Angels Over Oakanda

Burnt Sugar the Arkestra Camber: Angels Over Okanda
2021 : Avant Groidd Musica

Notes

From the hive-mind of Burnt Sugar Arkestra the Chamber massive comes “Angels Over Oakanda.”  A new four-song suite of Conducted Improvisations and home studio orchestrations which treat space time and genre like trans-dimensional silly-putty while giving polyphonic and multi-rhythmic dap to the visionary legacies of The Moors and the Black Panther Party.

Also Available At These Fine Establishments:

Amoeba Records, San Francisco

DownTown Music Gallery, NYC 

 Dusty Groove, Chicago 

Landlocked Music ~ Bloomington Indiana

 

Burnt Sugar the Arkestra Chambers “Angels Over Oakanda” CD Recording Information:

Recording Date : July 29th, 2018
Recording Location : Douglass Recording ~ Brooklyn N.Y.
Recording Engineer : Peter Karl
Mixing Engineers : Greg Tate & Peter Karl

Recording Date : August 12th, 2020 – June 5th, 2021
Recording Location : Jamcarver Studio ~ Jersey City N.J.
Recording/Mixing & Mastering Engineer : V. Jeffrey Smith

Recording Date : January 28th, 2021
Recording Location : Satch Hoyt Art Studio ~ Berlin Germany
Recording Engineer : Turi Agostino ( Personal Mobile Studio )

Recording Date : April 3rd & 4th, 2021
Recording Location : Instant Karamel Recording ~ Harlem N.Y.
Mixing Engineer : Greg ‘Ionman’ Tate

ReMiX Production Date : April 5th – 20th
ReMiX Production Location : tribal broadcast studios A & B ~ Stockholm, Sweden
Engineer / Producer : Marque Gilmore
ReMiX Mastering Production Date: April 22nd – 24th, 2021
ReMiX Mastering Location: Sounday Productions ~ Stockholm, Sweden
Mixing & Mastering Engineers: Roberto Noel & Marque Gilmore

Recording Date: May 30th, 2021
Recording Location: Sadie’s Mix Studio – East Orange, N.J.
Recording Engineer:  Lisala Beatty

Mastering Date: July 13th, 2021
Mastering Location: Edgewater, N.J.
Mastering Engineer: Greg Calbi

Recording/Mixing/Mastering Dates: July 29th, 2018 – July 13th,2021
Recording Engineers: Turi Agostino ~ Lisala Beatty ~ Marque Gilmore ~ Peter Karl ~ V. Jeffrey Smith
Mixing Engineers: Marque Gilmore ~ Peter Karl ~ Roberto Noel  ~ V. Jeffrey Smith ~ Greg Tate
Mastering Engineers: Greg Calbi *~ Marque Gilmore ~ Roberto Noel
Recording/Mixing/Mastering Locations: Douglass Recording Brooklyn N.Y. ~ Jamcarver Studio Jersey City N.J. ~ Instant Karamel Recording Harlem N.Y. ~ Sterling Sound Edgewater N.J.
Sadie’s Mix Studio East Orange, N.J. ~ Satch Hoyt Art Studio Berlin Germany ~ Sounday Productions Stockholm Switzerland

Album Portrait: Robert Pruitt
Graphic Design: LaRonda Davis
Executive Producers: Greg Tate for Avant Groidd Musica & Jared Michael Nickerson for Burnt Sugar  Index  LLC


Press

“More than two decades ago, the cultural critic Greg Tate founded Burnt Sugar, a sprawling New York improv unit, currently numbering some two dozen members, that roam freely through all manner of internationally historical styles, particularly Black music. The bassist Jared Michael Nickerson, Tate’s co-leader, underpins “Angels Over Oakanda,” the band’s first album in four years, with rhythms that sweep the music along like a tide. Taking after the late Butch Morris, Tate conducts the players’ improvisations, which are sharp throughout, nowhere more so than over the skintight reggaeton groove on “Repatriation of the Midnight Moors Inna Oakanda.”
~ Michaelangelo Matos. The New Yorker


