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Tribal Tech: X

Read "X" reviewed by Ian Patterson

According to guitarist Scott Henderson, Tribal Tech never broke up; the band's work simply halted in 2000 when bassist Gary Willis moved to Spain. Henderson, keyboardist Scott Kinsey and drummer Kirk Covington continued to play in each others' respective projects in the following years. The first whispers of reunion came in 2009, and subsequently gathered force. Finally, a year after re-locking horns in thirty improvised jams and twelve years since Rocket Science (Tone Center, 2000), the doyens of modern fusion ...

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Tribal Tech: X

Read "X" reviewed by John Kelman

It's been more than ten years since Tribal Tech's last release, and if this uncompromising fusion group was beginning to show signs of wear and tear by the time of Rocket Science (ESC, 2000), its return to recording proves that sometimes a hiatus can be a healthy thing. After working through a number of personnel shifts, guitarist Scott Henderson and bassist Gary Willis--who introduced the group with Spears (Passport, 1985), releasing eight more albums and one compilation between 1986 and ...

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Tribal Tech: Rocket Science

Read "Rocket Science" reviewed by John W. Patterson

Okay, it's time for me to “coin a phrase," to pull a genre rabbit outta ma hat, and try to pin this T Tech release down, (tho' it be a'rigglin' madly), and be done with this weirdling of jazz-ish fusionid birthings. Hunh? Henderson et al have gone off da deep end on dis one folks. It is so full of whacko riffs and bizarro moments that you would think T Tech hath gone mad. But herein lieth genius . . ...

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Tribal Tech: Rocket Science

Read "Rocket Science" reviewed by Todd S. Jenkins

The premier fusion quartet returns with what is probably their best album to date.Rocket Scienceis a load of fun grooves and virtuosic playing as Tribal Tech crafts a musical look at space and sci-fi.

Scott Kinsey's keyboards add a touch of B-movie nostalgia to several of the tunes, conjuring memories of the weird Moog-laden soundtracks that graced 1960s space flicks. This is a neat coloring tool that is used in just the right measures; otherwise Kinsey sticks to the tasteful ...

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Tribal Tech: Thick

Read "Thick" reviewed by John W. Patterson

Scott Henderson is a benchmark in the jazz fusion guitar world. He can just as easily lay down a mean blues lick or rock you hard burning the frets like a wildman. Standing shoulder-to-shoulder we have the creative genius and frenetic bounce of Gary Willis on bass with Scott Kinsey's inventive keyboards magic. Confidently, Kirk Covington pulls a polyrhythmic mixer out and drums away any doubts you may have about the power and grace of Tribal Tech. These guys are ...


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