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✨✧ Burnt SugarBlack Sex Y'All Liberation & Bloody Random Violets ... CD
Trugroid, 2003. Used ... Temporarily Out Of Stock
Arranger/producer Greg Tate and his titanic Burnt Sugar collective continues to ascend into its own intergalactic space station of heavy cosmic jamming, instrumental funky jazz, and wildly spacious trippiness with this double disc – by far the most unique and individualistic indie funk album we've heard in a long, long time! As on their previous sets, Burnt Sugar takes the past three or more decades worth of avant funk and jazz, from the celestial influence of Sun Ra projects, to the bass thumping righteousness of Blacksploitation soundtracks, to the dancefloor oriented 70s fusion funk of Larry Mizell's productions – but the loose collective looks as much inward and forward with their approach, giving the recordings as much of a profound newness as anything in the latter day avant garde. Organ, bass, guitars, strings, often quite ambient vocals and turntable effects are the order of the day – and the brew is truly unlike like anything else out there right now. They're not afraid of mixing the low with the high, either – the sweet soul jazz of the track "Fear" rolls from an echoey vocal showpiece for Lisala Beatty into a post-Bad Brains hardcore number, before transforming several more times within the 10+ minutes running time! It's that progressive spirit that highlights both discs. The band is relying on pre-written material much more here than on the more improvisational previous releases, but they were wise enough to keep the spacious groove that carried them so well in recent years. This double album represents Burnt Sugar's sixth release in four years. Keep 'em coming, kids! Disc one: "Funky Rich Medina", "Fear", "Mtume" (in two parts), "Drive Man/Freedom Day" and more. Disc two: "Moonchile", "Gibberish & Bushwack", "Ventris", "No Direction Home" (a suite of tracks) and more. It may take a bit of warming up to, but once you get it on Burnt Sugar is some pretty sweet stuff – and it gets more rewarding with every listen! CD

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✨✧ Burnt SugarBlood On The Leaf – Opus No 1 ... CD
Trugroid, 2000. Used ... Temporarily Out Of Stock
The first album by this hip New York collective that lies somewhere at the crossroads between black rock, jamband, and avant modern orchestration – featuring a lineup conducted by Greg Tate, no less! The album notes begin with the sentence "So this is our Bitches Brew" – and we'd be hard pressed to think of a better way to describe the dark and searching mass of sound that is Burnt Sugar – except to tell you that there's no trumpet, and a heck of a lot of guitar! Titles include "A Blood Sample From Errol Garner", "Steals A Kiss From The Merman", "Beloved", "Blood On The Leaf", "Sirens Of Triton", "The Third Bleed", and "Spartacus Free The Slaves". CD

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✨✧ Burnt SugarCrepescularium ... CD
Trugroid, 2001. Used ... Temporarily Out Of Stock
This second part of Burnt Sugar's 2001 trilogy really picks up some energy from the first – fiercely jamming guitars mixing with dark soundscapes and filtered rhythms, soaring out in a complicated mass of sound that's every bit as adventurous as it is soulful. Features rhymes by Mugabe, vocals by Justice X and Lisala Beatty, and poems by Latasha Natasha Diggs and Shariff Simmons – and tracks include "Lunching With Mister Akhan", "Kirk Bit My Hand", "Fubraction", and "Take My Hand". CD
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✨✧ Burnt SugarFubractive Since Antiquity Suite ... CD
Trugroid, 2001. Used ... Temporarily Out Of Stock
The final chapter in Burnt Sugar's 2001 trilogy – and quite possibly the most subtle, as the group's sound builds slowly over time, showing their complex approach to the music – an indescribable blend of soul jazz, jamming funk, black rock, and larger, more complicated influences. The group's quite large on all 3 chapters in this series – and overall, the work reminds us of the optimism, energy, and criss-crossing cultural mileus that marked the early 80s downtown scene at its best. Titles include "The Sandpiper", "Fubractive", "Round About/At Midnight", and "Take My Hand". CD