Tracks

Angels Over Oakanda (18:33)

Greg ‘Ionman’ Tate: Track Composition
Flute: Satch Hoyt
Trumpet: Lewis ‘Flip’ Barnes
Tenor Sax: V. Jeffrey Smith
Alto Sax: Avram Fefer
Bari Sax: ‘Moist’ Paula Henderson
Electric Guitars: Ben Tyree & André ‘Dré  Glo’ Lassalle
Fender Rhodes: Leon Gruenbaum
Percussion: Shelley Nicole, Greg Gonzalez & Jared Michael Nickerson
Trap Drums: Greg Gonzalez
Loops: Greg ‘Ionman’ Tate
Electric Bass: Jared Michael Nickerson

inna-Lisala-Over-Oakanda  (2:34)

Lead & Background Vocal Composition & Arrangement: Lisala Beatty
Arrangement & Production:  Marque Gilmore tha’ Inna•Most
Lyrics: Greg Tate
Flute: Satch Hoyt
Tenor Sax: V Jeffrey Smith
Fender Rhodes: Leon Gruenbaum
Bass: Jared Michael Nickerson

Repatriation-of-The-Midnight-Moors (12:01) OAKANDA rmx-2

Track Composition and ReMiX Production: Marque Gilmore tha’ Inna•Most
Bass-Hook: Jared Michael Nickerson
Melodic Hook 1: Satch Hoyt – Flute
Horn-Hook 2: “Moist” Paula Henderson – Bari Sax ~  V. Jeffrey Smith – Tenor Sax ~ Avram Fefer – Alto Sax
Horn Improvs: “Moist” Paula Henderson – Bari Sax ~  V. Jeffrey Smith – Tenor Sax ~ Avram Fefer – Alto Sax
Bari-Loop Sample: “Moist” Paula Henderson
Rhodes Parts (x2): Leon Gruenbaum
FLUTE SOLO(s):  Satch Hoyt (Part one & Two)
Melodic Hook 2:  Satch Hoyt
Melodic Hook 3:  Satch Hoyt
Percussion Samples: Shelley Nicole ~ Greg Gonzalez ~ Jared Michael Nickerson
Outro Flute Sample: Satch Hoyt

Lisala Over inna-Oakanda  (2:47)

Lead & Background Vocal Composition & Arrangement: Lisala Beatty
Arrangement & Production:  Marque Gilmore tha’ Inna•Most
Lyrics: Greg Tate
Flute: Satch Hoyt
Tenor Sax: V Jeffrey Smith
Fender Rhodes: Leon Gruenbaum
Bass: Jared Michael Nickerson

Angels Over Oakanda Automate One (21:58)

Track Composition: V. Jeffrey Smith
Satch Hoyt: Flute
Lewis ‘Flip’ Barnes: Trumpet
V. Jeffrey Smith: Tenor Sax
Avram Fefer: Alto Sax
‘Moist’ Paula Henderson: Bari Sax
Ben Tyree & André ‘Dré  Glo’ Lassalle: Electric Guitars
Leon Gruenbaum: Fender Rhodes
Shelley Nicole, Greg Gonzalez & Jared Michael Nickerson: Percussion
Greg Gonzalez: Trap Drums
Gregory ‘Ionman’ Tate: Loops
Jared Michael Nickerson: Electric Bass

Oakanda Overdrive  (7:26)

Track Composition: Jared Michael Nickerson
Leon Gruenbaum: Fender Rhodes
Satch Hoyt: Flute
V. Jeffrey Smith: Tenor Sax
Shelley Nicole, Greg Gonzalez & Jared Michael Nickerson: Percussion
Greg Gonzalez: Trap Drums
Greg ‘Ionman’ Tate: Loops
Jared Michael Nickerson: Electric Bass


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