The Cambridge-based jazz band Revolutionary Snake Ensemble's new album, "Live Snakes," draws heavily on the tradition of the New Orleans Jazz Funeral, which mixes the somber with the ecstatic.
We caught up with the group recently at a party at Ryles Jazz Club in Cambridge. Band members dress in colorful sequined jackets and feathered head-dresses, which adds to the fun and exuberance of their music.
Ken Field, saxophonist and composer
This segment aired on March 3, 2014.