It could only have happened in Detroit. It was in the ashes of this Detroit, that Tribe Records was born – a community-led platform where artists took control of marketing, promoting, and releasing their own music. Two original founding members, saxophonist Wendell Harrison and trombonist Phil Ranelin, are still active in the Detroit jazz community, and act as global ambassadors for the Tribe legacy. In the years that have followed, the path Tribe blazed has become the blueprint for generations of independent artists. With the upcoming release of Ranelin and Harrison’s joint entry in the Jazz Is Dead series, they continue the mission of Tribe to provide “a new dimension in cultural awareness”.