Butcher Brown Solar Music Album Stream

Credit: Jacky Flav

Butcher Brown’s Solar Music is the next phase of their jazz-based exploration into Black pop. The Richmond, Virginia band’s musical inclusiveness is the central inspiration of the new album. The title refers back to the saying “Everything under the sun.”  The band’s creative choices have a long lineage going back to Roy Ayers, A Tribe Called Quest, Guru’s Jazzmatazz, Digable Planets, Roy Hargrove, and Robert Glasper. The kinship between jazz, hip-hop, and R&B is a fluid movement for Butcher Brown and their latest addition to the conversation builds each song with playing that swings regardless of the styles in the mix.

“Espionage” featuring guitarist Charlie Hunter stirs like a ’60s soul jazz cookout complete with a funky organ and solos that would make Eddie Hazel proud. They take another trip and make house music from Detroit, Baltimore, Chicago, and London their destination with “MOVE (Ride) featuring  East London artist Jay Prince. “Turismo” is another escape into dance music reminiscent of the days of Roni Size’s drum and bass hyper rhythms. “Eye Never Knew” conjures up a kettle of modal jazz and poetry when genre shapeshifter Pink Siifu whispers and Keyon Harrold’s trumpet blows sketches in the air. The collaborations are fresh and Butcher Brown’s grooves keep the album interesting. Limited red vinyl copies of Solar Music and merchandise are available with the usual streaming options. Their global tour started this week and tickets can still be purchased



                                                   Butcher Brown Tour Dates 

10/12 – Reno, NV – University of Nevada, Reno – Nightingale Concert Hall

10/17 – Boston, MA – Brighton Music Hall

10/18 – New York, NY – (Le) Poisson Rouge

10/20 – Charlottesville, VA – The Southern Café and Music Hall

10/21 – Philadelphia, PA – World Cafe Live (upstairs)

10/22 – Pittsburgh, PA – Club Cafe

10/24 – Minneapolis, MN – Dakota

10/25 – Chicago, IL – Sleeping Village

10/26 – Detroit, MI – El Club

10/27 – Indianapolis, IN – Jazz Kitchen

11/4 – Eindhoven, NL – So What’s Next?

11/6 – London, UK – The Forge

11/7 – Antwerp, BE – De Roma

11/8 – Berlin, DE – J.A.W. (Zenner)

11/9 – Mannheim, DE – Alte Feuerwache

11/10 – Técou, FR – Coco Jazz

11/11 – Groningen, NL @ Rockit

11/12 – Rotterdam, NL – Rooterdam / Bird

11/13 – Amsterdam, NL – Bimhuis

11/14 – Charloeroi, BE – Palais des Beaux Arts

11/15 – Paris, FR – Le Trabendo

11/18 – Eilat, IL – Red Sea Jazz Festival

11/24 – Richmond, VA – The Broadberry

11/25 – Washington, DC – Atlantis

12/5 – Seattle, WA – Madame Lou’s

12/6 – Portland, OR – The Get Down

12/7 – San Francisco, CA – The Independent

12/8 – Santa Cruz, CA – Kuumbwa

12/9 – Los Angeles, CA – Lodge Room

12/10 – San Diego, CA – House of Blues, Voodoo Room