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Posted By: darc68 Snarky Puppy - 06/11/11 09:40 AM
Vintage Synths, Piano`s, Nord Leads, Hammonds and a Violin w/ distortion all used by a
Great new group a friend of mine posted on FB yesterday. Its refreshing to hear such great new music. "Slow Burn" Is the name of the song.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=67PMG2nVs4k&feature=player_embedded
Posted By: David R Re: Snarky Puppy - 06/11/11 10:22 AM
These guys are amazing. I've seen them live a bunch over the past few years. Bassist/composer/leader Michael League is a phenomenal musician.
Posted By: Cygnus64 Re: Snarky Puppy - 06/11/11 10:26 AM
thu thu
Posted By: darc68 Re: Snarky Puppy - 06/11/11 10:31 AM
Where are they From David R? What`s thier live line-up I wonder? I`d imagine bringing the entire group out is a major event.
Posted By: eric Re: Snarky Puppy - 06/11/11 10:36 AM
Wow I love it. Thanks for sharing!
Posted By: David R Re: Snarky Puppy - 06/11/11 10:45 AM
If I remember correctly, they're all a bunch of North Texas grads. Michael and Zach Brock live in Brooklyn, not sure how many other guys are NY-based these days. Last time I saw them the line up was:
Drums, perc, bass, guitar, keys, 2 saxes & trumpet, and Zach sat in with them on violin.

Zach's trio, The Magic Number, was opening for them throughout the tour - check out www.zachbrock.com.
Posted By: Joe Muscara Re: Snarky Puppy - 06/11/11 10:52 AM
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Snarky_puppy

Quote:
Snarky Puppy is a Brooklyn-based instrumental fusion band 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. Many of the current and former band members were once students at the University of North Texas.[1]

The band released their debut album "Live at Uncommon Ground" in 2005 and began touring extensively after their second album "The Only Constant" in 2006. Snarky Puppy's first four albums were released under Sitmom Records. Their fifth album, "Tell Your Friends" was released in 2010 under Ropeadope.[2][3]

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.[4][5] 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."


Thanks for sharing that, David!
Posted By: Dana. Re: Snarky Puppy - 06/11/11 11:11 AM
My first thought: is that Larry Young on the Hammond? The likeness is uncanny.
Posted By: New&Improv Re: Snarky Puppy - 06/11/11 02:34 PM
Nice stuff! My old band was going to do a couple of shows with them, but their NW tour at the time didn't work out. Seemed like the touring version of the band was smaller. Great players.
Posted By: Adan Re: Snarky Puppy - 06/11/11 03:49 PM
Just when I thought I'd counted all the musicians, the violinist appears . . .

The sound reminds me of some of Lenny White's groups.
Posted By: Moonglow Re: Snarky Puppy - 06/11/11 04:03 PM
Don't those kids have anything better to do? grin




That was really cool, thanks!
Posted By: MAJUSCULE Re: Snarky Puppy - 06/11/11 06:48 PM
Great stuff, couldn't help following the YouTube links to several more tunes!
Posted By: Jim Alfredson Re: Snarky Puppy - 06/11/11 07:10 PM
Killer band. I'm a fan. Thanks for posting!
Posted By: ABECK Re: Snarky Puppy - 06/11/11 07:17 PM
3 keyboard players! Love it. Sounds great when they are all in the pocket towards the end.
Posted By: darc68 Re: Snarky Puppy - 06/11/11 07:45 PM
I think there`s actually 4 KBs. The guy on the Korg MS,The Hammond Player, The Piano player behind him but also if you look behind the Moog player I belive there`s a guy playing a grand piano in an isolated room. He doesn`t play in th begining but at about 6 mins. he`s playing for sure.
Defenately one hell of a Big Recording Studio. Even the extra people in the room have a set of cans on. That doesn`t begin to count the seperate monitor mixes they all have.
Posted By: mikecorbett Re: Snarky Puppy - 06/12/11 04:09 AM
Awesome!
Posted By: ABECK Re: Snarky Puppy - 06/12/11 08:15 AM
Originally Posted By: darc68
That doesn`t begin to count the seperate monitor mixes they all have.

Looks like they are using a personal headphone mix system. So, everyone has control over their own mix, to a dregee. However, even in the biggest studios, there are still a limited number of sends you can use for cue mixes.
Posted By: frogmonkey Re: Snarky Puppy - 06/12/11 11:44 AM
Nasty! They were just in town for the jazz festival, but I missed them.
Posted By: Cliffk Re: Snarky Puppy - 06/12/11 02:33 PM
Great stuff, strong groove!
Posted By: Seannn Re: Snarky Puppy - 06/12/11 02:58 PM
That stuff's pretty funky, I'm like it! Thanks for sharing. thu
Posted By: RichieP_MechE Re: Snarky Puppy - 04/23/12 10:25 PM
I've become a pretty big fan of these guys since this thread was posted. Awesome band.

Anyways, they have a new album out and there's some great new tunes/videos on youtube:

This tune features a killer hammond solo:





Some moog-y goodness in this one





And this one is a blast!

Posted By: Bridog6996 Re: Snarky Puppy - 04/24/12 07:53 AM
Definitely seen this name before, but I don't know if I had heard their stuff. I really dig it! I've seen Zack Brock live a few times, and he's a bad mofo.
Posted By: tucktronix Re: Snarky Puppy - 04/24/12 07:57 AM
thu thu
Posted By: ProfD Re: Snarky Puppy - 04/24/12 09:34 AM
It is great to see and hear a young, talented collective. Corey Henry is playing B3 with the band nowadays. He's a bad mofo. thu cool
Posted By: MAJUSCULE Re: Snarky Puppy - 04/24/12 04:35 PM
New album sounds good! I may be able to catch them, or at least Michael League this summer. Hoping it comes through! cool
Posted By: Sven Golly Re: Snarky Puppy - 04/24/12 07:38 PM
Originally Posted By: ABECK
Originally Posted By: darc68
That doesn`t begin to count the seperate monitor mixes they all have.

Looks like they are using a personal headphone mix system. So, everyone has control over their own mix, to a dregee. However, even in the biggest studios, there are still a limited number of sends you can use for cue mixes.


They're using the Mytek Private Q system:



12 channels (8 mono + 2 stereo) to mix as you'd like for your own headphone mix.
Posted By: Jim Alfredson Re: Snarky Puppy - 04/24/12 09:36 PM
Personal headphone systems are so expensive. That Private Q system is around $6k with five mixers. Yikes! The Aviom is not much cheaper.

I had a second hand Rolls system but it's only 1 stereo and 4 mono channels. But hey, for a trio it works pretty well.
Posted By: RichieP_MechE Re: Snarky Puppy - 08/03/13 01:40 PM
Finally had the opportunity to see these guys last night. Incredible to say the least. Off-the-charts musicianship, ridiculously tight arrangements.

Whatever the price of admission is, I guarantee that it is completely worth it!
Posted By: FJR Re: Snarky Puppy - 08/03/13 05:26 PM
Originally Posted By: Jim Alfredson
Personal headphone systems are so expensive. That Private Q system is around $6k with five mixers. Yikes! The Aviom is not much cheaper.


I was going to look into this system sometime:

P16

Bummed that the mixers are not bus powered...


Back on topic: Great Band!!! Nice find!
Posted By: icarusi Re: Snarky Puppy - 08/03/13 07:39 PM
There's some actual live stuff (vs their 'live' recordings) that got a radio play recently. Also 2-3 members did some stuff with others to come up with some work to perform within a day at the Manchester Jazz Festival. Don't know if that's been recorded, but AFAIK it was re-performed recently with the same line-up.
Posted By: meccajay Re: Snarky Puppy - 08/04/13 01:28 AM
As much as I've love SP over the years, and as happy as I am that they're finally getting there props, all I can say is...

Damn, now the secret is out!

