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    This sounds interesting, but as I won't be in That London this weekend, I figured it might interest a few of you who are...

    BURNT SUGAR -THE ARKESTRA CHAMBER

    www.BurntSugarIndex.com <http://www.burntsugarindex.com/>

    BURNT SUGAR INVADES SOHO. BE ON THE LOOKOUT FOR FLYING SONIC SHRAPNEL


    Saturday, 7 May 2005 9:00pm

    at The Marquee Club.

    1 Leicester Square, London

    £10

    www.themarqueeclub.co.uk (020) 7336 7326



    Making only their 2nd appearance in the UK, New York City’s Burnt Sugar The Arkestra Chamber

    descends on London’s historic Marquee Club for a mellifluous night of uncut funk, free jazz, tribal

    house, noise guitar and dusted soul vocalizing. The 14 member band includes two very electric

    guitars, violin, trumpet, alto saxophone, flute, acoustic and electric bass, African and Brazilian

    percussion and three of the most searing and creative soul-jazz singers on either side of Atlantic in

    the persons of Mikel Banks, Lisala Beatty and Justice Dilla-X.



    Modeled after Miles Davis Bitches Brew and James Brown Live At The Apollo, Burnt Sugar has

    been known to induce hallucinations of Stravinsky sitting in with Fela while Earth Wind and Fire and

    Bartok wait in the wings.


    Though full-throttle conducted improvisation is the bands’ bailiwick courtesy of writer/conductor

    Greg Tate, they have also been known to perform superb interpretations of material by Jimi

    Hendrix, Chaka Khan, Thelonious Monk, The Beatles, Slave, John Coltrane, Miles Davis and Curtis

    Mayfield when the spirit moves them.


    Since 2000 Burnt Sugar has released 10 discs on their own TruGROID label of which the most recent

    are Black Sex Yall Liberation + Bloody Random Violets, Not April In Paris and If You Cant Dazzle

    Them With Your Brilliance Then Baffle Them With Your Blisluth—the latter two being live recordings

    from Paris, Spain and NYC. These efforts by the band have been favorably reviewed by The Wire,

    Straight No Chaser, Rolling Stone, The New York Times, JAZZTIMES, DOWNBEAT, The Village Voice

    and Artforum.


    BURNT SUGAR INVADES SOHO. BE ON THE LOOKOUT FOR FLYING SONIC SHRAPNEL

    “A multiracial jam army that freestyles with cool

    telekinesis between the lustrous menace of Miles

    Davis On The Corner, the slash-and-om of 1970s King

    Crimson, and Jimi Hendrix moonwalk across side

    three of Electric Ladyland.”

    - David Fricke, Rolling Stone


    “Burnt Sugar is a musical all terrain vehicle; a

    smoldering concoction of sounds which teeter

    dangerously on the edge and shelters the spirit of a

    post Bitches Brew Miles Davis.”

    - Sunil Chauhan, Straight No Chaser
    a giant steam-powered turntable in warwickshire plays six foot cement recordings of Prince Albert's speeches to the rejoicing populace
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