Burnt Sugar the Arkestra Chamber Presents Fourteen Dollars & Fifty Cents
Featuring Abby Dobson.
From “Porgy and Bess: The Astro Black Trapfish Row Variations”
Performed live at David Rubenstein Atrium at Lincoln Center on January 30, 2020.
BSAC would especially like to thank our Biggest Fan in Italia Achille Silipo, the Associazione Culturale Punta Giara’s Basilio Antonio Sulis & Paolo Sodde for proposing we “caramelize” Porgy and Bess, and BSAC’s Second Biggest Italia Fan … Italian National Rai Radio 3’s Pino Saulo for commissioning, nationally-broadcasting and waxing poetically regarding our “Porgy & Bess: The Trapfish Row Variations” world debut performance:
“Listening/watching Burnt Sugar playing live is an intense, amazing experience. The passionate, playful, committed way each artist interacts with the others, their deep respect both for the music and for the other members of the band is a show in itself. A band of equals, where every single unique note is part of the game. If there existed a place where Sun Ra’s Arkestra would meet George Clinton’s Funkadelic/Parliament it’s there you will find Burnt Sugar The Arkestra Chamber.” ~ Pino Saulo of Rai Radio 3 / ITALY
Stateside the BSAC Crew would like to express our gratitude and appreciation for Andrew Miller at the Kennett Flash in Kennett Square PA and Jordana Leigh, Viviana Benitez and Shade Adeyemo at Lincoln Center for the Performing Arts David Rubinstein Atrium for respectively curating a “TFRV” workshop and our U.S. debut and lastly and warmly the Sardegna e Jazz, Kennett Flash and David Rubinstein Atrium Stage & Sound Crews and respective attending Audiences.
BURNT SUGAR THE ARKESTRA CHAMBER (Trapfish Row Edition) Greg Tate: Electric Guitar & Conduction * Shelley Nicole ~ Abby Dobson ~ Julie Brown ~ Mikel Banks: Vocals & Conduction * Horns – Satch Hoyt: Flute, Hand & Electronic Percussion & Conduction ~ V. Jeffrey Smith: Alto & Tenor Saxes & Conduction ~ Avram Fefer: Tenor Sax ~ ‘Moist’ Paula Henderson: Bari Sax * Rhythm Section – Leon Gruenbaum: Synthesizer, Samchillian & Conduction ~ Ben Tyree: Electric Guitar & Conduction ~ André Lassalle: Electric Guitar ~ Marque “Inna Most” Gilmore; Electronic & Trap Drums & Conduction ~ Jared Michael Nickerson: Electric Bass.
Live Sound Engineering: Dorian Mancuso
Audio Enhancement: V. Jeffrey Smith
Videography: Daryl Tillman
Editing & Design: Amy Gail
Lyrics: chopped & screwed by Greg Tate from the Porgy & Bess Libretto.
(DuBose Heyward & Ira Gershwin)
Arrangement: Burnt Sugar The Arkestra Chamber
Arriving on the other side of this pandemic and it’s aftershocks is going to be a marathon. BSAC would like to suggest the only way to win will be as a compassionately united Human Race.
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