Butcher Brown

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Butcher Brown
OriginRichmond, Virginia, United States
Years active2009–present
LabelsConcord Jazz
MembersMarcus Tenney
Morgan Burrs
Corey Fonville
Andrew Randazzo
DJ Harrison

Butcher Brown is a jazz quintet founded in 2009[1] and based in Richmond, Virginia. Their members are Marcus Tenney (trumpet and saxophone), Morgan Burrs (guitar), Corey Fonville (percussion), Andrew Randazzo (bass), and DJ Harrison (keyboards).[2][3][4]

DownBeat has characterized them as a "'70s jazz-funk fusion throwback".[4] Others describe their music as a mix of jazz, hip-hop, soul, funk, and R&B.[1][5] National Public Radio says that "they scoff at the limitations of adjacent genres with the expertise of master musicians who've played together so long that they flow from one vibe to the next without missing a beat."[6]

Burrs and Fonville, speaking about the band's sound and development, have cited the following as inspirations: D'Angelo, the Headhunters, the Miles Davis Second Quintet, Return to Forever, the Robert Glasper Experiment, the Roots, Spyro Gyra, and Weather Report.[7]

Butcher Brown's cover of Little Richard's "Rip It Up" was selected as the theme song of Monday Night Football in September 2020.[8]


They have released nine albums.[9]

Title Label Year
Backtracks (self-released) 2013
All Purpose Music Jellowstone Records 2014
Grown Folk Thrash Flow 2015
Live at Vagabond Gearbox Records 2017
The Healer (self-released) 2017
Camden Session Gearbox Records 2018
#KingButch Concord Jazz 2020
Encore Concord Jazz 2020
Butcher Brown Presents Triple Trey Concord Jazz 2022
Solar Music Concord Jazz 2023

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  1. ^ a b McLennan, Scott (September 21, 2020). "Jazz Album Review: Butcher Brown's "#KingButch" -- Beautifully Blurring Retro and Progressive". The Arts Fuse. Retrieved 2022-05-15.
  2. ^ "Butcher Brown Hit Us With A 'Tidal Wave' Of Nostalgia". SoulBounce. 2020-03-11. Retrieved 2022-05-15.
  3. ^ "DJ Harrison | Stones Throw Records". www.stonesthrow.com. Retrieved 2022-05-15.
  4. ^ a b Murph, John (January 2019). "Butcher Brown: Camden Session". Downbeat.
  5. ^ West, Michael J. (July 13, 2021). "Butcher Brown: Encore (Concord Jazz)". JazzTimes. Retrieved 2022-05-16.
  6. ^ Birch, Nikki (2021-04-21). "Butcher Brown: Tiny Desk (Home) Concert". NPR. Retrieved 2022-05-15.
  7. ^ "In Conversation with Butcher Brown [2]". Daughter's Grimoire. Retrieved 2023-11-27.
  8. ^ Grow, Kory (2020-09-11). "Hear Little Richard's Revamped 'Rip It Up,' the New 'Monday Night Football' Theme". Rolling Stone. Retrieved 2022-05-16.
  9. ^ "Butcher Brown". Discogs. Retrieved 2022-05-15.