Making Love to the Dark Ages
2009 : LiveWired
Burnt Sugar’s first studio recording in 5 years in celebration of the band’s 10 year anniversary. A tasty mix of history and contemporary. A spicy blend of jazz, improv, innovation and composition.
A cornucopia of sound embedded in the process of creativity: hot, sweet, and a little burnt on the edges.
“As can be surmised from Tate’s explanation, Dark Ages is a sprawling, audacious survey of not only jazz (Sun Ra) and pop (Wu Tang) but of blues, gospel, pretty much every corner of the Afro-American musical spectrum, within song titles as evocative as the music they represent.”
Chris M. Slawecki All About Jazz
“With a name like Burnt Sugar the Arkestra Chamber, Greg Tate’s latest project conjures up everything from funk, jazz and rock to the avant-garde world of Sun Ra and the hard-hitting hip-hop of the Wu-Tang Clan’s Enter the Wu-Tang (36 Chambers). Yet when the band delves into the three-part album opener, “Chains and Water,” they first hit you with a blend of Delta blues and modern soul, propelled by the saucy vocals of Lisala. (How many different ways does she manage to intone and enunciate the phrase “I go back, I go back, I go back, I go back, I go back, I go back to chains and water”?)”
Steve Greenlee Jazztimes
- Chains and Water-part One
- Chains and Water – Part Two
- Chains and Water – Part Three
- Thorazine/eighty One
- Love to Tical
- Dominata (The Gabri Ballad)
- Making Love to the Dark Ages – Part One
- Making Love to the Dark Ages – Part Two