Tuesday, 11 December 2012

Tuesdays got Talent XI

Today it's time for a bit jazzy / funky / go with the flow-ish kind of talented group named Snarky Puppy.
Snarky Puppy is a 7 piece improvising Jazz / Funk / R&B group led by bassist, composer and producer Michael League. Formed in Denton, Texas in 2004, the band features a collective of nearly 30 musicians, referred to as "The Fam" on their recordings and tours. The musicians perform on a variety of instruments including guitars, keyboards, saxophones, brass, percussion and strings. First take a look at their recording of "Things of Gold" from their fifth album "Ground Up" it's recorded live in the studio in front of a 40 person audience without any overdubs. Snarky Puppy's leader, Michael League, was interviewed and written about in the 2010 book release "The New Face of Jazz: An intimate look at today's living legends and the artists of tomorrow" by Cicily Janus. The author cites League's self-termed music as "jafunkadansion" :) for its genre-bending qualities of instrumental and dance music. Cicily Janus also comments the "group Snarky Puppy is one of the most inventive in sound and funk since Maynard Ferguson's fusion years." Here's the song "Young Stuff" Here you can listen to the entire 8 track album or download it, enjoy!

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