Preview: Butcher Brown + Tommaso Cappellato @ The Jazz Cafe (London; Wednesday 22nd May 2019)

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Butcher Brown’s music drips in sweet sentimentality. They are a jazz, funk and soul band from Virginia that nod to the progressive jazz of the sixties and seventies. Starting to make a name for themselves in the States, they have been steadily releasing underground records, and are also starting to gain notoriety in the UK. This was further solidified after touring with jazz saxophonist Kamasi Washington last year.

Each of the five band members is impressive individually, but when they come together, they form a tight bond of contemporary fusion. The group consists of DJ Harrison on keys, Corey Fonville on drums, Andrew Randazzo on bass, Marcus Tenney on trumpet and Morgan Burrs on guitar. Between them, they have played with a myriad of artists, such as Chris “Daddy” Dave, Galactic, Jack White, Lettuce and Eric Krasno.

This is groove forward music, aimed for both the feet and mind. If you like your funk heady and strong, then you’ll enjoy the drive that Butcher Brown ignites.




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