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The tapes of Burned Sugar (1973) were found accidentally in the archives of the Swedish National Radio. Never have jazz/fusion/funk being groovier than this. Musically Burned Sugar appeals to fans of funk, jazz, fusion, krautrock, extreme prog and filthy freak out bursting blasts from outer space. The mellow groove of the Afro Temple LP contrasts sharply with the more direct and intense funk of Burned Sugar. The CD includes bonustracks from a secret jam at the Polyvox studio 1974. The CD are housed in a nice Digi-pak sleeve with informative booklet and plenty of unique photos. Sabu Martinez was neither the first nor the last afro-cuban percussionist in the world, but surely a lot of people will agree on him being the best. Sabu made appearances or recorded with jazz giants such as Benny Goodman, Dizzy Gillespie, JJ Johnson, Louis Bellson, Horace Silver, Buddy DeFranco and Art Blakey. The following musicians performed with Sabu on the Burned Sugar recordings: Mr. X on bass, Stephan Möller (Caretakers) on drums. Wlodek Gulgowski on keyboards and Bernt Rosengren on flute and sax. The bonustracks includes Fredrik Norén on drums, Wlodek Gulgowski on keyboards and Janne Bergman (Svenska Löd AB) on bass.

Sadhu Martinez - Burnt sugar

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