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I Want That Sound! / Revolutionary Snake Ensemble

Release Date: 10/28/2016 
Label:  Innova   Catalog #: 941  
Number of Discs: 1 
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Jazz has been declared “dead” innumerable times since saxophonist Ken Field formed the Revolutionary Snake Ensemble in 1990. The band obviously didn’t get the memo! In fact, it’s ironic that over the years rather than playing a “Second Line” dirge for jazz’s funeral, the horn-heavy sextet- inspired by the New Orleans brass band tradition- has been developing and cultivating a distinct sound critics and audiences alike hail for invigorating an illustrious musical heritage with fresh ideas, wit, and spunk while in the process attracting new and younger audiences to music. This release is RSE’s fourth album, and it celebrates the band’s collective experience by providing a snapshot of where and what it is today- a tight, funky, fun, and heady Read more unit that’s transgenerational in its appeal and whose music resonates with listeners on melodic, harmonic, and rhythmic levels. The personnel heard on the album is Field’s current working band and the RSE line-up that has played continuously together the longest. This is also the group’s first album to feature all original material. Read less

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