This is the beginning.
Back in the summer of 1999 Greg Tate gathered a crew of eight musicians to flesh out an idea he had for a new type of band, to perform a new type of music. Those sessions and the following jams at Shariff Simmon’s throwdowns in the basement of CBGBs led to this recording.
Of the 12 musicians (not including tracks 1 & 6 by Moomtez, a previous Tate inception) on this recording, many are still up in the sugar of the Arkestra Chamber today.
- Steals a Kiss from the Merman
- Harpoon (Bris)
- Sirens of Triton
- 04.29.92 Justice on the Flex
- A Blood Sample from Errol Garner
- Blood on the Leaf listen
- The Third Bleed
- Spartacus Free the Slaves! (featuring Kirk Douglas) Listen
by Robin D.G Kelley