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Snarky Puppy - groundUP - out on Ropeadope Records

Snarky Puppy groundUP
Snarky Puppy - groundUP
(CD/DVD combo) Ropedope RAD-183, 2012-03-27

Snarky Puppy’s 5th album was recorded and filmed live in HD around a 40-person audience, in a studio the band built in a Brooklyn warehouse in 3 days! They brought in 20 musicians and played 6 sets over 3 nights and gathered 8 of the best takes on a combo CD/DVD, which is as much an album as it is a documentary movie about the recording and how it happened. Led by bassist/composer Michael League, and featuring Robert "Sput" Searight on drums (God's Property, Snoop Dogg) and Shaun Martin on keys (Kirk Franklin, Erykah Badu), as well as young organ prodigy Cory Henry (Kenny Garrett, Kim Burell) and multi-instrumentalist Louis Cato (Marcus Miller, Q-Tip, George Duke) among others, Snarky Puppy play a unique and mesmerizing kind of instrumental jazz, with nods to funk and rock, blending composition and improvisation like the best jambands out there. They're currently on tour in Europe, tonite Apr 11 in Edinburgh, friday Apr 13 in Brussels and this sunday Apr 15 at Le Nouveau Casino in Paris, and we strongly recommend you check them out on stage. The ending of Binky is our favorite part (35:40 on the DVD, 4th track, 7:05 on the CD), showcasing a dark funk side of the band, we won't forget to play this in an upcoming mix… Another tour-de-force of jazz eclectism is Young Stuff, we've featured the video below and hope to see many of our French followers on Sunday at Le Nouveau Casino!

Snarky Puppy groundUP
Snarky Puppy - groundUP
(CD/DVD combo) Ropedope RAD-183, 2012-03-27

Tracklisting :
01. Things of Gold 6:25
02 Bent Nails 5:03
03. Minjor 5:24
04. Binky 9:38
05. Mr. Montauk 5:53
06. Like A Light 4:48
07. Young Stuff 9:02
08. Quarter Master 8:45

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Chapter One of the special features, from the Snarky Puppy GroundUP DVD. The band talks of life on the road.

Snarky Puppy - Young Stuff

Snarky Puppy - Thing of Gold


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