The Budos Band :: Frontier’s Edge

The Budos Band swaggers into the fray in Frontier’s Edge with a brilliant squall of brass and a sinuous rhythm section, splitting the difference between classic 1970s blaxploitation and a serpentine ethio-jazz groove. The Brooklyn-born large ensemble—which includes a full horn line and multiple percussionists in addition to the standard rock instruments—made six albums and two EPs on soul-funk revivalist Daptone Records. Now, they’re continuing the saga on their own Diamond West label.