Black Rock Coalition Get-Down Revue, Burnt Sugar Arkestra “Caramelizes” Prince

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Crocodile (map) Belltown
Thurs Nov 2 at 8 pm All Ages

Recommended by Dave Segal

Besides being one of my music-journalism heroes who schooled me via his perceptive, über-hip criticism in the Village Voice, Greg Tate has led Burnt Sugar Arkestra for 18 years, while spearheading the Black Rock Coalition out of NYC. A big band who merge the sensibilities of Sun Ra and Parliament-Funkadelic, Burnt Sugar Arkestra extrapolate jazz, funk, rock, and the blues into a vibrantly hued, polyglot attack. Their sound is cerebral, extroverted eclecticism to which you can break out in a cold sweat. Tonight watch them tear into Prince's bounteous catalog with freaky gusto and, one would imagine, improvisational zeal. (You can also catch BSA November 3 at Seattle Art Museum, paying tribute to the 1960s “liberation music” of Abbey Lincoln, Max Roach, and Oscar Brown Jr.)

This is part of the Earshot Jazz Festival.

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Crocodile

2200 Second Ave, Seattle, WA 98121
206-441-4618
Hours: Tue-Fri 11 am-2 am, Sat 9a m-2 am, Sun 9 am-3 pm.
http://www.thecrocodile.com

Venue Hours
  • Tue-Fri 11 am-2 am, Sat 9a m-2 am, Sun 9 am-3 pm.
Event Times
  • Thurs Nov 2 at 8 pm
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