The Revolutionary Snake Ensemble, a Boston-based funk & street beat brass band playing New Orleans and other modern improvised music, announces the release on Innova Recordings of their debut CD Year of the Snake". The group was nominated best local jazz act by the Boston Phoenix and WFNX Radio.
RSE will perform live at First Night Fall River (MA), Wed night 12/31, from 7:30-11:15pm at Gromada Plaza.
Year of the Snake" has been listed as #1 on the CMJ jazz charts of KEUL in Alaska for the past 2 weeks, sharing the top 10 with the likes of Carla Bley, Miroslav Vitous, Dave Holland, the Art Ensemble of Chicago, and the Either/Orchestra.
Urban tribal music that blends an audacious New Orleans brass band spirit with the sensual fever of African and Latin rhythms."
The Boston Herald
Year of the Snake is killer!"
Clay Gaunce, WRFL, Lexington, Kentucky
GREAT new CD - a terrific disc! A fabulous Mardi Gras-themed album of horn-heavy, funky, and energetic party music."
John Schaefer, Music Dir. & New Sounds host, WNYC, New York City
Imagine a New Orleans brass band coupled to JB horns and firing off just enough improvisation to keep things unpredictable. Things have certainly heated up in Boston!
Nils Jacobson, www.allaboutjazz.com
One of the best unsigned bands in the country - the best party in town!"
WBZ-TV Channel 4
It's all here - music for the head, the heart, and the feet."
Scott Billington, two-time Grammy-winning New Orleans music producer
Children across the country get up and dance next to their cereal bowls when Sesame Street airs Karen Aqua's animated segments, accompanied by the Revolutionary Snake Ensemble."
New York Magazine
Editor's Choice Live Show: The Revolutionary Snake Ensemble - the Concussion Ensemble meets Dixieland and Dirty Dozen Brass Band."