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Born in 1954, Scott Henderson grew up in an era
where blues-rock was at it's peak. His formative musical years took
place in South Florida where he played the clubs with all kinds of bands
playing everything from Led Zeppelin to
James Brown. As he was learning his instrument, Henderson was influenced
by Jimmy Page,
Jeff Beck, Jimi Hendrix, Ritchie
Blackmore, and the great blues guitarists
Albert King and Buddy Guy.
Henderson formed the band Tribal Tech in 1984 with bassist Gary
Willis, and after nine critically acclaimed albums, with the newest
"Rocket Science" released on the ESC/Tone center label in November 2000,
Henderson has proven himself as a world class player and composer.
His first solo blues album "Dog Party", a welcome retreat to his
musical roots, won best blues album of 1994 in Guitar Player.
Scott has also released two albums with "Vital Tech Tones", a trio collaboration with bassist Victor Wooten and ex - Journey / Vital Information leader Steve Smith on drums.
As is often the case with a musician of Scott's caliber, the demand is great that he share his knowledge with the current generation of guitarists. He is on the faculty at Musician's Institute in Hollywood, and has written columns for Guitar Player, Guitar World and Guitar School Magazines.
Alfred Publishing has released Henderson's instructional DVD entitled
"Scott Henderson - Jazz Rock Mastery", which is a compilation of his two
videos "Jazz Fusion Improvisation" and "Melodic Phrasing". Alfred has
also released his first transcription book "The Scott Henderson Guitar