Guitarist Scott Henderson and bassist Gary Willis, known as Tribal Tech (the renegade rock/jazz/fusion warriors) are back with the release of their 1993 album, entitled "Face First". Equally adapt at recalling Miles Davis and Jimi Hendrix, the band successfully bridges the gap between jazz and rock, blending elements of entities such as Weather Report, The Mahavishnu Orchestra, Frank Zappa and Return To Forever, while simultaneously expanding the dimensions of jazz. Scott Henderson (also known for his work with the Chick Corea Elektric Band and The Zawinul Syndicate) is generally admired as one of the most exciting fusion guitarists in the world today. Gary Willis first made a name for himself in the bands of Wayne Shorter and Allan Holdsworth. Incredibly tasteful phrasing and standout guitar playing dominate "Face First", and interestingly, in a somewhat bizarre move, the band dedicated the song "Boat Gig" to Stevie Ray Vaughan and Albert King.
|09:45||The Crawling Horror||Instrumental|
|Scott Henderson||Guitar, Production, Background Vocals on "Boat Gig"|
|Gary Willis||Bass, Production, Background Vocals on "Boat Gig"|
|Scott Kinsey||Keyboards, Background Vocals on "Boat Gig"|
|Kirk Covington||Drums, Vocals on "Boat Gig"|
|Dana Sue Collins||Background Vocals on "Boat Gig"|
|Cheryl Graul||Background Vocals on "Boat Gig"|
|Brett Garsed||Background Vocals on "Boat Gig"|
|Jim Snowden||Executive Production|
|George Nauful||Executive Production|
|T.J. Helmerich||Engineering, Mixing|
|John Radzin||Engineering Assistance|
|Wayne Steiner||Engineering Assistance|
|Michelle Laurencot||Art Direction, Design|
|Recorded April-May, 1993 At Alpha Studios, Burbank, CA and Cherokee Studios, Hollywood, CA.
Mastered at Future Disc Systems, Hollywood, CA.