New-jazz ensemble combining brass band, New Orleans early jazz, funk, and composed 'new music' ala Carla Bley into a satisfying pastiche! RSE consists of alto sax, trumpet, trombone, tenor sax, acoustic bass & two drummers. Imaginative arrangements of traditional tunes and standards and even a 'cover' of Billy Idol's "White Wedding" (that is hilarious, by the way!) make up the lion's share of the album but it is the four original tunes by leader/altoist Ken Field that really shine! Fans of well-played jazz ensemble music as well as world musics and 'roots' jazz will find "Forked Tongue" a really appealing listen.