"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, 3/27/2000
Free Radicals is (usually) an instrumental band featuring unsmooth jazz, anarchist funk and old school dub. We're into playing free shows, freeing our minds, free-jazz, freestyle rap and political freedom but we're not into the injustices committed in the name of free trade or living near freeways (even though we do). We have opened for the Sun Ra Arkestra, Rebirth Brass Band, and Frankie Goes to Hollywood, among others, and successfully played a 24 hour concert for charity.
Our CDs feature more than 50 musicians collaborating, struggling, jamming, protesting, and celebrating.