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Tribal Tech, Scott Henderson, Gary Willis
Genres: Jazz, Pop
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All Artists: Tribal Tech, Scott Henderson, Gary Willis
Title: Illicit
Members Wishing: 8
Total Copies: 0
Label: Mesa / Bluemoon
Original Release Date: 8/4/1992
Release Date: 8/4/1992
Genres: Jazz, Pop
Style: Jazz Fusion
Number of Discs: 1
SwapaCD Credits: 1
UPCs: 081227918026, 081227918040

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Welcome to the creative genius of Hendo and Willis
Byron | Australia | 09/12/2002
(5 out of 5 stars)

"Ever since I heard Scott Henderson, I was hooked. Not only does he have other-worldly improvisational skills but he and his bandmate Gary Willis have been two of the freshest and most original composers in the modern jazz and fusion fields. This album more than any other is a testiment to their genius. On first hearing the cheesy, tounge-in-cheek parody that is the opening to the amazing first track, 'The Big Wave', I knew it was foreboding something dark, menacing, original and typically Tribal Tech. I was right. The guitars, bass and drums come cascading in with such fortitude and don't stop until the album's
closer. One thing that stands out, especially on this album, is Henderson's beautifully written ballads which overflow with beauty and emotion coupled with amazing playing from each player. This is an album that will turn you on to Tribal Tech or strongly reinforce your pre-acquired fanaticism for the group. An absolute gem."
Only the strong-hearted need apply
R. Kohary | Bothell, WA USA | 02/29/2000
(5 out of 5 stars)

"Looking for Kenny G or Bela Fleck? Click to another link - this is cream-of-the-crop Tribal Tech, and it's as liable to burn your ears off as anything else. What is most remarkable about all of Tribal Tech's output is the combination of virtuosity and restraint. They never sound like they're showing off, yet there are plenty of jaw-dropping moments on every disc. This one is no exception, and it's probably the "rawest" sounding of all their catalog. The compositions are complex and versatile, yet tend to easily stick in the mind. The improvisation is sheer brilliance. As usual, they don't take themselves too seriously, infusing plenty of humor in the music, yet the towering composition and even more towering performances command a seriousness of their own. This is a must-own for every guitar or bass player, any fusion fan, and anyone who wants to break out of the rut of contemporary fuzak-jazz. It's albums like these that make Kenny G sound positively wimpy, and the open-minded of the contemporary jazz set might find themselves irrevocably changed. Heaven knows I couldn't listen to that stuff after listening to this."
The only Tribal Tech you will need
andyderrick | Birmingham,UK | 01/08/2000
(5 out of 5 stars)

"This album was recorded under armed guard during the Los Angeles riots. This quartet sounds much larger with the able Scott Henderson and Gary Willis at the helm. Needless to say there is an edge to the proceedings with 2 improvised tracks RIOT and AFTERMATH. However incisive humour is present from the outset with THE BIG WAVE. A powerful fusion classic of the future.With 2 guitar heroes writing great charts like those heard on ILLICIT, you cannot fail to go wrong. In short, if you need Tribal Tech, then buy this one, it's the Poodle's Privates"