PROVINCETOWN – What a nice surprise it was to be walking down Commercial Street and see Rikki Bates, the great longtime drummer of the now defunct Incredible Casuals, standing outside The Club getting ready to go in and play a gig with Ken Field’s Revolutionary Funk.
We had to go in.
The four piece band fronted by saxophone player Field, included Bates on drums, Trevor Pearson on bass, and Colin Bradley on the classic Hammond B3 organ with Leslie 122 rotating speaker.
Field is a composer, saxophonist, flautist and percussionist. He is involved in several projects including the Revolutionary Snake Ensemble, which he leads. He has composed a number of pieces for Sesame Street. And he performed on the best song written about the pandemic, Chandler Travis’ “What I Want.”
Every week at very cool venue, The Club, you can see Field perform with a revolving slate of musicians.
Here is the band performing a Field original, “Planktitude.” According to Bates, the definition of planktitude is “a measure or act of total stupidity.”
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