Five-piece alt-jazz pioneers Butcher Brown have found time to cut a direct-to-disc album at Gearbox Studios; this on top of members like keys player/producer DJ Harrison releasing an album on Stones Throw and drummer Corey Fonville touring with Christian Scott.
Recorded at Mark Ronson’s Zelig Studios and cut live to disc using Gearbox’s legendary all-analogue signal chain. Modern, hip-hop inflected funk with rich echoes of Weather Report, Earth Wind and Fire and a bit of Zappa. Supporting Kamasi Washington’s ‘Heaven and Earth’ US Tour this autumn. “Fusing funky backdrops against interweaving textures and daring harmonic dissonance, the Virginia group fuse the dancefloor with the art gallery” – Clash. “The band settles into nuanced grooves with an innate respect for the past, a reverence for the Headhunters, Stevie Wonder, the Meters and the voodoo of the tape machine” - Huffington Post. “Masters of full-on, soul-kissed, garage punk-funk and jazz grooves… progressive rappers should be queuing out the door for their blessing” – Mojo.
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