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.
Our version of what R and B might sound like today if live bands hadn’t been derailed by sampling technology in the Black community somewhere around 1977.
We’ve got all the freeform raging horns and guitars of our previous albums only compositionally compressed into these groovevicious post-everythang song forms.
Recorded live in Minneapolis
Co-presented by The Cedar Cultural Center and The Walker Art Center for the 2004 “Walker without Walls” Concert Series.
Greg Tate’s band under Butch Morris’s baton.
With: Butch Morris, Pete Cosey & Melvin Gibbs