Making Love to the Dark Ages

  • Making Love to the Dark Ages

Burnt Sugar’s first stu­dio record­ing in 5 years in cel­e­bra­tion of the band’s 10 year anniver­sary. A tasty mix of his­tory and con­tem­po­rary. A spicy blend of jazz, improv, inno­va­tion and com­po­si­tion.
A cor­nu­copia of sound embed­ded in the process of cre­ativ­ity: hot, sweet, and a lit­tle burnt on the edges.

Tracks

  1. Chains and Water-part One
  2. Chains and Water — Part Two
  3. Chains and Water — Part Three
  4. Thorazine/eighty One
  5. Love to Tical
  6. Dom­i­nata (The Gabri Ballad)
  7. Mak­ing Love to the Dark Ages — Part One
  8. Mak­ing Love to the Dark Ages — Part Two

Personnel

Press

“Tate works with a huge array of musicians on Making Love to the Dark Ages, and he knows how to use them. Trumpeter Lewis “Flip” Barnes Jr. turns in a solo on “Chains and Water” that grows more and more discordant before the tune takes on a hip-hop bent that becomes an all-out jam in the long middle section—which, in turn, leads into a brief final section of Ellington-inspired swing. (Whew.)”
by  Steve Greenlee
JazzTimes.com