Butcher Brown: A Tribute to Fela

Thursday, October 17, 2019
Butcher Brown is an up-to-the minute throwback to the great progressive jazz bands of the 60s and 70s. They are a hard-working band in an era where most groups are fleeting assemblages, together only long enough to record. Their organic coherence emerges from long collaboration as a group of equals rather than a top-down, leader/sideman lineup. They are building their audience by any means necessary, combining a conventional, label-oriented approach with releasing “underground” tapes, disciplined rehearsal and engaging, adventurous performance.

This musical maturity is surprising in such a youthful band. The players in Butcher Brown were all born after the mid-70s golden age of fusion. But their modern, hip-hop inflected funk has rich echoes of Weather Report, Return to Forever, early Earth Wind
and Fire and, perhaps, a pungent whiff of Zappa. Like those bands, Butcher Brown’s unified sound comes from the intertwined talents of the four members, each bringing something unique to the mix.
Amos’ Southend
1423 S Tryon St.
Charlotte, NC 28203
Start Time
8:00 pm
$22.50 Adv // $25 DOS
Event Category