Saturday, March 21, 2009
Yahoo LAUNCHCAST Song Of The Day-Scott Henderson
Album:Tore Down House
Guitarist Scott Henderson is best known for his work with the 90s jazz fusion group Tribal Tech. He started recording as a solo artist in the mid 90s so when the group split in 2000, he was already established. He was born Aug, 26, 1954 in West Palm Beach, FL. After graduating from Florida Atlantic University, he moved to Los Angeles and toured with Jean-Luc Ponty, Jeff Berlin, Joe Zawinul and was the first guitarist in the Chick Corea Elektric Band. He formed Tribal Tech in 1984 with bassist Gary Willis, keyboard player Scott Kinsey and drummer Kirk Covington. While continuing to tour with Tribal Tech, Henderson signed a solo contract with Mesa Records. His solo CDs are more blues oriented than Tribal Tech and as opposed to the instrumental nature of Henderson's usual music, the 1997 CD Tore Down House mostly features vocals by Thelma Houston. Thelma is known mostly for her 70s hit Don't Leave Me This Way. She sounds as good on this as I've ever heard her so the album is recommended to her fans. Tribal Tech's Scott Kinsey produced the album and he and Kirk Covington are on it along with veteran session bassist Dave Carpenter and harmonica player Pat O'Brien. Tore Down House sounds great and I would recommend it as a hidden gem. Scott Henderson's most recent CD Live was released on Tone Center Records in 2005. He also teaches at the Guitar Institute of Technology in Los Angeles and has released a couple of instructional DVDs. Here's Scott Henderson performing Meter Maid at the Musik Theater Rex Lorsch in Germany May 20, 2008.