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Album Review

Scott Henderson: People Mover

Read "People Mover" reviewed by Glenn Astarita


Scott Henderson looms as one of the reigning guitar heroes since the mid-1980s, beginning with the powerhouse jazz fusion band Tribal Tech—an outfit that helped bring this genre back to life after it waned in the late 1970s and early 1980s. And other than his lengthy and impressive solo career, he's performed with the Zawinul Syndicate, Chick Corea's Elektric Band, violinist Jean Luc-Ponty and a host of others, besides his ongoing educational work. The guitarist's personalized sound and ...

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Album Review

Scott Henderson: Vibe Station

Read "Vibe Station" reviewed by Glenn Astarita


Guitarist Scott Henderson is one of a select few artists who raised jazz fusion from the embers in the 80s, namely with the band, Tribal Tech. Indeed, this unit proffered a much needed uplift via a far-reaching perspective and armed with a torrential improvisational credo on numerous fronts. Since then, the guitarist has performed with other high-flying units but as a solo artist, he often kicks out the jazz rock, fusion and blues rock jams within the power trio format. ...

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Scott Henderson / Jeff Berlin / Dennis Chambers: HBC

Read "HBC" reviewed by Glenn Astarita


Not simply a super-group, but more like a jazz-fusion superpower as this formidable trio melds classic fusion works amid a few originals on its debut release, although the artists have crossed paths over the years. Bios and resumes would transcend the limitations of a review or analysis. So, it's the in-your-face attitude, creative impetus, and the respective musicians' gargantuan chops that account for a passionate exposition. Guitarist Scott Henderson's enviable technique as a monumental blues-rock soloist shines on ...

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Live Review

Scott Henderson Trio: Bangkok, Thailand, March 18, 2011

Read "Scott Henderson Trio: Bangkok, Thailand, March 18, 2011" reviewed by Ian Patterson


Scott Henderson TrioMello YelloBangkok, ThailandMarch 18, 2011 The Scott Henderson Trio crowned an impressive inaugural fortnight at Mello Yello, with an electrifying performance in front of a small but appreciative audience. With jazz clubs few and far between in Bangkok, the opening of Mello Yello at RCA, in the clubbing heartland of the city, is welcome news indeed. The intimate, informal venue offers two local bands per night from Monday to Saturday and in its ...

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Interview

Scott Henderson: Welding Sounds

Read "Scott Henderson: Welding Sounds" reviewed by Stefanee Freedman


Any jazz lover who believes the boundaries of musical genres can't melt together to influence the technical development of improve-based music needs to take a listen to guitarist, Scott Henderson. Henderson's early musical influences of rock and blues transcends through his hard-hitting jazz compositions.Henderson studied guitar in his native state at Florida Atlantic University. Soon after graduation he moved to Los Angeles where he quickly started getting gigs with notable performers like Chick Corea, violinist Jean-Luc Ponty, and ...

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Album Review

Scott Henderson: Live

Read "Live" reviewed by Jim Santella


Scott Henderson's double CD carries a lot of sizzle and a powerful sound, considering the band is just three people. His fiery electric guitar and the drummer's consistent back beat allow them to romp with passions unleashed. Henderson has a lot to say, and it all came out during these live sessions at a familiar Los Angeles nightspot.

The guitarist's original compositions make up most of the program. This allows him to dip and slide through an emotional ...

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Album Review

Scott Henderson: Live!

Read "Live!" reviewed by John Kelman


While guitarist Scott Henderson has been mining post-Weather Report fusion territory for years with Tribal Tech, he has also been exploring a more blues-based direction with recordings including Dog Party, Tore Down House and, most notably, '02's stripped-down Well to the Bone, one of the most potent examples of the power trio to be released in recent years. So when Henderson and the road-tested Well to the Bone trio settled into their home base, the La Vee Lee jazz club ...


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