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 at Banlieus Bleues: Salle Pablo Neruda, Bobigny, France
March 19th, 2004
Greg Tate’s band under Butch Morris’s baton.
With: Butch Morris, Pete Cosey & Melvin Gibbs
One of Burnt Sugar’s most diverse and opulent recordings. This collection features key contributions from Vernon Reid, Vijay Iyer, Butch Morris, Pete Cosey, Tamar Kali, DJ Mutamassik, Omega Moon and Kirk Douglas of the Roots.
Disc 1 of a 3 CD set
Disc 2 of a 3 CD Set
Disc 3 of a 3 CD Set
Back in the summer of 1999 Greg Tate gathered a crew of eight musicians to flesh out an idea he had for a new type of band, to perform a new type of music. Those sessions and the following jams at Shariff Simmon’s throwdowns in the basement of CBGBs led to this recording.