Vijay Iyer

This artist appears on these Burnt Sugar recordings:

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.

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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.

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More Than Posthuman - Rise of the Mojosexual Cotillion

More Than Posthuman — Rise of the Mojosexual Cotillion

Our ver­sion of what R and B might sound like today if live bands hadn’t been derailed by sam­pling tech­nol­ogy in the Black com­mu­nity some­where around 1977.
We’ve got all the freeform rag­ing horns and gui­tars of our pre­vi­ous albums only com­po­si­tion­ally com­pressed into these groove­vi­cious post-everythang song forms.
Dou­ble Disc

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If You Can't Dazzle Them With You're Brilliance, Then Baffle Them With Your Blisluth

If You Can’t Dazzle Them With Your Brilliance, Then Baffle Them With Your Blisluth

Burnt Sugar live on stage: Bor­deax, San Sebas­tion & New York City. (dou­ble disc)

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Not April in Paris

Not April in Paris; Live from Banlieus Bleues

Recorded Live at Ban­lieus Bleues: Salle Pablo Neruda, Bobigny, France
March 19th, 2004

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The Rites: Conductions Inspired By Stravinsky's Le Sacre Du Printemps

The Rites: Conductions Inspired By Stravinsky’s Le Sacre Du Printemps

Greg Tate’s band under Butch Morris’s baton.
With: Butch Mor­ris, Pete Cosey & Melvin Gibbs

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Black Sex Yall: Liberation & Bloody Random Violets

Black Sex Yall: Liberation & Bloody Random Violets

One of Burnt Sugar’s most diverse and opu­lent record­ings. This col­lec­tion fea­tures key con­tri­bu­tions from Ver­non Reid, Vijay Iyer, Butch Mor­ris, Pete Cosey, Tamar Kali, DJ Muta­mas­sik, Omega Moon and Kirk Dou­glas of the Roots.

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That Depends on What You Know: 1:3 The Sirens Return / Keep It Real 'Til It Flatlines

That Depends on What You Know: 1:3 The Sirens Return / Keep It Real ‘Til It Flatlines

Disc 1 of a 3 CD set

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That Depends on What You Know: 2:3 The Crepescularuim

That Depends on What You Know: 2:3 The Crepescularuim

Disc 2 of a 3 CD Set

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That Depends on What You Know: 3:3 Fubractive Since Antiquity Suite

That Depends on What You Know: 3:3 Fubractive Since Antiquity Suite

Disc 3 of a 3 CD Set

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Blood on the Leaf

Blood on the Leaf

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.

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