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Five piece Jazz combo Butcher Brown hail from Richmond, Virginia and present the direct to disc mini-album, ‘Camden Sessions’. The four tracks here are testament to the group’s tight, fluid style of playing that tips a wink to their many influences that range from Weather Report to The Meters, Earth Wind & Fire to Return To Forever and more. The funky ‘Fiat’ is a faultless slab of fusion that foregrounds sax and keys with the rhythm section rolling along apace, the more languid, Hancock-style ‘Street Pharmacy’ has touches of Eddie Henderson in the horns while ‘Camden Square’ is a more easy going groove with summery washes and some lovely guitar work. The quintet sign out with the infectiously funky, early 80s fusion of ‘918’ that majors on the interplay between sparkling keys and Marcus Tenney’s bright trumpet lines. Really good, energetic set.
01 Fiat by Butcher Brown
02 Street Pharmacy by Butcher Brown
03 Camden Square by Butcher Brown
04 918 by Butcher Brown