All Ya Needs That Negrocity

  • All Ya Needs That Negrocity
  • 2011 : AVANT GROIDD Musica

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