Circadian Rhythm Kings
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Circadian Rhythm Kings

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"the Circadian Rhythm Kings"

The biological rhythm of day and night is called the circadian rhythm. The Circadian Rhythm Kings is a band which has not stolen its name : they bring highly rhythmic free bop, free funk, free jazz or whatever you name it, alternately, but which immediately appeal to you biological system, and at times it's hard to keep from dancing along. Most pieces are based on a regular beat, but some, as "The Early Worm", are more abstract work-outs, with all instruments more focused on creating an abstract soundscape. The band consists of Andrew Hickman on tenor sax and indigenous wind instruments, Ken Field on alto sax and flute, Todd Brunel on clarinet and bass clarinet, John Funkhouser on double bass and Gary Fieldman on drums. The music is excellent, even really beautiful at times, with bluesy ("The Pen") and sometimes even middle-eastern influences ("Escape Goat"), but the band is at its best when they funk like hell, like on the last two tracks, on which the front-line of the three reeds creates lots of variation and intertwining melodies and counterpoint, while bass and drums create a beat seldom heard in such an otherwise free environment. Fans of Exploding Customer and The Fully Celebrated Orchestra will surely enjoy this one too.


The album: "Circadian Rhythm Kings" has been released on the Innova label and is available for digital download on Itunes and other online resources.



Innova recording artists, the Circadian Rhythm Kings are a jam band that is made of some of Boston's finest jazz musicians and composers. Each member of this band is a hard working freelance musician and artist who come together to let go of all musical preconceptions. The end result is genre defying music that draws listeners in and gets them moving. Influences include Weather Report John Coltrane, Mahivishnu Orchestra, Miles Davis, Edgar Varese and Igor Stravinski. We started playing at an art gallery series called the Subconscious Cafe, moved next door to an Irish bar and have made appearances at the International Woodwind Festival, the Boston Music Festival and local Boston establishment the Beehive. Free spirited funk and jazz woven together by a diverse stream of sonic fire.