Feels funny seeing the band you've turned dozens of people onto suddenly blowin' up like this.. Feels good though! And while Im on a keyboard forum talking about Snarky, I gotta say Shaun Martin is the hottest, nastiest, bad-asseded keyboard wrecka in the country!! Although I do love what Corey has brought to the table recently too.

What's new for SP? According to Michael League on there last show in Atlanta, they have an album coming out this year or early next year which features many of the incredible vocalists that have sat in with them over the years. Something like that could possibly turn them into the next EW&F.

When they were here this spring, they played for 2 nights.. One night was all instrumental, the next night featured Atlanta vocalists...AMAZING!! In addition to that there's another instrumental live album in the works!! Can't wait!!

Guys, GO SEE THEM LIVE... IT WILL CHANGE YOUR LIFE!!
Posted By: MAJUSCULE Re: Snarky Puppy - 08/04/13 05:11 AM
Originally Posted By: meccajay
And while Im on a keyboard forum talking about Snarky, I gotta say Shaun Martin is the hottest, nastiest, bad-asseded keyboard wrecka in the country!!


One of my all-time favourite keyboard solos, bar none is at 5:20.



cool cool cool

I actually had to look through my old posts to make sure I hadn't posted about it in the previous lives of the thread. I tend to yammer on about this one, and the album in general.
Posted By: hurricane hugo Re: Snarky Puppy - 08/04/13 07:40 PM
I read this thread's title as "Skinny Puppy."
Posted By: RichieP_MechE Re: Snarky Puppy - 02/17/14 03:18 PM
New album from these guys drops next week! I'm excited.

Here's the first song they've released. More to follow over the coming weeks.

Posted By: simajanpa Re: Snarky Puppy - 02/17/14 04:03 PM
They are like an extremely funky Steely Dan. Super tight and great soloing on any given instrument.
Been my favorites for quite some time now.
Truthfully I don't listen to a lot of different stuff, but do these guys have any peers in this style?

Paul
Posted By: MAJUSCULE Re: Snarky Puppy - 02/17/14 04:57 PM
Originally Posted By: RichieP_MechE
New album from these guys drops next week! I'm excited.

Here's the first song they've released. More to follow over the coming weeks.



I actually can't keep up. I don't understand how quickly they work. Seems like they put out two albums a year while touring 8-9 months a year. And then a bunch of them still manage to have side projects. Ridiculous.
Posted By: nadroj Re: Snarky Puppy - 02/17/14 07:21 PM
New album is exciting, thanks for that.

Seen then live twice in 2 days, they played once then did a secret show in a tiny club the following night, was life changing. I'm playing Ready Wednesday for a recital in May. Dem rhythms be workin' me hard. Not to mention that solo at around 5.40. Ouch.

Posted By: Joe Muscara Re: Snarky Puppy - 02/17/14 07:45 PM
Originally Posted By: RichieP_MechE
New album from these guys drops next week! I'm excited.

Here's the first song they've released. More to follow over the coming weeks.

Good grief that's a lot of headphone outs! laugh
Posted By: RichieP_MechE Re: Snarky Puppy - 02/17/14 07:52 PM
Originally Posted By: MAJUSCULE
I actually can't keep up. I don't understand how quickly they work. Seems like they put out two albums a year while touring 8-9 months a year. And then a bunch of them still manage to have side projects. Ridiculous.

Seriously. And they've been keeping up this record/touring schedule for like the last 5 years freak
Posted By: RichieP_MechE Re: Snarky Puppy - 02/17/14 08:57 PM
Originally Posted By: simajanpa
Truthfully I don't listen to a lot of different stuff, but do these guys have any peers in this style?

The Funky Knuckles have kind of a similar vibe.
Posted By: RichieP_MechE Re: Snarky Puppy - 02/24/14 02:38 PM
I heard this song for the first time when I saw these guys live for the first time ever last summer.

As they ripped into this song to start the show, my friend and I looked at each other, our reaction summed up as "Holy sh*t!!!"

Hearing this studio version for the same time, my reaction is the same! rawk

Posted By: Dreamchilde Re: Snarky Puppy - 02/24/14 02:47 PM
Friend of mine just turned me on to The Motet. Great band, and the same kind of vibe.

Posted By: Music*aL Re: Snarky Puppy - 02/25/14 01:59 AM
Originally Posted By: RichieP_MechE
I heard this song for the first time when I saw these guys live for the first time ever last summer.

As they ripped into this song to start the show, my friend and I looked at each other, our reaction summed up as "Holy sh*t!!!"

Hearing this studio version for the same time, my reaction is the same! rawk


Just freaking unbelievable chops for such young 'uns...

aL
Posted By: Dreamchilde Re: Snarky Puppy - 02/25/14 02:40 PM
New record out today.


Posted By: RichieP_MechE Re: Snarky Puppy - 02/25/14 02:41 PM
The album is here! You can preview it at the link below. Lingus features an awesome keyboard solo by Cory Henry.

We Like it Here by Snarky Puppy
Posted By: Dreamchilde Re: Snarky Puppy - 02/25/14 03:22 PM
Originally Posted By: RichieP_MechE
The album is here! You can preview it at the link below. Lingus features an awesome keyboard solo by Corey Henry.

We Like it Here by Snarky Puppy


Beat you by one minute. :-P
Posted By: RichieP_MechE Re: Snarky Puppy - 02/25/14 03:54 PM
Originally Posted By: Dreamchilde
Originally Posted By: RichieP_MechE
The album is here! You can preview it at the link below. Lingus features an awesome keyboard solo by Cory Henry.

We Like it Here by Snarky Puppy


Beat you by one minute. :-P

razz grin
Posted By: Dreamchilde Re: Snarky Puppy - 02/25/14 04:16 PM
Originally Posted By: RichieP_MechE
Originally Posted By: Dreamchilde
Originally Posted By: RichieP_MechE
The album is here! You can preview it at the link below. Lingus features an awesome keyboard solo by Corey Henry.

We Like it Here by Snarky Puppy


Beat you by one minute. :-P

razz grin


Just listened to Lingus. HOLY BALLSACKS. I wonder if Cory was playing the Roli on that solo.

Posted By: MAJUSCULE Re: Snarky Puppy - 02/25/14 04:45 PM
Checking it out now. This shit is insane. What is with today? I'm starting a thread on today.
Posted By: RichieP_MechE Re: Snarky Puppy - 03/02/14 07:10 PM
Originally Posted By: Dreamchilde
Just listened to Lingus. HOLY BALLSACKS. I wonder if Cory was playing the Roli on that solo.


So the DVD arrived the other day and I finally had a chance to watch it. The Rhodes sound is coming from a Kronos, and the synth?

It's a King Korg shocked shocked shocked

The instrument so maligned here on the KC for its crappy action.

Just goes to show: its not the gear, its the player. cool
Posted By: Steve Nathan Re: Snarky Puppy - 03/02/14 07:42 PM
Is it just me, or does this guy look (and move) like Rai Thistlewayte ??

Posted By: Doerfler Re: Snarky Puppy - 03/03/14 01:09 AM
Originally Posted By: RichieP_MechE


It's a King Korg shocked shocked shocked

The instrument so maligned here on the KC for its crappy action.

Just goes to show: its not the gear, its the player. cool


I don't think anyone with any sense has ever disputed that "its not the gear, its the player". People complain about the action of Rhodes Piano's everyday. King Korg is just another keyboard in a long line of keyboards with crappy action. Doesn't mean someone can't make music with it though. This is not breaking news.
Posted By: clavjav Re: Snarky Puppy - 03/03/14 06:15 AM
Saw these guys yesterday at Java Jazz Festival. Were incredible! Everything was just so tight. Justin Stanton was mostly playing a Moog Little Phatty Tribute ed. (I think), and possible underneath was a Motif XF7, but couldn't really see. Almost every stage seemed to have Motif's as the stock keyboard of choice, unless players were using their own rigs. Bill Laurence was playing a Rhodes mostly, with a Nord Stage 2 on top. Apart from a pretty cool synth solo by Justin, the keys didn't feature prominently in this gig (Cory Henry was sadly not there).
Posted By: RichieP_MechE Re: Snarky Puppy - 03/03/14 10:55 AM
Originally Posted By: davedoerfler
I don't think anyone with any sense has ever disputed that "its not the gear, its the player". People complain about the action of Rhodes Piano's everyday. King Korg is just another keyboard in a long line of keyboards with crappy action. Doesn't mean someone can't make music with it though. This is not breaking news.

