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foper
Mar 07 2014
at 10:46 AM
I don’t know if many of you have heard this mass of talent, but Snarky Puppy is really cutting some interesting jazz teeth. Here is one of the most recent: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=fuhHU_BZXSk
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tiny_tim
May 10 2014
at 6:18 AM
Bookmark and Share I saw the Pupz 06 May at the La Scala (Kings Cross) in London with a large group of confirmed jazzheads....SP just blew us all away.....details galore both macro and micro, and the change of directions/inflections/surprises within the charts was superb. If you have a chance to see them live, do please go. This is the second time I saw them live, since over a year, and they’ve raised their game again. Also there was a meet and great afterwards, and they were all very gracious. Such a good audience demographics of people too and lots of head bobbing and hootin’ n hollerin’ n clappin’ after their superb solos.
foper
Apr 17 2014
at 6:38 PM
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cheesemaker
Apr 17 2014
at 3:03 PM
Bookmark and Share Already we’ve got a big group going to the roundhouse gig purely on the basis of this posting , everyone loves them. Hats off to Foper for the posting (whoever you may be!)
jazziz22
Apr 16 2014
at 1:02 AM
Bookmark and Share I agree foper ... they are contagious, when you start listening to them it’s hard to stop, plus you can see how much they enjoy playing together ... there is a tune on theie latest CD, "We Like It Here", called Kite that reminds me of something Pat would have written/played, even my 9 year said to me that that song reminds him of Pat Metheny ... Great group, looking forward to their next 2 CD/DVD’s later this year, the first with the 52 piece Metropole Orchestra this month, than later this year the next installment in their Family Dinner series ...
foper
Apr 15 2014
at 3:47 PM
Bookmark and Share Jazziz… I don’t know if they did this because it was a challenge or just a last minute decision, but to be able to throw something together like this shows the incredible talent they are. And that drummer slipped right in like he belonged from the beginning. Even though much of the music is just jamming to some chord changes, then off-beats and time sigs are things that require tons of practice. These are the kinds of things I hear in TWU. I wonder how much rehearsal went into that.
jazziz22
Apr 15 2014
at 6:00 AM
Bookmark and Share Been listening/watching their DVD’s and when you hear the story behind the latest CD/Live DVD, "We Like It Here", you appreciate these guys even more ... They arrive at the studio’s in Holland on Thursday and Michael League has yet to compose any music for the new CD/DVD scheduled to be recorded the following Monday, so he immediately starts writing the songs ... on top of this their drummer, Sput, is unable to make it to Holland ... so not only do they need to write/learn the new material they don’t have a drummer, well to cut a long story short, they rehearse for 4 days without a drummer, but the replacement drummer Larnel arrives 2 hours before the recording session ... well the rest is history ... the CD/DVD is incredible, it sounds like they had been playing these songs for months/years ... what a group!
eysikal
Mar 22 2014
at 5:58 PM
Bookmark and Share I believe they are slated to record a live album with the Metropole Orkest
tiny_tim
Mar 22 2014
at 4:14 PM
Bookmark and Share Hi Cheesemaker, this is a fine part of this site...humans that care and share great music, whether the live good gig, recordings, articles...all good. Tiny
Willbur
Mar 22 2014
at 2:57 PM
Bookmark and Share Thanks, foper, j21, et al....with recs like these, I’ll have to check SP out.
cheesemaker
Mar 22 2014
at 3:16 AM
Bookmark and Share I’ve been waiting a long time to find a new group of musicians who can successfully combine my love of both progressive music and jazz, and thanks to this forum posting I’ve finally found them. SP are a revelation. We like them so much that a group of us have bought tickets for the Roundhouse show next winter! Thanks all for the heads-up on this band!
jazziz22
Mar 21 2014
at 4:59 AM
Bookmark and Share Couldn’t agree more with what has been said ... been listening to them for about 2 weeks now, purchased their last 3 CD’s ... they have become my favorite group, so versatile and not afraid to try any style - we need more artist like this ... love the YouTube video’s ... SP’s Facebook page mentioned they have a DVD coming out - Great Band!
HAMBONE
Mar 19 2014
at 9:28 AM
Bookmark and Share I just checked them out and really dig their music, especially Quarter Master...the puppies go to NOLA. Very Cool. And the drummer Robert Searight is excellant.
tiny_tim
Mar 17 2014
at 6:47 AM
Bookmark and Share UT05656, yep brought up on all you said, immersed in it, and I am absolutely BLOWN AWAY by this chart....
UT05656
Mar 16 2014
at 3:39 PM
Bookmark and Share Be careful if you check these folks out. They’ll suck you in. I first heard them on Friday afternoon and ended up devoting most of the weekend listening over & over to their back catalog. Some of the themes are achingly beautiful, and anyone brought up on prog rock will love the synths. Moog + talkbox! If you have a soul, this will floor you. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=kDXnPfA_5pY
METHenyaddicted
Mar 16 2014
at 12:22 PM
Bookmark and Share Pat likes Snarky P and Snarky P likes Pat.
yossarian
Mar 12 2014
at 7:39 PM
Bookmark and Share Great band
Oystein
Mar 12 2014
at 7:20 AM
Bookmark and Share Brilliant band! SP has been on my playlist for the last year or so. For you guys, who obiously enjoy quality music, I would recommend lending ear to the band Phat Phunction. Funky soul with a twist of Tower of Power horns and Steely Dan chops. Check out "Real Life: High Fidelity"
foper
Mar 09 2014
at 1:18 PM
Bookmark and Share js… For reasons you probably understand, I had to stay away; but I have been lurking. I think SP is going to be big. They are some of the most talented musicians I’ve seen come along in a very long time. I happen to favor ‘Binky’ from the ‘GroundUp’ release. But this new album surpasses anything I’ve heard them do yet. They cover every kind of sound from the ‘70s to today. I love their use of complex rhythms and time signatures. I love music that creates unpredictability. SP fills so many things I look for in music.
tiny_tim
Mar 09 2014
at 8:26 AM
Bookmark and Share Yep, the Pupz have been on my radar for 3 years and saw them live for the first time at the Koko/London March 2013- amazing gig and energy from them and the reciprocating audience.... They have gone from strength to strength, these North Texas State Univ. Lab Band graduates (Lyle is an alumnus of NTSU’s famous "1 o’clock" Lab band...). They’re charts are terrific and live they are one of the tightest groovn’-ist funkiest groups you’ll ever hear. They can segue breezily within a chart like its nobody’s biz... They just won a Grammy for best RnB. They are all great, but "Sput" on the drum kit really lays down the law, and Cory Henry on electrix keyz, a wunderkind....Try this chart, "Binky", they’ve taken it to an amazing new place, and one which says it all about Snarly Puppy’s vision....... http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=fDRGh4Rus70
jsjj21
Mar 08 2014
at 4:48 PM
Bookmark and Share foper!! - yeah, love these guys! "Thing Of Gold" has such a cool vibe to it! Glad to see ya again!
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