Augurs well… Butcher Brown's profile is on the up signing to a big label in the States as discussed last week and the terrific lead-off title track from the Tidal Wave album is streaming. The piece is a William Jeffrey composition featured on Ronnie Laws 1975 Blue Note album, Laws debut as a leader, Pressure Sensitive.
The hard blowing beefy tenor sax part is worth zoning in on. That's Marcus Tenney, who solos blisteringly against a sense of the 1970s initial electric piano sound instilled by DJ Harrison, a symphonic strings synth sound sampled from the Laws album introduced in the background with later woozy pitch bend passages loosening the sound up. The Butcher Brown rhythm section is completed by bassist Andrew Randazzo, guitarist Morgan Burrs fairly inconspicuous after his tasty initial interplay back in the intro and by alert drummer Corey Fonville.
Update to UK dates as well as the Band on the Wall date previously reported Butcher Brown are also playing Ronnie Scott's on 28 March the night before the Manchester date.