Burnt Sugar The Arkestra Chamber plays Max Roach
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Burnt Sugar The Arkestra Chamber
Avant Funk Superband

Burnt Sugar The Arkestra Chamber plays Max Roach

plays Max Roach's We Insist Freedom Now Suite

Jul 11
Joe Henderson Lab
ThuJul 11

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Dance Floor Show

7:00 PM

$35 | $40

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ThuJul 11

Members Save 25%

Dance Floor Show

8:30 PM

$35 | $40

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Please note: This is a Limited Seating Dance Floor show. If you prefer a standing ticket please de-select the seated option before clicking "Best Available."

“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” (Rolling Stone). The freewheeling New York 12-piece juggernaut Burnt Sugar touches down for four nights, bringing their barely-containable mix of euphoric funk, space jazz, power-packed rock, sweet soul and avant-garde experimentation to the music of Max Roach, Prince, Steely Dan, and David Bowie.

Formed in 1999 by musician and iconic Village Voice writer Greg Tate and co-led with bassist Jared Michael Nickerson, Burnt Sugar built its identity through raucous live performances that honor the spirit of the post-modern masters of American music, from Duke Ellington to Sun Ra, Miles Davis, Parliament/Funkadelic, and the Art Ensemble of Chicago. The band has set itself apart through extensive use of the directed improvisational concept of “conduction” pioneered by the late cornetist and composer Butch Morris, resulting in stop-on-a-dime cohesion that allows the band to perform like a single, multi-phonic organism. Made up of a dozen superlative instrumentalists and singers culled from a revolving list of rotating players, the band has counted pianist Vijay Iyer, guitarist Vernon Reid, and Captain Kirk Douglass from The Roots among its members, and released 16 full-length recordings and EPs, mostly on their own AVANT GROIDD Musica label.

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The band puts a freewheeling spin on music from Roach’s iconic 1960 album, honoring the legacy of the drummer, lyricist Oscar Brown and vocalist Abbey Lincoln.

It’s electric Miles with soul, Maggot Brain with a PHD, the Hendrix Evans band of dreams, the underwater funk some hear in A.R. Kane.

Village Voice

It’s electric Miles with soul, Maggot Brain with a PHD, the Hendrix Evans band of dreams, the underwater funk some hear in A.R. Kane.

Village Voice

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