All Ya Needs That Negrocity

  • All Ya Needs That Negrocity

Now enter­ing our sec­ond decade, Burnt Sugar The Arkestra Cham­ber con­tin­ues an obses­sive drive to bring Franken­stein back to musi­cal hybridity–brutally graft­ing and re-charging funkys­tanknasty older tribal forms with present-day post-soul ener­gies while leav­ing all man­ner of wires, lesions, sutures, scars and micro­sur­gi­cal fil­i­gree loose, open and lubri­cious in the bloody bargain.

Track List

  1.  The Cold Sweat Vari­a­tions -  Feat. Myles Reilly, Flip Barnes , Qasim Naqvi
  2.  Lib­er­tango (I’ve Seen That Face Before) -  Feat. Lisala Beatty , Maya Azucena
  3. The Guru’s Lover / Clau­dine -  Feat. Lisa Teasley
  4. Clau­dine -  Feat. Swiss Chris, Flip Barnes, Har­ald Keisedu
  5. Burn­ing Crosses -  Feat. Abby Dob­son , Rene Akan
  6. Bliques Haff Mo Funn —   Feat. Avram Fefer, Micah Gaugh, Vijay Iyer
  7. Whut Rough Beast -  Feat. Michael Veal, Jared Nick­er­son , Dave Smoota Smith
  8. Bliques Strategems  — Feat. Vijay Iyer , Jason Di Matteo
  9. Throne Of Blood 33 1/3:( Encrypted Ver­nac­u­lar)  — Feat Andre Las­salle , Mikel Banks
  10. Blood Music

All music com­posed by Burnt Sugar Arkestra & Greg Tate.
Except for “Lib­er­tango” com­posed by Astor Piaz­zola, Lyrics By Nathaly Delon, Barry Reynolds, David Wilkey
& “Cold Sweat”  com­posed by Pee Wee Ellis

“Burn­ing Crosses”  Lyrics By Tate
“Lib­er­tango” : Poem recita­tion By Maya Azu­cena
“The Guru’s Lover” : Poem recita­tion by Lisa Teasley

Recorded At Peter Karl Stu­dios, Brook­lyn NY. 2008–2011



“You have to stretch your vocabulary to parse All Ya Needs That Negrocity, the pointedly titled 12th album from Burnt Sugar the Arkestra Chamber. Burnt Sugar is the sprawling, tribal band Village Voice writer Greg Tate (on guitar, lyrics and laptop) and bassist Jared Michael Nickerson founded in 1999. The New York-based ensemble scrambles genres, paying homage to everyone from Ellington to Sun Ra to Hendrix to Parliament-Funkadelic in the process. There’s more: As interpreted by vocalists Lisala and Maya Azucena, Astor Piazzolla’s “Libertango” soars and pops, Mazz Swift’s dervish violin giving it a stunning Gypsy overlay. Burnt Sugar may be a collective, and it’s a jam band for sure, but Tate and Nickerson’s production guarantees each player full power, and the group’s purpose is unmistakable: to shake things up, your booty included. Frees your mind, too: Check out the pungent sax interplay on “Bliques Haff Moor Funn,” also a showcase for “Sugar emeritus” pianist Vijay Iyer.”
by  Carlo Wolff