David Becker has a history in fusion, but on the cryptically named Where’s Henning (Acoustic), the guitarist really seems to want to release his inner Kenny Burrell. His band, the David Becker Tribune, performs here as a stripped-down guitar trio. While you won’t find distortion or elevated volume, you will find easy swing and chordal improvisation. Becker also earnestly front-loads the recording with a bunch of hoary standards. But whether they’re honest about it with themselves or not, Becker’s Tribune is a group built for fusion-and before long, that tendency bubbles up to the surface.
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