Tribal Tech

by Tribal Tech

(1991) Relativity #88561-1049-2

Personnel Scott Henderson (g), Gary Willis (b)
Description The first Tribal Tech record, this has some of the most burning guitar I've ever heard, and was a huge influence on my playing and approach to music in general.
Posted By Christopher Sung (9641)
Directory Recordings: Jazz
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On 7/23/2001, Stone Dragon (8501) posted:
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This is actually the 4th Tribal Tech album. Spears, Dr. Hee and Nomad were released prior to this offering.

On this recording, Scott has tapered off with his jazz lines and begins to introduce a more "blues pentatonic" approach to soloing. The result is a very good jazz fusion collection with enough of a "rock" sound to attract a first-time listener.
On 9/29/1999, Frederick Burton (5465) posted:
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I'm 100% in agreement with Chris's review. No argument from me. You can consider me a bonafide Tribal Tech nut. I had the opportunity to check them out live on the 20th of Sept. They played in a small club outside of Philadelphia. AWESOME!!
On 5/22/1999, Christopher Sung (9641) posted:
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You might find this album listed under Scott Henderson or Gary Willis. The first time I heard it, I became a complete Tribal Tech nut. Scott can play over anything, his phrasing is ridiculous, and Gary is so incredibly hip and solid. Scott's solo on "Dense Danse" alone is worth the price of admission. Also, they both have a great composition style that, while borrowing from blues or metal, is still well-grounded in modern jazz harmony. Take one listen to Willis' "The Necessary Blonde", and you'll see what I mean. There's also other great tunes like "Elvis at the Hop", "Got Tuh B", and "Signal Path". They're funky, melodic, and nasty, all at the same time.