PRE-ORDER NOW Scott Henderson/Jeff Berlin/Dennis Chambers: HBC *****Releasing 10/16/2012
Scott Henderson (guitar); Jeff Berlin (bass); Dennis Chambers (drums)
HBC is the new fusion supergroup comprised of three virtuoso musicians: Scott Henderson, Jeff Berlin, and Dennis Chambers who join to together to create one of the most phenomenal trios in the history of jazz-fusion. Rather than jumping into a studio as virtual strangers and winging it like some superstar alliances, HBC hit the road first and refined a repertoire of classic fusion covers in front of thousands of hungry fusion fans. After assembling an impressive collection of road-tested masterpieces, the group, composed of all leaders, decided that it was finally time combine their talents to make this musical statement.
Henderson is one of the most well-known contemporary guitarists in the jazz-fusion genre and he has mesmerized guitar fans around the globe with his masterful phrases and unique style. Guitar fans have enjoyed hearing Scott work with Jean-Luc Ponty, Chick Corea, Joe Zawinul, and power fusion trio “Henderson, Smith, and Wooten” with Steve Smith and Victor Wooten. In addition, Scott has churned out an incredible body of work stemming from his other career as founding member of Tribal Tech and as a solo artist, both of which he has toured extensively to support.
Bassist Jeff Berlin is a celebrated solo artist with numerous fusion recordings under his own name, and affiliations with artists such as Al Di Meola, Bill Bruford, Allan Holdsworth, John McLaughlin,and Billy Cobham. Berlin is widely regarded as one of the greatest bassists in the world and is equally adept at playing hardcore, no holds-barred jazzfusion and straight ahead traditional jazz. As a bassist, Berlin’s tone, phrasing, and keen sense of melody are a winning combination that has helped him reach the top of magazine reader’s polls for years.
A formidable, ferocious, and ultra-funky presence behind the kit in such celebrated ensembles as Parliament-Funkadelic, Steely Dan, Santana, and The Brecker Brothers as well as incendiary fusion outfits led by guitarists John Scofield, Steve Khan, Mike Stern, and John McLaughlin, Dennis Chambers is miracle in modern music. A remarkably versatile drummer who has shown limitless ability to swing on a small kit in traditional jazz settings or flaunt his stylistic chops in fusion super sessions, Dennis Chambers is one of the most recorded drummers in the world of jazzfusion.