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MUSIC YOUR MOTHER, YOUR TEACHER AND YOUR RADIO STATION DON'T WANT YOU TO HEAR, BY PLAYERS TOO TALENTED TO CARE

 MUSIC YOUR MOTHER, YOUR TEACHER AND YOUR RADIO STATION
 DON'T WANT YOU TO HEAR, BY PLAYERS TOO TALENTED TO CARE
 LOS ANGELES, Aug. 11 /PRNewswire/ -- Bluemoon Recordings, in cooperation with Parc Concerts, will present the upcoming performance of Tribal Tech, featuring guitarist Scott Henderson and bassist Gary Willis at The Roxy on Monday, Aug. 24 at 8 p.m. Tickets are $15 available at the door the evening of the show, or through TicketMaster, 213-480-3232.
 Hot on the heels of the group's latest release, "Illicit," Tribal Tech promises to churn out an impressive show. Leaders Henderson and Willis have proven that they are visionary composers as well as world-class players. In 1991, Henderson was named by Guitar World magazine as the No. 1 Jazz Guitarist, and in January 1992, he was named No. 1 in Guitar Player's Annual Reader's Poll. Bass Player recently referred to Willis as "one of the most vital bass voices of the '90s." Henderson describes the band's philosophy and its enigmatic moniker, Tribal Tech: "What we're trying to do is orchestrate the music, via modern technology, to make a four-piece band sound like a mini orchestra. We're still holding on to the sensitivity of an old-fashioned jazz group, yet with the go-for-the- throat energy of a renegade rock band. In that respect we're very different; in that respect we're warriors."
 It was in 1985 that the duo first committed its collective efforts to vinyl with the virtuosity of "Spears." An ambitious montage of jazz, funk and fusion, "Spears" garnered rave reviews across the board, many of which hailed Tribal Tech as one of the hottest new bands on the scene, Downbeat Magazine ran a 4 1/2-star review that said "they've got soul and brains as well as technique ... every cut on this album is a killer." "Dr. Hee" followed less than a year later, consolidating the Tribal Tech identity. It was labeled by Musician magazine as, "Some of the most rewarding music to be released under the fusion banner in the last year."
 "Nomad," Tribal Tech's third offering, fully documented its strengths in the areas of composition and performance. The 1989 release of "Nomad" (and simultaneous re-issues of "Spears" and "Dr. Hee") further heightened Tribal Tech's impressive profile, as Guitar Player noted, "Jazzy as heck, but rocking hard, Henderson shows how working with keyboard giants, such as Joe Zawinul, can turn a good guitarist's style up a couple of notches. The title track's solo borders on flammability. Gary Willis' bass work is tight, intense and perfectly in-the-pocket. This is some ripping music."
 Their fourth release, simply titled "Tribal Tech," captured the high-voltage energy and powerhouse solos usually reserved for the intensity of their live performances, leaving die-hard fans to christen the music "acid jazz." The collaboration, charted at No. 12 on Billboard's "Top Contemporary Jazz Albums", and remained in the Top 25 for nearly four months. Now celebrating its fifth release, "Illicit," and debut on Bluemoon Recordings, Tribal Tech delivers not only an attitude but the original promise of jazz rock; the seamless melding of jazz sophistication with the gutsy energy of rock 'n' roll.
 Tribal Tech is Scott Henderson, guitar; Gary Willis, bass; Scott Kinsey, keyboards; Steve Wolf, drums.
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 /CONTACT: Cheryl Cross of Mesa/Bluemoon Recordings 818-841-8585; or K.C. Nichols of KC Communications, 818-998-7265, for Tribal Tech/ CO: Mesa/Bluemoon Recordings ST: California IN: ENT SU:


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