Butcher Brown

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.

Past Shows


Nov
1
st
2018
Palace Theatre
Nov
1
st
2018
Palace Theatre

Kamasi Washington

with Butcher Brown

More Shows

May
5
th
First Avenue

Girl Talk

May
21
st
First Avenue
Sold Out

The Hold Steady

with The Bad Man and Gully Boys
Mar
22
nd
7th St Entry

Peter Bradley Adams

Oct
15
th
Fine Line

Rina Sawayama