Sure, but sometimes I think we all get a little caught up in complaining about gear when we actually should be practicing laugh



Originally Posted By: clavjav
Saw these guys yesterday at Java Jazz Festival. Were incredible! Everything was just so tight. Justin Stanton was mostly playing a Moog Little Phatty Tribute ed. (I think), and possible underneath was a Motif XF7, but couldn't really see. Almost every stage seemed to have Motif's as the stock keyboard of choice, unless players were using their own rigs. Bill Laurence was playing a Rhodes mostly, with a Nord Stage 2 on top. Apart from a pretty cool synth solo by Justin, the keys didn't feature prominently in this gig (Cory Henry was sadly not there).

Thanks for the gig report! When I saw them, there were no Motifs, so I'm guessing that's probably backline. The Moog LP does seem to be a staple of their keyboard arsenal, though.
Posted By: nickd Re: Snarky Puppy - 03/20/14 07:41 PM
Not to revive a dead thread... but I stumbled upon some live YouTube videos of Snarky Puppy which happen to have Cory Henry's Hammond really loud, so are great to listen to. Maybe just accidentally filmed on a phone in front of the keyboard monitor?

Anywhere here's one:


And the same user has posted lots of other clips from the same gig (also with loud keyboards).

And... just got my ticket today to see Snarky Puppy for the first time on May 4th. Excited!
Posted By: Malpaugh Re: Snarky Puppy - 03/20/14 08:25 PM
They're in Erie PA tonight and it's down the road an hour and tickets are $12...and I'm not going! I know I will regret it but I drove two hours to Buffalo last night for the Metheny Unity Group. Amazing show. But after working a full day I've got nothing left.
Posted By: Rusty Mike Re: Snarky Puppy - 03/20/14 10:13 PM
They're in NYC this coming Saturday and none of my friends can make it. I'm seriously bummed.
Posted By: RichieP_MechE Re: Snarky Puppy - 03/20/14 10:33 PM
Pittsburgh tomorrow, of course I'll be there! Gig report forthcoming.
Posted By: RichieP_MechE Re: Snarky Puppy - 03/22/14 11:40 PM
Last night in a word - amazing.

Opening act was Allison Wedding, an NYC based singer, and friend of Snarky Puppy (she's on their record label). She was accompanied by Bob Lanzetti and Mike League, both on guitar (though about halfway through the set Mike switched to bass). Very impressive vocalist; she's a fantastic improviser.

The Snarky Puppy lineup for the evening was:
Mike - Bass
Bob - guitar
Nate - percussion
Sput - drums
Shaun - keys
Justin - keys and trumpet
Maz - trumpet
Chris - tenor sax and flute

I was right by the stage next to the horn section. All the material came from the last three instrumental albums (Tell Your Friends, Ground Up, and We Like It Here). The set started out slow and gradually got more and more intense. It was great.

Setlist (thanks to tonedeaf who taped the show )

Kite
Bent Nails
Skate U
Tio Macaco
Thing Of Gold
What About Me?
Shofukan
Young Stuff
Quartermaster
Sleeper
Binky > Give Up the Funk (encore)

Chris Bullock played with more intensity than most sax players I've ever seen. Great player. Mike 'Maz' Mayer was a bit more mellow but still played some great lines. Both Chris and Maz have started using a second mic hooked up to a pedal board for a lot of cool effects; they both played them well (A tenor through a Digitech Whammy pedal sounds awesome!)

Shaun Martin is a such a ham and a great player. He really knows how to work a crowd, and a solo as well.

The person that impressed me most was Justin Stanton. He held it down on keys all night, and picked up the trumpet when needed. Great solos from him both on keys and trumpet. As a trumpet player, he really impressed me when he picked up the trumpet for the first time all night and nailed the high B's on the chorus of SkateU (after probably not touching his horn for two hours prior!)

On Quartermaster, guest player and Pittsburgh young lion Brett Williams came up to play keys (keep an ear out for this kid, he's going places, and currently touring with Marcus Miller). He absolutely crushed it. Listen here. You can hear the crowd go crazy as he snuck up onto stage. That's a Kronos rhodes you're hearing.

The encore was Binky which transitioned into big jam on Give Up the Funk. Super fun, the whole audience singing along; it was great. I had a stupid grin on my face the entire time during the entire show; it really was that good.

Last but not least, here are some crappy cell phone pics of the keyboard rigs for the evening:



Shaun Martin's setup. Moog Little Phatty on top, and a Roland Fantom G7 on bottom. The Moog was patched through a talkbox when they played Sleeper. In the foreground is Mike League's Moog Sub Phatty. He ran it through his bass rig (actually disconnected from his P bass and plugged that into his Moog)



Justin Stanton's setup. Roland Juno Di on top, Korg Kronos 61 on bottom. He had a couple effects pedals, but the only one I saw him use was a wah pedal on Bent Nails.

To conclude: if this band is in your town, do not miss them! They really are that good.
Posted By: MAJUSCULE Re: Snarky Puppy - 03/23/14 04:42 AM
Damn, Richie! Sounds awesome! Thanks for the bootleg link, I'm checking it out now. Love the quoting in Bent Nails. I also love how they can strip the band down and still have the tunes sound complete. Great playing and arranging. cool
Posted By: Dreamchilde Re: Snarky Puppy - 03/23/14 10:08 PM
Now THAT's a gig report.
Posted By: hurricane hugo Re: Snarky Puppy - 03/27/14 11:38 AM
Posted By: burningbusch Re: Snarky Puppy - 03/31/14 06:57 PM
I don't think the Lingus video was posted above.



4:20 for the Cory Henry solo.

Busch.
Posted By: RichieP_MechE Re: Snarky Puppy - 03/31/14 07:02 PM
Originally Posted By: burningbusch
I don't think the Lingus video was posted above.



4:20 for the Cory Henry solo.

Busch.

Yeah, they just released this one today.

Everyone needs to listen to this solo. Seriously. It's a harmonic masterpiece.
Posted By: nadroj Re: Snarky Puppy - 03/31/14 07:08 PM
Originally Posted By: RichieP_MechE
Originally Posted By: burningbusch
I don't think the Lingus video was posted above.



4:20 for the Cory Henry solo.

Busch.

Yeah, they just released this one today.

Everyone needs to listen to this solo. Seriously. It's a harmonic masterpiece.


Linked that a couple of days ago in the listening thread, but without the vid from the DVD. Absolutely insane. Love it.

Also in the DVD commentary, they say that they wrote/jammed most of that album in 3 days, and that that drummer in the vid arrived in the studio THAT MORNING without having played with them before.
Posted By: Dreamchilde Re: Snarky Puppy - 03/31/14 08:02 PM
I'm gonna go practice now.
Posted By: johnchop Re: Snarky Puppy - 03/31/14 09:14 PM
I like how Shaun Martin just goes "that's it! I'm out!"

And that's Shaun Martin, who is a bad, bad dude.
Posted By: Rusty Mike Re: Snarky Puppy - 03/31/14 10:49 PM
Originally Posted By: burningbusch
I don't think the Lingus video was posted above.


4:20 for the Cory Henry solo.

Busch.


holy. crap.

