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Guitar Legend Scott Henderson To Release New Album 'Karnevel!,' Announces Forthcoming European Tour


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Scott Henderson will be releasing his highly anticipated new album Karnevel! on February 2, 2024! Scott’s previous album People Mover was voted best fusion album of 2019 by Jazz Times magazine, and he won both Best Guitarist and Best Electric/Jazz-Rock/Contemporary Group in JazzTimes Readers Poll.

Karnevel! features a diverse set of beautiful compositions, and demonstrates Scott's striking ability to combine elements of jazz, rock, funk and blues in an authentic, seamless and musical way. After 35 years as a bandleader, Scott is a musician who's playing and composing continues to grow.

The album was recorded live in the studio with Romain Labaye on bass and Archibald Ligonnière on drums, the same musicians on People Mover. After the live session, Scott spent quite a bit of time layering additional guitar tracks. “I’m happy I was able to come up with quite a few sounds I’ve never used before” said Scott in a recent interview. “The variety and pacing are very important aspects of a record to me, and this one covers a lot of territory, from heavy rock moments to very harmonic jazz, and there’s a solo guitar piece which is something I haven’t done on an album before”.

Scott replied about the album concept, “It comes from being a fan of the LA Fair and carnivals in general, not so much as a kid, but from being a dad. Disneyland is fun, but the fair is way more quirky, ridiculous, and always hilarious. It’s a crazy atmosphere filled with variety, like my music.”

Born in 1954, Scott Henderson emerged in the 1980s with his legendary band Tribal Tech and has since become one of the top guitar players/composers in jazz fusion. Scott has toured and recorded with Chick Corea, Weather Report’s Joe Zawinul, Jean-Luc Ponty, and many others. As a bandleader, Scott has toured in over 70 countries and released over 20 albums. Throughout his career, he’s won numerous Best Guitarist awards in Guitar Player and Guitar World magazines, and been on the cover of many international guitar magazines.

“Few players have joined the spirit of jazz and rock as successfully as Scott Henderson, who consistently cranks out masterpieces of harmonic sophistication, overdriven energy, and tonal beauty. He is fully steeped in both jazz and rock tradition, and he’s woven them together to create one of the most powerful voices in fusion guitar.” —Guitar Player Magazine

Karnevel! will be available at major retailers like Amazon, and in digital form at iTunes and other streaming platforms.

Scott Henderson Tour Dates

  • Friday 16—Jaworki, Poland—Muzyczna Owczarnia
  • Saturday 17—Jaworki, Poland—Muzyczna Owczarnia
  • Monday 19—Poznan, Poland—Blue Note
  • Tuesday 20—Prague, Czech Republic—Jazz Dock
  • Wednesday 21—Bamberg, Germany—Jazzclub
  • Thursday 22—Passau, Germany—Café Museum
  • Friday 23—Vienna, Austria—Porgy & Bess
  • Saturday 24—Velden, Austria—Bluesiana
  • Sunday 25—Bologna, Italy—Bravo Caffé
  • Monday 26—Verona, Italy—Il Giardino
  • Tuesday 27—Milano, Italy—Zio Live
  • Wednesday 28—Chur, Switzerland—Streaminghall.ch
  • Thursday 29—Geneva, Switzerland—eMa
  • Saturday 2—Paris, France—Le Triton
  • Monday 4—London, UK—Ronnie Scott´s
  • Tuesday 5—Folkstone, UK—The Chambers
  • Wednesday 6—Tilburg, Netherlands—Paradox
  • Thursday 7—Bergheim, Germany—-Medio Rhein Erft
  • Friday 8—Hoofddorp, Netherlands—Poppodium C.
  • Saturday 9—Hasbergen, Germany—Gaste Garage
  • Sunday 10—Hamburg, Germany—Kent Club
  • Monday 11—Kolding, Denmark—Godset
  • Tuesday 12—Malmö, Sweden—Babel
  • Wednesday 13—Karlskrona, Sweden—Sparresalen
  • Thursday 14—Göteborg, Sweden—Pustervik
  • Friday 15—Oslo, Norway—Cosmopolite
  • Saturday 16—Sala, Sweden—Rockland
  • Sunday 17—Stockholm, Sweden—Fasching
  • Tuesday 19—Tampere, Finland—G Live Lab
  • Wednesday 20—Äänekoski, Finland—Painotalo
  • Thursday 21—Espoo, Finland—Sellosali
  • Friday 22—Võru, Estonia—Võru Kultuurimaja Kannel
  • Saturday 23 Vilnius, Lithuania—Club Vakaris
  • Wednesday 27—Gran Canaria, Spain—Teatro Perz
  • Thursday 28—Tenerife, Spain—Teatro Leal
  • Friday 29—Madrid, Spain—Sala Galileo Galilei
  • Saturday 30—Athens, Greece—Athina Live
  • Tuesday 2—Beijing, China—Blue Note
  • Wednesday 3—Hangzhou, China—Meeting Jazz
  • Thursday 4—Shanghai, China—Shanghai JZ Club
  • Friday 5—Shanghai, China—Shanghai JZ Club
  • Saturday 6—XiAn, China—Meeting Jazz
  • Sunday 7—Chongqing, China—Meeting Jazz
  • Monday 8—Guangzhou, China—Guangzhou JZ
  • Tuesday 9—Shenzhen, China—Meeting Jazz
  • Friday 12—Bangalore, India—Windmills
  • Saturday 13—Bangalore, India—Windmills

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Track Listing

Step Right Up; Karnevel!; Haunted Ballroom; Covid Vaccination; Puerto Madero; Sea Around Us; Sky Coaster; Greene Mansion; Bilge Rat; Acacia; Carnies’ Time.


Album information

Title: Karnevel! | Year Released: 2023 | Record Label: Mango Prom Music





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