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Fresh Sounds: BTTRFLY Quintet – Buried Treasure

The jazz and funk supergroup BTTRFLY QUINTET released their debut album Coast, alongside the fantastic new single Buried Treasure.

BTTRFLY QUINTET is the newly formed project of; Eric "Benny" Bloom (Lettuce), Dominc Lalli (Big Gigantic), Adam Deitch (Lettuce), Borahm Lee (Break Science/PL Live Band) and Hunter Roberts (Break Science Live). A group of highly regarded musicians across America and the world that reside in Denver who bonded together during the 2020 pandemic to create music that satisfied their love for adventurous, improvisational futuristic soul jazz.

We all just totally agreed on not doing what’s called straight-ahead jazz, which is more traditional jazz, Deitch said. We wanted to add something futuristic because we’re all in sort of modern groups and we dig modern sounds. But the idea to have songs in some different time signatures, have drum solos, sax solos, and that sort of thing, that comes from us having a love for jazz music and just American Black music in general and how to combine it all into a thing that represents us and where we’re at and something kind of different from what we’re known from.

 

 

 

Listen to BTTRFLY QUINTET new single Buried Treasure, from the band's debut album Coast:

Dom may not be known as a jazz aficionado, he’s known as sort of an electronic dance music producer and that sort of thing, Deitch said. But when you hear him on this record, you go, ‘Who is that amazing saxophonist?’ I’d like for his young fans that just know him as Mr. Big Gigantic to know him as the amazing jazz musician that he is. And same for Borahm. Borahm is Mr. Pretty Lights and Break Science, but he’s a phenomenal jazz pianist and I would say 2% of his fans from Pretty Lights and Break Science know how good he is at the Fender Rhodes and piano and stuff like that. So this is just, in a way, it’s this coming out party for people, for the general fans to recognize his first love and his talent.

Alongside their main projects, the group boasts an impressive collective CV of Grammy wins and nominations as well as credits with everyone from New Orleans piano legend Jon Clearly, Derek Trucks’ Tedeschi Trucks Band and global superstars such as John Scofield, Kool & The Gang, Solange, Average White Band, Run DMC, Lee “Scratch” Perry, Dave Matthews Band and Lauryn Hill.

 

 

Watch below BTTRFLY QUINTET new single Buried Treasure, from the band's debut album Coast:

Other wicked songs and projects worth checking this week:

 

Hermanos Gutiérrez - Thunderbird

Leland Whitty - Awake

Surprise Chef - Velodrome

FKJ - Us - A COLORS SHOW

Marquis Hill - Black Alchemy/Hall of Mirrors

Tom Skinner - The Journey

Kham Meslien - Ta confiance

Matt Carmichael - Road To The Sea

Emmet Cohen - Uptown in Orbit

aki - Twijfelaar

Greg Spero - Evolution (Tiny Room Sessions)

Atlas Maior - Basalt

Venna - Sicily' Box

Charlie Stacey - Music Is Healing

Zeñel - 5dB Freestyle

Radio Citizen - Kantine

Unc D - Toots

Julius Rodriguez - Dora’s Lullaby

The Headhunters - Rocking At The Mole House

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