I don't know whether to go practice like a fiend or give all my stuff to the Salvation Army.
Posted By: Music*aL Re: Snarky Puppy - 03/31/14 11:27 PM
Originally Posted By: johnchop
I like how Shaun Martin just goes "that's it! I'm out!"

And that's Shaun Martin, who is a bad, bad dude.


Absolutely love his expression, and as you say he shreds!!!

Great video. It's amazing how much more I appreciate the music after watching the video.

These guys are amazing!!

aL
Posted By: MAJUSCULE Re: Snarky Puppy - 04/01/14 01:48 AM
DAMN.
Posted By: simajanpa Re: Snarky Puppy - 04/01/14 09:50 AM
Gee, I happen to have the same last name as Cory, but unfortunately don't have 1/100th of his talent!

Just a pleasure to watch him and this band kill it every time.

Paul Henry
Posted By: Joe Muscara Re: Snarky Puppy - 04/01/14 10:20 AM
Originally Posted By: johnchop
I like how Shaun Martin just goes "that's it! I'm out!"

And that's Shaun Martin, who is a bad, bad dude.
That was pretty hilarious.
Posted By: Sparky2 Re: Snarky Puppy - 04/01/14 10:41 AM
Great idea: perform house concerts but bring a trunk of headphones and a rack of headphone amps instead of a PA!

Mark
Posted By: Doerfler Re: Snarky Puppy - 04/01/14 10:47 AM
Originally Posted By: RichieP_MechE

Everyone needs to listen to this solo. Seriously. It's a harmonic masterpiece.


I just listened. I have to agree. thu
Posted By: Jazzooo Re: Snarky Puppy - 04/01/14 11:13 AM
I feel so good to have discovered this group. I'm reminded of some excellent fusion groups from the '70s, such as Friendship (Lee Rittenour, Don Grusin, Ernie Watts, Alex Acua, Abe Laboriel and Steve Fisher), and then later Flim and the BBs, and even some of Dave Grusin's early projects...where you have high level musicians playing interesting melodic music that managed to be both challenging and accessible at the same time.
Posted By: ProfD Re: Snarky Puppy - 04/01/14 12:23 PM
Cory Henry made a name for himself tearing it up on the Gospel circuit several years ago. It is great that he was able to join a band that allows him to showcase his chops to a different audience.

IMO, Michael League deserves a lot of credit for coming up with Snarky Puppy. They are the ultimate jam band in terms of giving a diverse group of musicians an outlet to really play. cool
Posted By: Dreamchilde Re: Snarky Puppy - 04/01/14 01:34 PM
I know the beginning of the tune is living in 5/4 and double time 5/4. What the hell time signature are they in when Corey's solo starts? And the whole trading with the horns at the end. I can't seem to find the one. Help?
Posted By: RichieP_MechE Re: Snarky Puppy - 04/01/14 01:56 PM
Originally Posted By: Dreamchilde
I know the beginning of the tune is living in 5/4 and double time 5/4. What the hell time signature are they in when Corey's solo starts? And the whole trading with the horns at the end. I can't seem to find the one. Help?

Looks like it might actually be in 5/4 the whole time?

Lingus sheet music/transcription (click preview and read what Mike has written about letter I)

Snarky Puppy actually has sheet music for all of their last 3 instrumental albums here Pretty pricey if you want all of them, but you can preview the first 9 or 10 pages for free, and there's actually a lot of great background info about each song in the first couple pages.
Posted By: Dreamchilde Re: Snarky Puppy - 04/01/14 02:02 PM
Originally Posted By: RichieP_MechE
Originally Posted By: Dreamchilde
I know the beginning of the tune is living in 5/4 and double time 5/4. What the hell time signature are they in when Corey's solo starts? And the whole trading with the horns at the end. I can't seem to find the one. Help?

Looks like it might actually be in 5/4 the whole time?

Lingus sheet music/transcription (click preview and read what Mike has written about letter I)

Snarky Puppy actually has sheet music for all of their last 3 instrumental albums here Pretty pricey if you want all of them, but you can preview the first 9 or 10 pages for free, and there's actually a lot of great background info about each song in the first couple pages.


Thanks for this! Can not stop dissecting this tune.
Posted By: Dreamchilde Re: Snarky Puppy - 04/01/14 02:37 PM
Originally Posted By: johnchop
I like how Shaun Martin just goes "that's it! I'm out!"

And that's Shaun Martin, who is a bad, bad dude.


Speaking of, found this nice gem.

Posted By: nadroj Re: Snarky Puppy - 04/01/14 09:01 PM
Originally Posted By: Dreamchilde
Originally Posted By: johnchop
I like how Shaun Martin just goes "that's it! I'm out!"

And that's Shaun Martin, who is a bad, bad dude.


Speaking of, found this nice gem.



I actually saw this a couple of weeks back and thought "You know, I do similar things all the time, but they lack structure. I'll try this."
So for an experiment I've been religiously doing most of those exact exercises before any practice session (sometimes if that's all I have time for that day, that's all I do), and in just 2 weeks I've noticed a definite increase in the fluidity of my playing.
The whole "Do a scale once in crotchets, then quavers, then triplets, then semi-quavers, etc" thing has for some reason been much more effective than just going over major scales once with a metronome.

ALso, speaking of Shaun Martin:
Posted By: RichieP_MechE Re: Snarky Puppy - 04/16/14 02:49 PM
So Snarky Puppy's in Europe right now recording a new album with the Metropole Orchestra. They released a sneak peak from rehearsal today. I can't even. clickety click
Posted By: Christian Cullen Re: Snarky Puppy - 04/17/14 01:24 PM
SP are the best . Corey Henry is one of the most fantastic keyboard players on the planet right now. Shaun Martin is too. Together they are wonder twin powers activated. Wow.
Posted By: 16251 Re: Snarky Puppy - 04/21/14 06:23 PM
Originally Posted By: RichieP_MechE
Originally Posted By: burningbusch
I don't think the Lingus video was posted above.



4:20 for the Cory Henry solo.

Busch.

Yeah, they just released this one today.

Everyone needs to listen to this solo. Seriously. It's a harmonic masterpiece.
I'm late to the party, seriously, that solo is it. The Kronos EP pre-solo sounds great. Someone explain what he's doing harmonically. He makes it look so easy.
Posted By: RichieP_MechE Re: Snarky Puppy - 06/20/14 03:46 PM
The pups are back on tour in the US - first stop tonight is the Pittsburgh JazzLive International Festival!

Pics and gig report will be forthcoming. Also, according to twitter, Cory Henry is playing drums tonight!? I know he is a drummer as well, but filling in for Sput's gotta be pretty nerve-wracking!
Posted By: Doerfler Re: Snarky Puppy - 06/20/14 03:52 PM
Originally Posted By: RichieP_MechE
The pups are back on tour in the US

I have a ticket for next Wednesday's sold out show at "The Hamilton" in sunny downtown DC. 500 person capacity venue, 300 sitting 200 standing. I always stand. Excited about this. thu
Posted By: Dreamchilde Re: Snarky Puppy - 06/20/14 06:19 PM
More Cory Henry goodness.

https://www.facebook.com/photo.php?v=10154360018560145&fref=nf
Posted By: RichieP_MechE Re: Snarky Puppy - 06/20/14 07:39 PM
Good news, fellow fans, there will be a live stream of the show tonight!

Pittsburgh Jazz/Snarky Puppy livestream

Stream goes live at 9:10 PM EDT.

