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 Scott Henderson Collection is a good collection of the great fusion guitarist's '90s work. These compilations will always have mixed reviews regarding the track selection, but if you're not familiar with Scott Henderson and/or Tribal Tech's work then this is a good introduction. Outstanding jazz rock, rock, funk and blues. Listen to Scott’s “Tore Down House” album [All tracks @ 320: File size = 168 Mb]
1. Lola Fay 6:25
2. Space Camel 5:28
3. Lady P 7:15
4. Sultan's Boogie 7:26
5. Song Holy Hall 4:59
6. Clinic Troll 3:43
7. Hillbilly In The Band 5:08
8. Slidin' 7:27
9. Snake Soda 5:35
10. Thick 11:17
11. Nairobe Express 4:10
Tracks 1,3,4,7,8 composed by Henderson: Tracks 2,5,6,10 composed by Henderson, Kinsey & Willis: Tracks 9,11 composed by Henderson & Wooten
The tracks "Space Camel," "Song Holy Hell," "Clinic Troll" and "Thick." were recorded with bassist Gary Willis as Tribal Tech. Tracks 1-3 are from the Scott Henderson CD "Well To The Bone": Tracks 4 & 5 are from the Scott Henderson CD "Live": Tracks 6 & 7 are from The Tribal Tech CD "Thick": Tracks 8 & 9 are from The Tribal Tech CD "Rocket Science": Track 10 is from The Scott Henderson, Steve Smith, Victor Wooten CD "Vital Tech Tones": Track 11 is from The Scott Henderson, Steve Smith, Victor Wooten CD "VTT2"
Scott Henderson - Guitar
Gary Willis, John Humphrey, Victor Wooten - Bass
Scott Kinsey - Keyboards
Kirk Covington, Steve Smith - Drums
Thelma Houston - Vocals on "Lola Fay"
Wade Durham - Vocals on "Lady P"