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ARTIST
TITLE
Rebirth
FORMAT
CD

LABEL
CATALOG #
CMP 007CD CMP 007CD
GENRE
RELEASE DATE
11/23/2009

The Tribe: Wendell Harrison, Phil Ranelin, Marcus Belgrave, Doug Hammond. "Pioneering techno DJ and Grammy-nominated producer Carl Craig has long been weaving a jazz thread through the fabric of his music, including the mid-1990s Innerzone Orchestra and his work as a co-producer on 2003's creatively daring Detroit Experiment that brought together jazz, Motown, hip-hop and electronic musicians. Marcus Belgrave worked on the project along with several other stellar jazz musicians. Belgrave's 'Space Odyssey,' from his Gemini II Tribe release was included on The Detroit Experiment, and Belgrave continued to perform with Craig at concert dates. Belgrave introduced Wendell Harrison to Carl as a result of tour scheduling conflicts that proved to be a fruitful circumstance. The reedman brought his clarinet and wowed Craig and the audience with his nonstop, balls-out blowing. Craig dubbed Harrison's clarinet 'The Charmer.' The concert was recorded and then released as an EP called Paris Live. The Paris concert was the seed that sprouted into a full-blown Tribe revival. Craig gathered Harrison, Fhil Ranelin, Belgrave and Doug Hammond -- McKinney passed away in 2001 -- together in the studio to record new material and remakes of some of their classic works. Musicians old and young came together on the sessions. Guitarist John Arnold, drummers Karriem Riggins and Gayelynn McKinney (Harold's daughter), bassists Ralphe Armstrong, Damon Warmack and Pathe Jassi, keyboardists Kelvin Sholar, Amp Fiddler, Pamela Wise and vocalist Joan Belgrave were all in the mix for this great revival of Tribe. Carl Craig brings a central focus to Tribe as a producer. Tribe in its original birth was created as an umbrella for there collective different projects. Carl's reuniting of Tribe sparked more of a personal interest of his to shape the members as an entity."