Hopefully the weather holds off. There are currently some storms popping up around the area.
Posted By: JoJoB3 Re: Snarky Puppy - 06/20/14 08:25 PM
Check out Cory Henry on their cut, LINGUS. His solo especially. One of the best of the new on keys/hammond. Cory's for f***in real! Drummer is off the chain.
Posted By: Mark Zeger Re: Snarky Puppy - 06/20/14 11:03 PM
I'm introducing Snarky Puppy Sat 6/21 715pm at the Rochester Int'l Jazz Festival. I can't make their 5:30pm set because I'm playing the festival at 6.
Posted By: Throbert Re: Snarky Puppy - 06/20/14 11:29 PM
Remember the thread awhile ago about Jazz in the US. I can listen to these guys all the time, they're great. Talk about counter and sync, keys are killer.
Posted By: RichieP_MechE Re: Snarky Puppy - 06/21/14 10:44 PM
Another awesome Snarky Puppy concert on the books. The show was held in downtown Pittsburgh on 9th Street between Liberty and Penn Ave. It was like a big 'ol block party.

Lineup for the evening:
Chris Bullock - tenor sax
Evan Weiss - trumpet
Mark Lettieri - guitar
Justin Stanton - keys and trumpet
Nate Werth - percussion
Cory Henry - drums!!!
Mike League - bass

This was the smallest Snarky Puppy lineup I've ever seen. Barely enough bodies to cover all the parts!

Setlist (I might be forgetting a song here)
Binky
What About Me
Shofukan
Young Stuff
Tio Macaco
Whitecap
Quarter Master
Slow Demon (encore)

So the big excitement for the evening was witnessing Cory Henry on drums. He did a great job. It's really not fair how talented he is! He is a very energetic drummer, definitely has a sloppier style than Sput. The tempos definitely seemed to be pushed a few more bpm faster with Cory behind the kit. I didn't think they were going to play What About Me; given the difficulty of the drums on that song I figured that might be a little outside of Cory's ability. But they played it, and he nailed it!

What About Me features a big guitar solo, and I've only heard Bob Lanzetti play it before. Mark definitely brought a totally new vibe to it. Bob's playing is more spacey and avant garde, while Mark made it super funky. I hope a recording of this show turns up online somewhere, though I haven't seen anything yet.

The show went for about 1:40, even though they only played 8 songs. They all lasted in the 10-15 minute range. It's amazing how tight these guys are, hitting stops and different changes without even trying. Though I guess playing hundreds of gigs a year helps out!

Quarter Master seems to be the guest player song; this time world-renowned trumpet player Sean Jones sat in. He killed it, bringing some really high notes you don't usually hear from the usual Snarky Puppy trumpet crew.

Once again, I was blown away by these guys. They definitely are my favorite band.

Here's the only video I've found from last night so far - part of Justin's keyboard solo on Young Stuff


I took my fancy camera with me last night and got some pics - here they are for you to peruse:



Justin's keyboard rig - Rhodes 88, Moog Little Phatty, and a Roland Juno Di



Some sort of stombox next to the LP - not sure what it was or what was patched through it



The Subphatty (only played on during the encore)



The fearless leader!



Evan taking a flugelhorn solo



IMO, Mike is one of the greats of bass face



Cory on the kit



Cory snuck up to play a lick on the Moog between songs



Sean Jones



Of all the members of Snarky Puppy, I feel like I'd get along with Mark the most, based solely on the fact that he's wearing a Cactus shirt
Posted By: Mark Zeger Re: Snarky Puppy - 06/21/14 11:17 PM
I just came home from introducing & seeing them at the Rochester Jazz Festival. Was given a copy of We Like It Here. Similar set list to what's above but we had Lingus as the encore. Jason Marsalis sat in on drums & percussion. Knew every fill and accent. It was between sets of his vibes group.

Richie- Sean Jones is such a great player and a very nice guy. It's great you heard him in such a unique setting.
Posted By: Jonathan Hughes Re: Snarky Puppy - 06/21/14 11:25 PM
Great shots! Just curious what lens were you using?
Posted By: RichieP_MechE Re: Snarky Puppy - 06/21/14 11:36 PM
Originally Posted By: Mark Zeger
I just came home from introducing & seeing them at the Rochester Jazz Festival. Was given a copy of We Like It Here. Similar set list to what's above but we had Lingus as the encore. Jason Marsalis sat in on drums & percussion. Knew every fill and accent. It was between sets of his vibes group.

Richie- Sean Jones is such a great player and a very nice guy. It's great you heard him in such a unique setting.

Yeah, Sean is a cool dude. I did a week long summer jazz camp at Duquesne University after my senior year of high school (2005) when he was still teaching there. He did some sessions with us trumpet players that were really cool. One day he just took us outside, and we sat around on the grass and asked him all kinds of questions about trumpet. I wish I could remember all the stuff he told us that day!

Originally Posted By: Jonathan Hughes
Great shots! Just curious what lens were you using?
Thanks! This is the Canon 70-200mm f/2.8L IS I. My camera body is a Canon 6D.
Posted By: zoooombiex Re: Snarky Puppy - 06/22/14 09:34 PM
Seeing them Tuesday in Columbus - looking forward to it!
Posted By: Doerfler Re: Snarky Puppy - 06/22/14 11:13 PM
Originally Posted By: zoooombiex
Seeing them Tuesday in Columbus - looking forward to it!

excellent. if you have a chance post the lineup after the show so I'll know what to expect on Wednesday night, although that might not matter at all. laugh
Posted By: RudyS Re: Snarky Puppy - 06/23/14 03:57 AM
Originally Posted By: RichieP_MechE

Cory Henry - drums!!!



Why are some guys just TOO talented? Unbelievable...
Posted By: Spider76 Re: Snarky Puppy - 06/23/14 05:41 AM
Finally going to see these guys - they're coming to Italy in July at UmbriaJazz.
It's one of the greatest European jazz festival, for 10 days the beautiful medioeval town of Perugia becames a venue of uninterrupted live music.
Apart from the big names (this year we have Scofield, Bollani, Hancock, Shorter, Monty Alexander, Rubalcaba, Hiromi, Michel Camilo, just to name a few) playing in theatres and arenas, there's music just about everywhere in the streets, bars, restaurants, squares... and out of all this mess, Snarky Puppy were the very first event I bought a ticket for!

Can't wait!!!
Posted By: Spider76 Re: Snarky Puppy - 06/23/14 05:42 AM
and yes, Cory is just annoying... could he be just a little LESS talented, so we mere humans can avoid feeling humiliated?
wink
Posted By: Doerfler Re: Snarky Puppy - 06/26/14 09:00 PM
Originally Posted By: Spider76
Finally going to see these guys - they're coming to Italy in July at Umbria Jazz.

You are in for quite a show. Saw them last night as part of DC Jazz Festival. 8 people on stage. "Sput" back behind the drums allowed Corey Henry to get behind some keyboards. They played two 50 minute sets with a 30 minute break between. No B3 on stage, but Corey spent a lot of time playing a Wurlitzer 200, in addition to his Kronos and a Little Phatty. Jason had his typical setup of a Rhodes Suitcase with a Roland Juno DI on top. Both of those cats can solo like nobody's business. I hadn't heard Corey play a Wurlitzer before, he was channeling some Ray Charles for sure. So much soul. Can't wait to see them again when they get back to the USA from Europe.
Posted By: Spider76 Re: Snarky Puppy - 06/27/14 06:39 AM
Originally Posted By: davedoerfler
Originally Posted By: Spider76
Finally going to see these guys - they're coming to Italy in July at Umbria Jazz.

You are in for quite a show.


I'm sure of it... can't wait!
If I ever move to Brooklyn, Snarky Puppy would be one of the main reasons why!
wink
Posted By: Dreamchilde Re: Snarky Puppy - 08/19/14 02:34 PM
Not the full band, but still...

Posted By: Joe Muscara Re: Snarky Puppy - 08/19/14 02:59 PM
Originally Posted By: Dreamchilde
Not the full band, but still...

So much joy in their playing. twothumbs
Posted By: Doerfler Re: Snarky Puppy - 08/19/14 03:17 PM
Originally Posted By: Joe Muscara
So much joy in their playing. twothumbs


for sure. I'm going to see them again Friday 09/26/14. I've reached out to 4 KC members via PM to hopefully join me. Anyone else going to go let me know via PM. Can't wait. boing
Posted By: Doerfler Re: Snarky Puppy - 11/25/14 10:20 PM
here is a professional video of the show I saw back in June during the DC Jazz Festival. Enjoy!

