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Gary Willis and Triphasic with Pat Metheny: Live (2009)
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Gary Willis and Triphasic with Pat Metheny: Live (2009)

A couple of days ago, we shared a Tribal Tech video from our archives, with the band playing “The Big Wave” live in Israel. No Treble reader Sule Sulejman Tahirovic shared this one, also featuring bassist Gary Willis with Triphasic joining forces with Pat Metheny. This was recorded during the Vitoria Gasteiz Jazz Festival in 2009.

Tribal Tech: Face First, Live
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Tribal Tech: Face First, Live

Holy smokes, I never get tired of Gary Willis‘ bass playing, even with the stuff he recorded almost 20 years ago. Here’s Willis laying it down with Tribal Tech, with Scott Henderson on guitar, Scott Kinsey on keyboards and Kirk Covington on drums. The quartet is playing “Face First,” the title track from Tribal Tech’s sixth album of the same...

Tribal Tech: Actual Proof
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Tribal Tech: Actual Proof

Tribal Tech took on Herbie Hancock’s “Actual Proof” in this live performance. And it grooooooves. As an added bonus, there’s plenty of focus on bassist Gary Willis‘ technique, which is as impressive as always.

Tribal Tech Returns with the Release of “X”
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Tribal Tech Returns with the Release of “X”

It has been over a decade since Tribal Tech released a new album, but thankfully, the quartet is making their return with the release of , out today. Anchored by bassist Gary Willis, Tribal Tech returns with their line up of guitarist Scott Henderson, keyboardist Scott Kinsey and drummer Kirk Covington, X marks the tenth album by the group originally...

Borlai-Kinsey-Willis Trio: Live Gary Willis Solo
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Borlai-Kinsey-Willis Trio: Live Gary Willis Solo

Gary Willis! Here’s the bass master taking a solo during a live performance with the Borlai-Kinsey-Willis Trio in October, 2010, on a tune named “Essaouira”. Scott Kinsey – who was with Willis in Tribal Tech – is on keys, and Gerg? Borlai is on drums. Want to check out the whole tune? We’ve got you covered:

Tribal Tech: The Big Wave, Live in Israel
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Tribal Tech: The Big Wave, Live in Israel

After laying a perfect background for guitarist Scott Henderson, bassist Gary Willis rips an amazing solo of his own during this performance in Israel for television. Though the progressive fusion band dissolved after 2000’s Rocket Science, Henderson revealed earlier this year that he and Willis have worked out nearly 30 tunes for a new album.

Gary Willis: The Chicken
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Gary Willis: The Chicken

Here’s another great video of Gary Willis performing during a 2006 clinic in Rotterdam. This time, he’s playing the Pee Wee Ellis tune, “The Chicken”, popularized of course by Jaco Pastorius.

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Gary Willis: Bowlegged

Here’s Gary Willis at a clinic in Rotterdam, in 2006. He’s performing the tune “Bowlegged”, from his 2005 album, Bent.

Columns, Ray's Raving About...

Ray’s raving about… Gary Willis

I would be remiss to get to do a column where the great people at No Treble let me “rave” about anything I want to not write about one of my all time favorite bass players, Gary Willis. Since first hearing Gary with Tribal Tech years ago I was an instant fan. He is a master of groove, melody, soloing...

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Gary Willis: “Self Defense” Solo

We came across this great video of bassist Gary Willis playing an incredible bass solo: Willis founded the jazz-fusion group Tribal Tech with Scott Henderson in 1984. He has also worked with other notable musicians including Wayne Shorter, Dennis Chambers, and Allan Holdsworth.

Concerts & Tours

Gary Willis tour info

Gary Willis has updated his tour schedule, including a few shows with Triphasic and some solo events. May 7, 2009 at 9:30pm with Triphasic and the National Classic Orchestra of Andorra (ONCA) Palau de la Música Catalana in Barcelona, Spain May 12, 2009 Masterclass Aguilar’s New York City showroom May 13, 2009 at 9:30pm with Triphasic Jazz Standard in New...

Events

Gary Willis announced for Aguilar Master Class clinic

Bass amp maker Aguilar Amplification’s ongoing Artist Master Class series continues next month with bassist Gary Willis. Willis’s class takes place Tuesday, May 12, 2009 in New York. The event, like all in the Master Class series, is free to the public and held at Aguilar’s New York City showroom, and will include a factory tour and time to try...