights Reserved http://www.allmusic.com/artist/scott-henderson-mn0000254833/biography


The virtuoso jazz fusion unit Tribal Tech were formed in 1984 by guitarist Scott Henderson and bassist Gary Willis, debuting a year later with Spears. Over the course of subsequent efforts including 1987's Dr. Hee, 1990's Nomad, and 1992's Illicit, both Henderson and Willis emerged among the most acclaimed instrumentalists in contemporary jazz, with each frequently topping music magazine best-of lists; in the wake of 1995's Reality Check, Tribal Tech went on hiatus to allow the members the opportunity to pursue solo projects, finally reuniting four years later for Thick. Rocket Science was released in fall 2000. © Jason Ankeny © 2014 AllMusic, a division of All Media Network, LLC. | All Rights Reserved http://www.allmusic.com/artist/tribal-tech-mn0000022020/biography

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