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The Budos Band

A Staten Island-based Afro-beat, soul-jazz, and funk instrumental ensemble, the Budos Music group came jointly at a jam program hosted by Brooklyn’s Afro-beat kings, Antibalas. Focusing on horn-driven world root base funk, the music group has a relatively fluctuating lineup which includes David Man and Andrew Greene on trumpet, Cochemea Gastelum on tenor sax, Jared Tankel on baritone sax, Daisy Sugarman on flute, Thomas Brenneck on electric guitar, Robert Lombardo on congas, Mike Deller on body organ, Vincent Balestrino on tambourine and shekere, Daniel Foder on bass, and drummers Brian Profilio and John Carbonella, Jr. The group released the self-titled The Budos Music group on Daptone Information in 2005 and implemented it using the Budos Music group II, also on Daptone, in 2007. After a tour, and an extended break where individual members added to other performers’ tasks, the music group reunited to record another album, aptly entitled The Budos Music group III, that was released in August of 2010. The Budos Music group were also ready to support on others’ recordings. They supported Blundetto (Potential Guiguet) on “Mustang,” the B-side of his 2011 “Voices” one. They also added “Dark Venom” towards the Resistencia Spirit compilation that also presented Nicole Willis, Lee Areas, Alice Russell, Charles Bradley, while others in 2012. Talking about Bradley, in 2013 the group supported him on his cover of Dark Sabbath’s “Adjustments” within the A-side of the non-LP solitary. In Oct of 2014 the Budos Music group re-emerged with Burnt Giving, an recording that diverged from your the road they’d previously carved for themselves; the arranged was deeply steeped in psychedelia and soundtrack grooves aswell as Afro-beat and funk.

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