All Ya Needs That Negrocity

  • All Ya Needs That Negrocity
  • 2011 : AVANT GROIDD Musica

Now enter­ing our sec­ond decade, Burnt Sug­ar The Arkestra Cham­ber con­tin­ues an obses­sive dri­ve to bring Franken­stein back to musi­cal hybridity–brutally graft­ing and re-charg­ing funkys­tanknasty old­er trib­al forms with present-day post-soul ener­gies while leav­ing all man­ner of wires, lesions, sutures, scars and micro­sur­gi­cal fil­i­gree loose, open and lubri­cious in the bloody bar­gain.

Track List

  1.  The Cold Sweat Vari­a­tions —  Feat. Myles Reil­ly, Flip Barnes , Qasim Naqvi
  2.  Lib­er­tan­go (I’ve Seen That Face Before) —  Feat. Lisala Beat­ty , Maya Azu­ce­na
  3. The Guru’s Lover / Clau­dine —  Feat. Lisa Teasley
  4. Clau­dine —  Feat. Swiss Chris, Flip Barnes, Har­ald Keise­du
  5. Burn­ing Cross­es —  Feat. Abby Dob­son , Rene Akan
  6. Bliques Haff Mo Funn —   Feat. Avram Fefer, Mic­ah Gaugh, Vijay Iyer
  7. Whut Rough Beast —  Feat. Michael Veal, Jared Nick­er­son , Dave Smoo­ta Smith
  8. Bliques Strategems  — Feat. Vijay Iyer , Jason Di Mat­teo
  9. Throne Of Blood 33 1/3:( Encrypt­ed Ver­nac­u­lar)  — Feat Andre Las­salle , Mikel Banks
  10. Blood Music

All music com­posed by Burnt Sug­ar Arkestra & Greg Tate.
Except for “Lib­er­tan­go” com­posed by Astor Piaz­zo­la, Lyrics By Nathaly Delon, Bar­ry Reynolds, David Wilkey
& “Cold Sweat”  com­posed by Pee Wee Ellis

“Burn­ing Cross­es”  Lyrics By Tate
“Lib­er­tan­go” : Poem recita­tion By Maya Azu­ce­na
“The Guru’s Lover” : Poem recita­tion by Lisa Teasley

Record­ed At Peter Karl Stu­dios, Brook­lyn NY. 2008–2011



“You have to stretch your vocabulary to parse All Ya Needs That Negrocity, the pointedly titled 12th album from Burnt Sugar the Arkestra Chamber. Burnt Sugar is the sprawling, tribal band Village Voice writer Greg Tate (on guitar, lyrics and laptop) and bassist Jared Michael Nickerson founded in 1999. The New York-based ensemble scrambles genres, paying homage to everyone from Ellington to Sun Ra to Hendrix to Parliament-Funkadelic in the process. There’s more: As interpreted by vocalists Lisala and Maya Azucena, Astor Piazzolla’s “Libertango” soars and pops, Mazz Swift’s dervish violin giving it a stunning Gypsy overlay. Burnt Sugar may be a collective, and it’s a jam band for sure, but Tate and Nickerson’s production guarantees each player full power, and the group’s purpose is unmistakable: to shake things up, your booty included. Frees your mind, too: Check out the pungent sax interplay on “Bliques Haff Moor Funn,” also a showcase for “Sugar emeritus” pianist Vijay Iyer.”
by  Carlo Wolff