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Ken Field

Ken Field is a saxophonist, flautist, percussionist, and composer. Since 1988 he has been a member of the internationally acclaimed electrified modern music ensemble Birdsongs of the Mesozoic, with whom he has recorded eight CDs. Field leads the

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Birdsongs of the Mesozoic - Triassic Tour

Birdsongs of the Mesozoic - Triassic Tour

From July 24 - 30, Birdsongs of the Mesozoic, featuring founding member Roger Miller (of Mission of Burma), will be playing five East Coast shows in support of the recent 2-CD release Dawn of the Cycads on Cuneiform Records. This package contains their complete recordings plus unreleased material for the Boston-based Ace of Hearts Records (Mission ...

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Birdsongs of the Mesozoic - Triassic Tour 2009

Birdsongs of the Mesozoic - Triassic Tour 2009

From July 24 - 30, Birdsongs of the Mesozoic, featuring founding member Roger Miller (of Mission of Burma), will be playing five East Coast shows in support of the recent 2-CD release Dawn of the Cycads on Cuneiform Records. This package contains their complete recordings plus unreleased material for the Boston-based Ace of Hearts Records (Mission ...

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Birdsongs of the Mesozoic: Dawn of the Cycads: The Complete Ace of Heart's Recordings (1983-1987)

Read "Dawn of the Cycads: The Complete Ace of Heart's Recordings (1983-1987)" reviewed by AAJ Italy Staff

Nel 1980 due componenti del noto gruppo rock americano Mission of Burma decisero di iniziare un side-project nsul versante del rock progressivo e sperimentale. Erano il tastierista Roger Miller e il chitarrista Martin Swope. Con loro si misero all'opera altri due tastieristi: Rick Scott ed Erik Lindgren. I quattro giovani musicisti iniziarono a suonare con questa strana formazione nei ...

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Birdsongs of the Mesozoic: The Iridium Controversy

Read "The Iridium Controversy" reviewed by AAJ Staff

A professed “aural pangaea," the latest effort by Boston's Birdsongs of the Mesozoic certainly conjoins more than its share of musical continents. The quartet features personnel first documented on 1995's Dancing on A'A, plus five additional guests who mostly round out the percussion department. Notably present is ex-Mission of Burma icon Roger Miller (piano on two ...

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Birdsongs of the Mesozoic: Dancing on A'A

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Dancing on A'A documents the improvising quartet Birdsongs of the Mesozoic early in their second decade. It's highly unusual for a group of improvisers to stick together for over 20 years, but this is hardly an average group. While other stable musical units might doggedly pursue the same style to perfection, Birdsongs aims for the anti-style. ...

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Birdsongs Of The Mesozoic: Petrophonics

Read "Petrophonics" reviewed by Glenn Astarita

With their 10th recording titled Petrophonics, Boston Massachusetts based “Birdsongs Of The Mesozoic” have perhaps achieved the pinnacle of mastery with this truly superb newly released effort. Here, pianist/composer Erik Lindgren and woodwind specialist Ken Field cap off a string of successful solo ventures as the duo realigns with guitarist Michael Bierylo and synthesizer ace Rick ...