Described by Rolling Stone as "a fleet-footed big band, sliding and swaggering through galactic R&B, brawny jazz, and electric funk like a Sun Ra–size spin on Miles Davis’s On the Corner band," Burnt Sugar the Arkestra Chamber began as a forum for New York improvisational musicians to compose, record, and perform an eclectic range of music. Led by Greg Tate, these masters of experimental soul-jazz-hip-hop will perform Abbey Lincoln and Max Roach’s legendary We Insist! Freedom Now Suite.
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