Saxophonist-composer Ken Field’s enthralling New Orleans-inspired jazz-funk brass band!
Don’t miss this vibrant and colorful band as they “git down” playing music by James Brown, Ornette Coleman, Billy Idol, along with their own original musical mash-up jambalaya concoctions.
Ken Field’s New Orleans’inspired jazz/funk brass band…brilliantly bridges the booty/brain barrier.
An interview introduction to Ken Field.
More than a little chaotic – by design. It’s also immensely enjoyable, whipping up high spirits without the need of any visual theatrics. It should set the feet of most of its listeners dancing, or marching.
Invention aplenty…the sheer energy of spontaneous creation is visceral throughout…a life-enhancing treat.
Revolutionary Snake Ensemble has been putting its unique and somewhat twisted twist on the New Orleans brass band tradition for more than 25 years…hard-partying avant-funk, with boisterous soloing…
Revolutionary Snake Ensemble saxophonist/composer Ken Field’s explosive, Mardi Gras-inspired jazz/funk brass band!
[RSE] continues to mine the vein of New Orleans – with post-bop, and touches of Avant – this band cooks; edgy, raucous, fun, and first rate!…this album will kick start any party you’re thinking about throwing this fall.
People tend to think of second line bands – brass bands steeped in New Orleans traditions – as instant party starters. It’s a great compliment, maybe the best compliment ever, but it limits the sonic and emotional range of these bands. Revolutionary Snake Ensemble can absolutely get a party started.
RSE can absolutely get a party started, but on the local horn collective’s fourth album, “I Want That Sound!,” the players also explore the wild outerlands of jazz.
Jazz saxophonist KEN FIELD of the Revolutionary Snake Ensemble will talk about his band’s upcoming gig at the Roswell UFO Festival in New Mexico.
Other people’s lists often have cover scans and brief write-ups, and it occurred to me that I have all that. Why not just table it up? So that’s what I’ve done here, at least for the jazz half of my listening.
Fun, musical, energetic and filled with agape-styled love, this disc is a reminder … of why you’re alive.