Posted By: seanl Re: Snarky Puppy - 11/25/14 10:53 PM


Holy crap. I will now STFU and never slag millennials again.

Amazing.
Posted By: MAJUSCULE Re: Snarky Puppy - 11/26/14 04:27 AM
Watched that DC clip and got linked in to this one afterwards.



cool

P.S. Love that What'd I Say tease in the DC clip.
Posted By: nickd Re: Snarky Puppy - 11/26/14 06:19 AM
And thinking about the other current thread on the economics of live music... this picture gives me hope that there's an appetite for gig-going - Snarky Puppy's sold out gig in London last week, 3300 people:

Posted By: Doerfler Re: Snarky Puppy - 11/26/14 01:23 PM
Originally Posted By: MAJUSCULE


P.S. Love that What'd I Say tease in the DC clip.


Corey Henry on the Wurlitzer was my favorite part of the show, part of the reason I was so stoked when I found this video. Dude really channeled some Ray Charles for sure.
Posted By: Tom Brislin Re: Snarky Puppy - 11/26/14 04:42 PM
Super-inspiring. Earlier this year, I taught a semester at a music college in India. So many of the students there were really into Snarky Puppy (all exposure via YouTube). Bob Lanzetti is a friend, and he graciously gave some time to do a Skype Q&A with the students. They got some great insights, as did I. It's nice to see a band go for quality and have it catch on like it continues to.
Posted By: Dave Bryce Re: Snarky Puppy - 11/26/14 05:19 PM
Originally Posted By: Tom Brislin
It's nice to see a band go for quality and have it catch on like it continues to.

No doubt. cool thu

dB
Posted By: RichieP_MechE Re: Snarky Puppy - 02/07/15 07:32 PM
Teaser released today for their next album, on which they collaborated with the Metropole Orchestra. Really excited for this one! And, they're currently in the process of recording Family Dinner Vol. 2. Looks like a good year ahead for the pups!

Posted By: MAJUSCULE Re: Snarky Puppy - 02/07/15 08:06 PM
Very cool. Totally different flavour. Did you catch the Family Dinner 2 teasers on Sput's Instagram? A clip of Cory learning synth lines and a clip of the whole band chanting hypnotically.
Posted By: RichieP_MechE Re: Snarky Puppy - 02/07/15 08:12 PM
Yes I did! The tune Cory was shedding sounds like a Knower tune. I'm especially excited to hear how that one turns out.
Posted By: Doerfler Re: Snarky Puppy - 02/08/15 12:42 AM
Originally Posted By: RichieP_MechE
Teaser released today for their next album,


Model D on top of Corey's Hammond and Model D on top of Justin's Rhodes piano. twothumbs

this can be seen at 00:21

definitely hear Little Phatty at the 2:00 minute mark
Posted By: marczellm Re: Snarky Puppy - 02/08/15 10:59 AM
These guys are freaking revolutionizing jazz and rock'n'roll.
Posted By: Dave Bryce Re: Snarky Puppy - 02/08/15 01:10 PM
This looks so cool. Can't wait to hear it. boing

dB
Posted By: Joe Muscara Re: Snarky Puppy - 02/08/15 03:41 PM
That's really cool. Everyone wearing white is a bit too Polyphonic Spree for me, but I sort of get it and other than that, thu
Posted By: Dave Bryce Re: Snarky Puppy - 02/08/15 04:58 PM
Get this...

Dr. Fortner just gave me the green light to write a story about them for Keyboard. smile

The first Sunday in 2015 without football just became a very happy day. cool twothumbs rawk

dB
Posted By: MAJUSCULE Re: Snarky Puppy - 02/08/15 05:35 PM
twothumbs

What angle are you gonna take? Whole band, individual players? Talk about the gear, the playing, the writing, the touring? I'm stoked!
Posted By: arX Re: Snarky Puppy - 02/08/15 06:02 PM
Originally Posted By: Dave Bryce
Get this...

Dr. Fortner just gave me the green light to write a story about them for Keyboard. smile

The first Sunday in 2015 without football just became a very happy day. cool twothumbs rawk

dB

Nice one, really looking forward to it.
Posted By: Dave Bryce Re: Snarky Puppy - 02/08/15 06:42 PM
Originally Posted By: MAJUSCULE
What angle are you gonna take? Whole band, individual players? Talk about the gear, the playing, the writing, the touring? I'm stoked!

Not sure yet. Of course, definitely, duh, yes, have to and probably....and me too. boing

Might even be fun for me to collect a few questions from you guys to add to my own. cool

dB
Posted By: MAJUSCULE Re: Snarky Puppy - 02/08/15 06:45 PM
Looks like it's gonna be a long story! cool thu
Posted By: Dave Bryce Re: Snarky Puppy - 02/08/15 06:50 PM
Originally Posted By: MAJUSCULE
Looks like it's gonna be a long story! cool thu

I think that's a given. Heck, the amount of keyboards/keyboard players in the band alone mandates that... idk

dB
Posted By: linwood Re: Snarky Puppy - 02/08/15 07:06 PM
This will be a fun interview to read. I'm looking forward to it,too.
Posted By: nickd Re: Snarky Puppy - 02/08/15 07:35 PM
Originally Posted By: Dave Bryce

Might even be fun for me to collect a few questions from you guys to add to my own. cool

dB


Great, looking forward to it.

For questions how about:
1. How does it work out having 2+ keys guys in the band in terms of arrangements, sounds etc?
2. Who chooses gear and sounds?
Posted By: Dave Bryce Re: Snarky Puppy - 02/08/15 07:49 PM
Originally Posted By: nickd
=For questions how about:
1. How does it work out having 2+ keys guys in the band in terms of arrangements, sounds etc?
2. Who chooses gear and sounds?

Those would fall under the obvious questions to ask category... poke grin

In all seriousness, I have no problem coming up with pages full of questions to ask Cory Henry all by himself! Given all the things that can be covered, the biggest challenge will probaly be deciding what needs to be cut by the time I'm done...so any questions that I include from here would have to be something that probably wouldn't occur to me in the course of a normal interview, and will be interested to the readers of Keyboard mag.

At the end of the day, page space is at an optimum, and Steve F will be the ultimate authority on what makes it and what doesn't....so if you're gonna submit a question for consideration, please make it a really good one. cool

Thanks!

dB
Posted By: RichieP_MechE Re: Snarky Puppy - 02/08/15 08:17 PM
Awesome, Dave! Racking my brain for a good question to ask.
Posted By: DanS Re: Snarky Puppy - 02/08/15 08:21 PM
Just got my tickets for Montreal this summer, woo hoo!
Posted By: Doerfler Re: Snarky Puppy - 02/08/15 11:43 PM
Originally Posted By: Dave Bryce
Get this...

Dr. Fortner just gave me the green light to write a story about them for Keyboard. smile

The first Sunday in 2015 without football just became a very happy day. cool twothumbs rawk

dB


excellent news for sure keys
hopefully you will be able to provide us the complete unedited interview at some point
Posted By: Doerfler Re: Snarky Puppy - 02/08/15 11:50 PM
Originally Posted By: DanS
Just got my tickets for Montreal this summer, woo hoo!


lucky you. Nothing scheduled near thin ice at the moment. cry
I did get to see them twice last year both times in small clubs. I'll have to live with those memories for now. laugh
Posted By: RichieP_MechE Re: Snarky Puppy - 03/17/15 10:29 AM
Good news if you live outside of the USA - the first video from Snarky Puppy/Metropole Orchestra collaboration is up on youtube!

