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Wendell Harrison – saxophonist, organizer, entrepreneur and keeper of jazz flame – named Kresge Eminent Artist for 2018

Harrison is the 10th artist to receive the Kresge honor and $50,000 award for his contributions to art form, cultural community, residents of the city.

Detroit-born jazz musician Wendell Harrison has been named the 2018 Kresge Eminent Artist. The lifetime achievement award includes a $50,000 prize.

Harrison, 75, is a tenor saxophonist, clarinetist, composer, bandleader, educator, organizer and entrepreneur. His high-energy and expressive playing sweeps through a range of idioms, reconciling modern jazz roots with excursions into funk, fusion and free jazz. He is widely known as a flame keeper of Detroit’s jazz legacy and the co-founder of Tribe, an influential 1970s collective that produced jazz recordings and concerts. published a magazine and continues to provide a do-it-yourself model for contemporary creative musicians. (Read full articles here)  

 

 

 

 

 

 

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WENDELL HARRISON RECEIVES 2018 KRESGE EMINENT ARTIST AWARD

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TRIBE REISSUES TAKES THE MARKET BY STORM ACROSS THE GLOBE!

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VIBES FROM THE TRIBE- Phil Ranelin

VOICES & RHYTHMS OF THE CREATIVE PROFILE-Harold McKinney

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DREAMS OF A LOVE SUPREME

reissued on Tidal Waves Music!

The Tribe ensemble performs original music of the Tribe repertoire of the 70's, which are the selections of Phil Ranelin, Harold McKinney, Wendell Harrison and other Tribe members.  This music is enjoying a resurgent in Europe, Japan and America which is being reissued world wide.  The current members of Tribe include Phil Ranelin-trombone and vocals, Dwight Adams-trumpet, Patrice Ruushen-piano, Marion Hayden-bass and Kareem Wriggins-drums

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Click here to buy now!! Red Bull flyer RED BULL RADIO INTERVIEW May 22, 2019 Tribe logo 1 Interview with Gus Navarro

Live from Detroit, Chairman Mao welcomes the legendary Tribe reedman for a chat and special in-studio performance

 Gus Navarro and Wendell Harrison discuss details on developing a record lable, magazine, and band in the 70's

DREAMS OF A LOVE SUPREME is a monster album that features an all-star line-up that includes Phil Ranelin (Freddie Hubbard, Solomon Burke, Mulatu Astakte) on trombone, Harold McKinney (Tribe) on Keyboards and Roy Brooks (Yusef Lateef, Chet Baker, Mingus) on percussion. Although you can hear the 80ies creeping in with a smoother sound, more synths, and disco/R&B vocals… this remains a very spiritual (and soulful) jazz record. The record’s an irresistible blend of soul jazz combined with funky electric instrumentation…a groovy sound which is very much of its time, yet overtly timeless and as relevant today as it was back when it was initially released.

 

 

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Quite often as humans we have to stop take count of where we’ve been and analyze our progress and direction in terms of our future. In retrospect I have produced an abundance of jazz products and taught many jazz students in my life time. However, so often I have to fine tune my goals and objections and sometimes I feel like turning around and starting all over, which did when I enrolled at Spring Arbor University to obtain my master’s degree in mass communication. This effort helped me to communicate better with the younger generation and passed on some of my experiences as a jazz musician. My turn around is helping young jazz musicians to develop the language of jazz and garner support for their art. Also, aiding musicians in reaching their goal as successful artists. As a be-bop musician developing complex ideas and compositions, I decided to make a contrast in my direction. I constructed this composition based on a simple melody line played on the tenor saxophone with moving chord changes, however I developed a funky groove that inspired feeling and passion. Turn Around is set up on a repeated bass line played by Brian Juarez with Djallo Djakate on drums that projects a hot groove. Also, enforcing the groove is pianist Alexis Lombre and guitarist Jacob Schwandt, who climaxed the tune with an inspiring guitar solo

 

 

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TURN AROUND

by Wendell Harrison

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New Tribe release from Strut Records

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HOMETOWN: DETROIT SESSIONS

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