Burnt Sugar The Arkestra Chamber always gives tribute to our sonic Sensei, The Maestro Lawrence Butch Morris (1947--2013) for showing us the way of 'never playing anything the same way once'.
In 2019 Burnt Sugar The Arkestra Chamber celebrated two decades of 'never playing anything the same way once'. As always we give tribute to our Sonic Sensei, The Maestro Lawrence Butch Morris (1947--2013) for showing us THE WAY of Conducted Improvisation. Over the course of 18 albums we've covered a broad panoply of styles and genres. Consider this Trilogy of 20th Anniversary Mix tapes as invitational samplers--Astro-Black star gates to our many-splendored darkly energetic & celestial realm of cosmic riddim, esoteric rambunction, eclectic blue cheer & Oh ... The Utter Negrocity Of It All.
released April 30, 2021
Over the years we've made music, broken bread, and covered thousands of road dogg miles worldwide with a host of alumni badasses among them: Matana Roberts, Vijay Iyer, Okkyung Lee, Captain Kirk Douglas, Melvin Gibbs, Tamar-kali, Carl Hancock-Rux, Jeremiah Abiah, Queen Esther, Rene Akan, Marc Cary, Somi, Pete Cosey, Morgan Michael Craft, Val Inc., Justice Dilla-X, Trevor Holder, Satch Hoyt, Julia Kent, Ronny "Head" Draytone, Omega Moon, DJ Mutamassik, Qasim Naqvi, Vernon Reid, Petre Radu Scafaru, Latasha Nevada Diggs, Swiss Chris, Amasa Bruce, Imani Uzuri, Michael Veal and Christina Wheeler just to name a few.
The current BSA crew includes Sugar Lifers Jared Michael Nickerson, Lisala, Lewis “Flip” Barnes, Mazz Swift and Bruce Mack with a current crew of righteous rompers Shelley Nicole, Mikel Banks, Abby Dobson, Marque “Inna Most” Gilmore, Julie Brown, J.S. Williams, V. Jeffrey Smith, LaFrae Sci, Avram Fefer, “Moist” Paula Henderson, Dave “Smoota” Smith, Sophia Ramos, Leon Gruenbaum, Andre Lassalle, Ben Tyree, Greg Gonzalez, Chris Eddleton, Marika Hughes and James “Biscuit” Rouse.
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BURNT SUGAR is a neo-tribal thang, aspiring to the condition of all that is molten, glacial, spacial,
''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....more