Free Radicals is a horn-driven instrumental dance band with a commitment to peace and justice, and is the 10 time winner for "Best Jazz" in the Houston Press Music Awards. |
Our new CD "The Freedom Fence" won the 2012 Houston Press Award for Best CD, and is available at CD Baby, and iTunes. See our current band members and guests.
"Every year or so, Houston produces an album that deserves to be remembered as a historical document as much as a piece of music… in 2012 Free Radicals' The Freedom Fence can't help but take that honor. Topical in more ways than one, it addresses one of the 21st century's flashpoint issues — borders — in a multitude of languages and genres: Salsa, dub, klezmer, Afrobeat, jazz, blues, rock and rap, among others. It may span the globe, but Freedom Fence doesn't shut out local inner-city gentrification ("Third Ward Not for Sale") and the hospital that has treated so many uninsured local musicians ("Ben Taub Blues")." -- Houston Press
"The horn-heavy, continually evolving collective Free Radicals produces a wildly eclectic fusion that has as many influences as there are items in the Houston, Texas, pawnshop in which they honed their sound during all-night jam sessions." - The New Yorker
"This album is a musical melting pot that you will want to play on repeat." - Free Press Houston