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Scott Henderson: Live

Jim Santella By

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Scott Henderson: Live 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 maze of expressions. MP3 samples may be found at the artist's web site.

You can find distinct impressions in Henderson's music. "Jakarta" carries an exotic flavor of the Orient, while "Tacos are Good" stands tall with an ancient Spanish majesty. In between, Henderson carries his performance to an excitable pitch that proves loud and heavy.

Wayne Shorter's "Fee Fi Fo Fum" begins with a delicate air. The guitarist interprets with a laid back attitude. Walking bass and ride cymbal give the piece a jazz feeling that doesn't show up anywhere else on the program. Henderson uses this opportunity to remind his audience that his roots lie in jazz and blues.

The trio's heavy blues/rock persona creates an atmosphere that just won't quit. Everyone in the house, no doubt, remained pumped up and on the edge of their seats throughout the program. It's a live album. You can hear them, and you can feel it in the music. Henderson gives his audience a firm look at the world of fusion around us. He surges throughout the night with a fiery guitar performance that drives deep impressions into your chest.


Track Listing: Slidin'; Well to the Bone; Sultan's Boogie; Xanax; Lady P; Jakarta; Tacos are Good; Dog Party; Fee Fi Fo Fum; Meter Maid; Nairobe Express; Devil Boy; Hillbilly in the Band.

Personnel: Scott Henderson- electric guitar; Kirk Covington- drums, vocals; John Humphrey- bass.

Year Released: 2005 | Record Label: Tone Center | Style: Fusion/Progressive Rock


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