"It's a GREAT CD"
"It's urban tribal music -- undeniably sensual, often improvised, and always synchronized in celebration. And on RSE's long-anticipated, it's delivered in precision bursts of audacious, sliding horns, and locomotive beats."
"A fabulous Mardi Gras-themed album of horn-heavy, funky, and energetic party music."
"Captures the abandon of a street parade while expanding its stylistic scope ... it's got the essential ingredients spiced with fresh flavors."
"Man, this snake can move!"
"Urban tribal music that blends an audacious New Orleans brass spirit with the sensual fever of African and Latin rhythms."
"Simply put, this is one of the most successful combinations of booty-shaking & brain-stimulating music to be released this year, and it deserves your attention post-haste."
"Year of the Snake is killer!"
"Musical innovator Ken Field...[drags] the brass band into the 21st century."
"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!"
"The CD is amazing"
"It's all here - music for the head, the heart, and the feet"
"Great work - making quite a buzz around here!"
"Top 10 pick for 2003"
"One serious party album - an instrumental record infectious enough to keep the bodily juices bubbling, and interesting enough to keep the noggin engaged, as well."
Year of the Snake (Innova Recordings 599) is the debut recording by the Revolutionary Snake Ensemble.
Available from Innova Recordings.