Butcher Brown - Camden Sessions - New LP
Butcher Brown - Camden Sessions - New LP
Butcher Brown - Camden Sessions - New LP
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Butcher Brown - Camden Sessions - New LP

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Butcher Brown is a five piece instrumental band from Richmond, Virginia made up of Multi Instrumentalist andProducer/Engineer, DJ Harrison, bassist Andrew Randazzo, Morgan Burrs on guitar, Marcus Tenney on horns and Corey Fonville on drums. As well as many solo projects Butcher Brown has collaborated with other great artists including Nicholas Payton, Nigel Hall, Dionne Farris, & Christian Scott.


"Masters of full-on, soul-kissed, garage punk-funk and jazz grooves... progressive rappers should be queuing out the door for their blessing." 
- Mojo 

"The band settles into nuanced grooves with an innate respect for the past, a reverence for the Headhunters, Stevie Wonder, the Meters and the voodoo of the tape machine." 
- Huffington Post 

Introducing Butcher Brown’s brand new direct-to-disc album, available on Vinyl, CD, and Digital. Following on from previous release Live At The Vagabond (2017) and Bandcamp digital exclusive AfroKuti: A Tribute To Fela (2018), Camden Session is a snapshot of the band’s explosive energy, groove-heavy sequences, and unrivalled togetherness. Their playing is modern and innovative, yet contains rich echoes of Weather Report, Return to Forever, early Earth Wind & Fire, and Zappa. 

DJ Harrison is broadly seen as the visionary in an albeit egalitarian band. His keys provide the harmonic colours around which drummer Corey Fonville’s (Christian Scott, Nicholas Payton) muscular delivery and bassist Andrew Randazzo’s effortless cool pulsate. Multi-instrumentalist Marcus Tenney on saxophone/trumpet and Morgan Burr’s guitar complete the quintet. 

Recorded at Mark Ronson’s Zelig Studios and cut live to disc at Gearbox Records in London using an all-analogue signal path. Mixed and engineered by the legendary Tony Platt. No edits, no overdubs.
 
released October 12, 2018 

Marcus Tenney - saxophone and trumpet 
DJ Harrison - keys 
Morgan Burrs - guitar 
Andrew Randazzo - electric bass 
Corey Fonville - drums 

Engineer - Tony Platt 
Assistant Engineer - Jonny Firth
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FUTURE CLASSICS by  John-Paul Shiver

"Without a doubt, “Camden Session”, the latest release by the five-member Funk-Jazz collective Butcher Brown, lands on an ever-wavering dime between instrumental Hip Hop vibes and any Headhunters-era Herbie Hancock creation.

"Recorded at Mark Ronson’s Zelig Studios, “Camden Session” was cut live to disc at Gearbox Records in London using an all-analogue signal path. With no edits or overdubs this is a no BS look at expansive jazz from serious artists born after the mid-70s golden age of funk fusion.

"While the band time travels with their sound with echoes of Weather Report, Return to Forever, and early Earth, Wind & Fire, its contributors are grounded in the now. Their keyboardist, the multi-instrumentalist Devonne Harris aka DJ Harrison is a wizard-like Hip Hop producer as well. He’s known locally in Richmond and nationally due to a slapper of a solo album entitled “Hazy Moods” released on Stones Throw Records last year.

"Marcus Tenney, who supplies bright trumpet and saxophone colours in the mix, finally gets his moments to really unfurl all the artistry he has packed in his trick bag. While his session play with the band Foxygen and background work on Kenneka Cook’s slept on gem “Moonchild” from earlier this year were impressive, these were limited representations of his talent.

"The showcase piece ‘918’, the most Headhunters-esque of all, cuts directly to the matter of fact chemistry / grind on the fly attentiveness shown by the rhythm section of Corey Fonville on drums and Andrew Randazzo on bass. Guitarist Morgan Burrs finally gets his green light to fly here as well with Joe Pass meets Charlie Hunter phrasings ensuing for all to digest. These moments are solid reasons to stay seated when Butcher Brown opens for Kamasi Washington on his US tour this fall. This deep and talented outfit from Virginia was selected for a reason. “Camden Session” tells us why." 


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