Carl Craig and Tribe

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Time for another Detroit music history lesson. Tribe was a collective of artists and jazz musicians who came together in the 1970s to release albums that have since become favorites of record collectors and reissued by the likes of Ubiquity, Hefty, Soul Jazz, and other labels. Fast forward to Spring 2007, when fellow Motor City resident Carl Craig re-assembled the group to record an album that features new arrangements of Tribe material, as well as brand-new compositions. Here, saxophonist Wendell Harrison, trumpeter Marcus Belgrave, trombone player Phil Ranelin, and Craig himself discuss the group's past and future, as well as making the album. There's also some wonderful live footage of Tribe's first gig together, at the JVC Jazz Festival in 1970.