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Revolutionary Snake Ensemble (<p>Jean Hangarter</p>)

Revolutionary Snake Ensemble

The Revolutionary Snake Ensemble is a costumed funk/street beat improvisational brass band performing a unique blend of original and traditional music. Leader Ken Field is a longtime member of the modern music ensemble Birdsongs of the Mesozoic.Their latest release, Live Snakes (Accurate Records, 2014), was recorded in 2011 & 2013 in Boston, Brooklyn, and Manhattan and documents four distinct incarnations of the ensemble, with two remixes by Field, and with guest musicians including Charles Neville, Josh Roseman, Kenny Wollesen, and Matt Darriau.The group's 2nd CD, Forked Tongue, spent 2 months on the CMJ North American jazz top 20 chart, peaking at #11, and appeared on best-of-year lists in the Village Voice & in Estonia, plus in Georgia, Wisconsin, Kansas, Michigan, Massachusetts, Ohio, and NY.  The disc features unique treatments of music by Field, Ornette Coleman, Billy Idol, and others.

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Revolutionary Snake Ensemble 3/23/14: Revolutionary Snake Ensemble

Led by saxophonist Ken Field, Boston’s costumed funk/street beat improvisational brass band performs a unique blend of original and traditional New Orleans brass band music.

Revolutionary Snake Ensemble

Led by saxophonist Ken Field, Boston’s costumed funk/street beat improvisational brass band performs a unique blend of original and traditional New Orleans brass band music.
Revolutionary Snake Ensemble 2/11/07: Revolutionary Snake Ensemble

Revolutionary Snake Ensemble, led by Ken Field, combines New Orleans funk and second line traditions as heard on its debut CD, Year of the Snake. Presented in cooperation with Amtrak.

Revolutionary Snake Ensemble

Revolutionary Snake Ensemble, led by Ken Field, combines New Orleans funk and second line traditions as heard on its debut CD, Year of the Snake. Presented in cooperation with Amtrak.

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