Snarky Puppy, Metropole Orkest - Gretel

Tell us American folks how it sounds!
Posted By: Dr88s Re: Snarky Puppy - 03/17/15 10:47 AM
Originally Posted By: DanS
Just got my tickets for Montreal this summer, woo hoo!


ARGH! Didn't know they were coming.

Must must must look into this.


EDIT: Tickets purchased! So glad I saw your post, Dan. Perhaps we can meet up at some point there so I can associate a name with a face?
Posted By: Doerfler Re: Snarky Puppy - 03/17/15 11:55 AM
Originally Posted By: Dr88s
Originally Posted By: DanS
Just got my tickets for Montreal this summer, woo hoo!


ARGH! Didn't know they were coming.

Must must must look into this.


for the interested here's a link to concert dates for 2015
Snarky Puppy Tour

they are playing 2 nights in DC for the annual DC Jazz Festival, same venue they played last year. I am out of town at that time this year, can't make it. facepalm
Posted By: mate stubb Re: Snarky Puppy - 03/17/15 12:10 PM
Apparenty they will get cooties if they come anywhere near the midwest. frown
Posted By: MAJUSCULE Re: Snarky Puppy - 03/17/15 02:28 PM
Hey... So, I've heard mixed reviews about the live show... Dave, I know you loved them. Anyone else want to chime in?

I've heard from some people that the band is much smaller, turns their back on the crowd and just seem generally disorganized or noncommittal. This is from friends of mine and based on several different shows over the last year or two. Anyone care to comment?
Posted By: nadroj Re: Snarky Puppy - 03/17/15 02:42 PM
Depends on the venue. They played two shows here on consecutive nights. Second night was a "secret show" in our tiny jazz bar. Band was considerably smaller than the previous night, but that was a given.

Both times I loved them. There were obviously inside jokes, etc, given some of their interactions on stage, but they never detached themselves from the crowd.

It just looked like a bunch of guys having fun playing a gig, which is what I want to see when I go to a show.
Posted By: Dave Bryce Re: Snarky Puppy - 03/17/15 05:25 PM
Originally Posted By: mate stubb
Apparenty they will get cooties if they come anywhere near the midwest. frown


...or the West Coast. frown

dB
Posted By: Doerfler Re: Snarky Puppy - 03/17/15 05:43 PM
Originally Posted By: MAJUSCULE
Hey... So, I've heard mixed reviews about the live show... Dave, I know you loved them. Anyone else want to chime in?


the touring band is certainly smaller than the teeming millions you see on stage for the videos. Typically, drummer, bass guitar, electric guitar, 2 keyboard players (Justin also plays trumpet), sax, trombone, and percussionist. Both times I saw them were in small venues. The whole concept is that it is supposed to be a revolving group of players around a core group of players. The second time I saw them Corey Henry was not there. Someone else mentioned much earlier in this thread that at one performance Corey was filling in for Sput on drums. This is a talented bunch of cats. I heard from another forum member that it's just not his thing. I can appreciate that. Maybe the "mixed reviews" were from that type of people. I found them to be very engaging with the audience, humble, and happy to be playing the music that they love.
Posted By: Doerfler Re: Snarky Puppy - 03/17/15 05:48 PM
Originally Posted By: mate stubb
Apparenty they will get cooties if they come anywhere near the midwest. frown


They are playing in New Orleans, does that count?
Outside of that show, however, it's strictly East Coast (including Montreal) and Europe.
Posted By: Doerfler Re: Snarky Puppy - 03/17/15 05:56 PM
Originally Posted By: MAJUSCULE
Anyone care to comment?


another comment on the structure. I have seen Snarky Puppy twice and Corey Henry once with his "Funk Apostles" band. There was not a Hammond B3 on stage at any of these appearances. You just never know what a Snarky Puppy show will bring, except that Michael League will be there.
Posted By: MAJUSCULE Re: Snarky Puppy - 03/17/15 05:57 PM
I agree Dave. I think some of these people expected a 30-person touring band, which just isn't feasible. And of course, they are humans, and they may have off nights.

Just thought I'd ask.
Posted By: Dreamchilde Re: Snarky Puppy - 03/17/15 06:28 PM
Originally Posted By: Dave Bryce
Originally Posted By: mate stubb
Apparenty they will get cooties if they come anywhere near the midwest. frown


...or the West Coast. frown

dB


They were just here a couple months ago.

EDIT: last August. Sorry.
Posted By: mate stubb Re: Snarky Puppy - 03/17/15 06:45 PM
Originally Posted By: davedoerfler
Originally Posted By: mate stubb
Apparenty they will get cooties if they come anywhere near the midwest. frown


They are playing in New Orleans, does that count?


Nope. I live over 1000 miles from NO, which is in the Deep South.
Posted By: Doerfler Re: Snarky Puppy - 03/17/15 06:51 PM
Originally Posted By: mate stubb
Originally Posted By: davedoerfler
Originally Posted By: mate stubb
Apparenty they will get cooties if they come anywhere near the midwest. frown


They are playing in New Orleans, does that count?


Nope. I live over 1000 miles from NO, which is in the Deep South.

huh. New Orleans is only 1100 miles from thin ice. Didn't know it was so far from everywhere. laugh
Planning on going there summer 2016. It's on my bucket list.
Posted By: RichieP_MechE Re: Snarky Puppy - 03/17/15 10:27 PM
Originally Posted By: Nadroj

It just looked like a bunch of guys having fun playing a gig, which is what I want to see when I go to a show.

I've seen them three times now (twice in outdoor festival-type venues, once in a ~600 person capacity club) and I agree with Nardoj's assessment. Check out any recent live video and that's what you'll see.

Originally Posted By: Dave Bryce
Originally Posted By: mate stubb
Apparenty they will get cooties if they come anywhere near the midwest. frown


...or the West Coast. frown

dB

That schedule looks thin for the usual SP tours. I imagine they'll be adding more dates this year. Just looking at last year's shows, they were in Missouri, Indiana, Illinois, and southern California. You guys will get your chance sooner or later!
Posted By: RichieP_MechE Re: Snarky Puppy - 03/27/15 06:59 PM
Originally Posted By: RichieP_MechE
Good news if you live outside of the USA - the first video from Snarky Puppy/Metropole Orchestra collaboration is up on youtube!

Snarky Puppy, Metropole Orkest - Gretel

Tell us American folks how it sounds!


10 days later, we have a video watchable in the US of A - clonk

Interesting. Not sure how I feel about this one yet. Gonna need a few more listens.

Gear spotting - Two Minimoogs! and Cory's playing what looks to be an RT series Hammond.
Posted By: RudyS Re: Snarky Puppy - 03/28/15 04:16 AM
I really liked the video. Didn't know about the collaboraton with the Metropole orchestra. I might buy a ticket for the Rotterdam show in April.
Posted By: Brad Kaenel Re: Snarky Puppy - 09/21/15 01:22 PM
Going to see SP live for the first time on Wednesday night!

My son bought me tix for Father's Day, so we're going together to the "Belly Up" in Solana Beach. Anyone been to this venue?

It would be a gas to get to sit in the middle of the band, like in their latest videos, but I imagine that's probably a rare privilege, reserved for well-planned recording sessions...
Posted By: Doerfler Re: Snarky Puppy - 09/21/15 01:51 PM
Originally Posted By: Brad Kaenel
Going to see SP live for the first time on Wednesday night!

My son bought me tix for Father's Day, so we're going together to the "Belly Up" in Solana Beach. Anyone been to this venue?

It would be a gas to get to sit in the middle of the band, like in their latest videos, but I imagine that's probably a rare privilege, reserved for well-planned recording sessions...

good for you, Brad. They are excellent live, but the show will be very different from the video's. It's just not practical to tour like that.
Posted By: BluesKeys Re: Snarky Puppy - 09/21/15 02:41 PM
I'm a fan now!!!
Posted By: nadroj Re: Snarky Puppy - 09/21/15 03:26 PM
Got tickets for their show over here in a couple of weeks. Got my brother tickets for his birthday - he mostly likes pop and indy music, so it'll be interesting to see how he finds them. T'will be my third time seeing them. I'd love to see them play with Shaun Martin, but he won't be at the Glasgow gig unfortunately.

