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



“Sonically and structurally grounded in jazz, Burnt Sugar’s latest album, All Ya Needs That Negrocity, continues the group’s tradition of exploding walls between genres. While there’s something for everyone here, the group’s commitment to idiosyncracy and hybridization runs deeper: they cite Duke Ellington, Sun Ra, and Parliament Funkadelic as influences, all artists who sampled freely from various genres of black music. For Burnt Sugar (founded by bassist Jared Nick­er­son and Vil­lage Voice icon Greg Tate), constantly mixing genres is political, conscious subversion of the commodification of black music by the record industry. And it sounds good, too.”
by  David Lewis