10 Songs, 1 Hour 12 Minutes


Ratings and Reviews

5.0 out of 5
6 Ratings
6 Ratings
carl craig ,


An amazing return of 70's Detroit jazz music legends Marcus Belgrave, Wendell Harrison, Phil Ranelin and Doug Hammond. Wonderful music that will not be ignored

Eric Salinas ,

Best Jazz Group!🎼🎺🎷🎶🎹

Gotta say. This is one of the best Jazz Group & Best Album. Love it too much! To remastered the 70's. It's a hella great Album!

Brad Hayes ,

Get this !!

Fantastic new release by my Tribe heroes produced by Carl Craig.I was so glad the music retained the great spiritual jazz qualities of the label while incorporating up-to-date production methods and feel.Very well done by all and Craig,I'd love to hear more of this type stuff coming out of Planet E/Community Projects.

About Tribe

Tribe was one of the most popular bands in Boston in the late '80s and early '90s, but was never able to translate its local drawing power and multiple local awards into national success. The band was fronted by singer Janet LaValley, whose soaring voice and gothic queen looks (Siouxsie Sioux by way of Sandra Bullock won her a close local following and the Boston Phoenix award for Best Local Female Singer for three straight years. Bassist Greg LoPiccolo, guitarist Eric Brosius, and keyboardist (and occasional lead vocalist) Terri Barous wrote songs which combined power chords with dark lyrics and thick, goth-influenced keyboard textures. Drummer David Penzo rounded out the group.

Tribe first became prominent in Boston when their four-track demo for the song "Abort" was played regularly on local radio station WFNX. After three years of building a local following, two straight Boston Phoenix awards for Best Local band, and a self-released album, Here at the Home, Tribe finally attracted the attention of Warner Bros. and in 1991 released their major-label debut Abort. Abort repeated eight songs from the self-released album and added four more, but despite production by Gil Norton it was unable to make waves outside of New England. Penzo left the band after the recording of 1993's Sleeper, replaced by Boston session drummer Mike Levesque, but once again the band could not attain a national hit despite constant touring, and they broke up in 1994. Barous and Brosius married and began a career composing video game soundtracks, while LaValley tried a brief and unsuccessful solo career. ~ Aaron Schatz



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