|Scott Henderson; Gary Willis; Tribal Tech - Thick
|AMG Review by John Patterson (4 1/2):
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 wild man. Standing shoulder to shoulder, you have the creative genius and frenetic bounce of Gary Willis on bass with Scott Kinsey's inventive keyboard 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. This band is never afraid to stretch, to totter along the edge, to wander into bizarre fugues, and then come rushing back at you, head on, 90 mph, with tight, intricate, jazz fusion solidity. And now with Thick, they have gone a step further and decided to abandon the charts, the maps, and the guidelines. This is their chance to have a good time, to do what musicians enjoy most — to spontaneously create in 100 percent freedom, seizing the moment to let the chemistry of who they are come through. Thick is essentially an in-studio jam session where four skilled guys let it all hang out. Tribal Tech will surprise you with their fiery creativity.