"I thought Austin was all cowboys and ****. They some bad mutha******!!" - Lenny Kravitz boasts at his Austin Music Hall performance (9-25-98)
"I dig the CD, brothas... FUNKY! It's my kind of stuff!" - Christian McBride (New York acoustic jazz bassist on Verve Records)
"Improvisation provides the catalyst for this sextet which blends elements of funk, traditional jazz and fusion to create a sizzling sound." - NOW Magazine- Toronto
Forget what yo' mama said - FUNK ain't a bad word! With this funky DOUBLE TRIO (2 Drummers, 2 Bassist and 2 Keyboardist) the party will be had by those looking to move 'dat behind OR take an involved, serious listen.
Hot Buttered Rhythm lays down some relitively unexplored law with progressive beats that groove and swing...hard! They've burned up the stage at the world renown 1998 Montreal Jazz Festival and they continue to receive accolades, awards (Austin Music Awards '98 Best Funk Band and '99 Best Jazz Band) and high praise in their hometown of Austin, TX.
Hot Buttered Rhythm's founder and one of two drummers, Brannen Temple (Janet Jackson, Chaka Khan, Robben Ford) has this to say...
"Hot Buttered's goal is to relate our musical influences to our present take on today's contemporary sounds. We play what we feel. The CD (most of which is a sonically fit live recording) is a showcase of the bands raw live energy and this one is all about the JAM, ya'll - sometimes shifting back and forth from unadulterated funk to hip traditional jazz."
"...Grooves that can result in a nasty case of FUNK VERTIGO..." - Austin Chronicle