Revolutionary Snake Ensemble: Just a Closer Walk


Just a Closer Walk


Revolutionary Snake Ensemble


Forked Tongue (Cuneiform Records 269)

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Ken Field (alto sax), Jon Fraser (trumpet), Andrew Hickman (tenor sax), Kimon Kirk (bass), Phil Neighbors (drums, percussion), Erik Paull (drums, percussion), Lennie Peterson (trombone)


Recorded: Charlestown, MA, no date given (CD released in 2008)


Rating: 92/100 (learn more)

Don't get too close or the Revolutionary Snake Ensemble might bite you. I got bitten, and now I can't stop playing this crazy CD over and over again. Doctor, is there an antidote? I can't help falling into a second-line march to the beat of this infectious band, and I am having visions of Mardi Gras parties out of control. Did I say infectious? Did I tell you I am having visions? This song is giving me chills, and when they double the tempo, I get the sweats. They call it a brass band, but there must be some voodoo in this music. It's all over for me, but not too late for you. Stay away from snakes, and definitely keep away from the Snake Ensemble!

Reviewer: Ted Gioia


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