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✨✧ Burnt SugarMore Than Posthuman – Rise Of The Mojosexual Cotillion ... CD
Trugroid, 2006. Used 2CD ... Temporarily Out Of Stock
Burnt Sugar returns to the studio after a handful of live releases – with a 2CD set of some of their most brilliant cosmic soul & jazz to date – featuring an array of appearances by supporters and fellow celestial travelers such as Carl Hancock Rux, Beans, Vijay Iyer, Akiba Solomon, Kirk Douglas of the Roots and others! Burnt Sugar describes their sound as 23rd Century r&b, which fits, but you'd be best not to forget that they have still have firm grounding in the best jazz, soul, funk and beyond of the past quarter century Earth time. Led by composer/guitarist/writer Greg Tate, Burnt Sugar is one of the most stylistically proficient uber-collective in the soul jazz underground – sublime, often quite subtle, and as warm as the summer sunshine. Burnt Sugar are masters of genre and the straddling thereof. Tracks include "Other Arrangements", "God Is Black", "Juliette And Romeo", "Enjoy Being Visible", "The Final Daze", "Stephanie's Moodring", "Second Premonition", "Sleep Is The Cousin Of Def" feat Beans, "The Ballad Of FEMA, Katrina, And Satchmo", "To Sleep With A Complicated Woman", "She's Got Questions", "Goodyear Rubber" and much more! CD

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✨✧ Burnt SugarSirens Return – Keep It Real 'Til It Flatlines ... CD
Trugroid, 2001. Used ... Temporarily Out Of Stock
The first part in Burnt Sugar's 2001 trilogy – a darkly jamming effort that's located somewhere at the "intersection of Stockhausen and Shorter"! The guitars are very strongly in the lead on this one – sounding almost like a Glen Branca-driven jamband, as Vernon Reid, Rene Akhan, Morgan Michael Craft, and Kirk Douglass jam like mad, and create dark waves of sound with a slightly soulful edge. Titles include "The Sirens Return", "Screamin Arthur Zafa", "Castles Made Of Sand", and "Two Bass Blipsch". CD

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✨✧ Burnt Sugar & OthersRites ... CD
Avantgroidd, 2003. Used ... Temporarily Out Of Stock
The most ambitious album yet from one of the most ambitious collectives in the funk underground! This time the Burnt Sugar group has come up with the sprawling, classically-aware The Rites – a set of tracks that is officially inspired by Stravinsky's Le Sacre Du Printemps, but cooks up just enough 70s style soulscapes and electric jazz for the grooveheads! The set was conducted by Butch Morris, for a true orchestral improvisational feel – with plenty of guitars (courtesy of Miles Davis & Gary Bartz collaborator Pete Cosey), strings and keys for a very loose chamber groove, plus some spare trumpet, flute, vox organ, and turntable & beat effects. Nice stuff – very loose, very languorous, and featuring a much different groove than anything else you will probably find in the soul jazz & funk underground! The 8 tracks include "Rites (1-7)" and the closer "Sky Porch". CD

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✨✧ Rebellum (Burnt Sugar Arkestra)Darknuss ... CD
Burnt Sugar/Avantgroidd, 2014. New Copy ... Out Of Stock
A blistering blend of righteous sounds, funky jazz, and knowledge – very much in the best Burnt Sugar tradition, but served up here by their Rebellum offshoot! Lyrics and beats are from the mighty Greg Tate – and definitely reflect his long connection to progressive cultural experiments – but the full sound is a heady brew of saxes, drums, and guitar from the group – plus plenty of guests on added instrumentation and vocals as well. The whole thing's got a very collaborative vibe – in the best Burnt Sugar tradition – and titles include "Spankalick", "Guelph", "Young Fankenstank", "Heartseed", "Trelle To The Lew", "Somebody To Love You", "Ten Times Left", and "Chains & Water/No Coloureds Allowed". CD

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