Thing about the Pups is that even if your favourite player ain't playing with them on any given night, you're very unlikely to walk away unhappy. The ensemble, regardless of who's there, rarely disappoints.
Posted By: Dave Bryce Re: Snarky Puppy - 09/21/15 03:58 PM
I saw them Saturday night in SF.

One of the best shows I can ever remember seeing, honestly. These guys are simply astonishing. The entire show was completely mesmerizing from the first note to the last...unbelievable positive energy, and every lick of it comes from this completely focused yet still somehow completely musical and emotional place...

...and this was without Cory Henry... eek

Really musically intelligent crowd, too - did some nice Shaun Martin call and answer stuff - totally in tune, totally in time. cool

They're at UCLA Royce Hall this week in LA as well, but it's sold out.

dB
Posted By: RudyS Re: Snarky Puppy - 09/21/15 04:06 PM
Sounds cool Dave!

I'm going to see them 11 october here in the Netherlands. Really looking forward to it. Do you know if the complete tour is without Cory? Would love to see him live.
Posted By: frogmonkey Re: Snarky Puppy - 09/21/15 10:55 PM
So. Good. Precision, chops, soul, and adventurousness.
Posted By: Doerfler Re: Snarky Puppy - 09/22/15 12:43 AM
Originally Posted By: RudyS
Do you know if the complete tour is without Cory? Would love to see him live.


No one knows, it's part of the mystique of Snarky Puppy. I've seen them with Shaun Martin on keys and with Corey Henry on keys. Ain't nobody leaving early no matter what the line up. keys
Posted By: Dave Bryce Re: Snarky Puppy - 09/22/15 01:49 PM
Honestly, I was a bit bummed going in the Cory wasn't there. I forgot about that pretty much immediately.

Can't even imagine how much work goes into that level of seemingly effortless virtuosity.

dB
Posted By: Jazz+ Re: Snarky Puppy - 09/22/15 02:12 PM
Where was Cory Henry? Has he left the group?
Posted By: Doerfler Re: Snarky Puppy - 09/22/15 02:48 PM
Originally Posted By: Dave Bryce

Can't even imagine how much work goes into that level of seemingly effortless virtuosity.
dB


they are having so much fun and make it look so easy
Posted By: Morizzle Re: Snarky Puppy - 09/22/15 03:00 PM
Originally Posted By: Jazz+
Where was Cory Henry? Has he left the group?


He's on tour with his solo project.
He also wasn't with the band when I saw them in Germany this year.
Posted By: MotiDave Re: Snarky Puppy - 09/22/15 03:03 PM
Originally Posted By: Brad Kaenel
Going to see SP live for the first time on Wednesday night!

My son bought me tix for Father's Day, so we're going together to the "Belly Up" in Solana Beach. Anyone been to this venue?

It would be a gas to get to sit in the middle of the band, like in their latest videos, but I imagine that's probably a rare privilege, reserved for well-planned recording sessions...

Belly Up is perhaps the best sound of any venue in San Diego. Intimate venue, its about 600 max cap, and has great accoustics and sound system both for the audience and on stage (which helps bands play better). Its a great venue to see a band you love, unless they are an over-the-top stage production with massive screens and pyros etc. You wouldn't see a KISS band there, but for SP, its probably perfect. I've played their many times, its a great venue to play.

One of my best friends used to be their top sound engineer - we played in our first rock band together back in the 80s. So English Beat came through town (Dave has a house in Solana Beach or Cardiff), and Dave W loved the sound so much he hired my pal on the spot to go on tour as the band's sound engineer. He's been touring the world with EB for about 3 yrs now.

for decades BU was a cash only bar, i am 95% sure they take CCs now (for a few years) but I still always take cash out of habit. in case you get thirsty.
Posted By: Dave Bryce Re: Snarky Puppy - 09/22/15 03:21 PM
Originally Posted By: davedoerfler
Originally Posted By: Dave Bryce

Can't even imagine how much work goes into that level of seemingly effortless virtuosity.
dB


they are having so much fun and make it look so easy

I give their bass player/MD Michael League a lot of credit for that. You can clearly tell he's the one driving the bus, and he is just SO in the zone.

You can't help but grin watching the guy... cool

dB
Posted By: jerrythek Re: Snarky Puppy - 09/22/15 05:58 PM
Perhaps a bit OT, but isn't that Cory on B3 here with Don Henley?



Jerry
Posted By: DavidD Re: Snarky Puppy - 09/22/15 06:10 PM
Originally Posted By: jerrythek
Perhaps a bit OT, but isn't that Cory on B3 here with Don Henley?

Jerry


Yeah, that's him. What's funny is that around the 2-minute mark you see a shot of a Kronos + Moog on an X-stand. I'm pretty sure that it's Cory Henry's rig from when he plays with his funk project, perhaps they played a few songs before/after the taping of the show?

Anyone know anything about that?
Posted By: Joe Muscara Re: Snarky Puppy - 09/22/15 07:09 PM
Originally Posted By: DavidD
Originally Posted By: jerrythek
Perhaps a bit OT, but isn't that Cory on B3 here with Don Henley?

Jerry


Yeah, that's him. What's funny is that around the 2-minute mark you see a shot of a Kronos + Moog on an X-stand. I'm pretty sure that it's Cory Henry's rig from when he plays with his funk project, perhaps they played a few songs before/after the taping of the show?

Anyone know anything about that?
I didn't watch this all the way through but maybe he uses it here.

I also think the trumpet player is from Tedeschi Trucks Band. Don pilfers the best, apparently.
Posted By: RichieP_MechE Re: Snarky Puppy - 09/22/15 07:47 PM
Originally Posted By: Dave Bryce
Originally Posted By: davedoerfler
Originally Posted By: Dave Bryce

Can't even imagine how much work goes into that level of seemingly effortless virtuosity.
dB


they are having so much fun and make it look so easy

I give their bass player/MD Michael League a lot of credit for that. You can clearly tell he's the one driving the bus, and he is just SO in the zone.

You can't help but grin watching the guy... cool

dB

One thing that definitely helps the tightness is that these guys have been around for over 10 years now I think, playing hundreds of gigs a year.

Technically, Mike's the only permanent member of the band. The group is more of a collective of musicians organized by Mike (I read this from him in an interview somewhere in the past). A lot of the guys do most of the gigs, but Mike's the only one who's done every single one!

It's amazing the quality of players they have who can step in when one of the 'regulars' isn't on the job. I've seen them three times now, never with the same lineup (last time, Cory Henry was on drums!!) and it's been amazing every time.
Posted By: ArKay Re: Snarky Puppy - 09/22/15 11:41 PM
Saw them this past Sunday at Monterey Jazz. Played the Sunday afternoon gig in the Arena in 95 degree heat and they were cooking. Had their own man on sound out front and it was the best mix of the weekend. All the instruments came through crisp and clear. Totally tight and amazing. Great show.
Posted By: RudyS Re: Snarky Puppy - 10/19/15 04:45 PM
I saw them yesterday. First, there was half an hour with singer Lucy Woodward. Absolute fabulous singer. The band was tight, but stayed very musical throughout the songs, accompanying her.

After the break it was time for the instrumentals. The whole band was amazing. Cory Henry was there. He is from another world. He did an really cool solo in Lingus on his white Moog (Phatty?).

The joy this band has in making music is unbelievable. The energy just burst out from the stage. An expiring experience.
Posted By: Music*aL Re: Snarky Puppy - 10/19/15 04:51 PM
Originally Posted By: RudyS
An expiring experience.


You made me laugh out loud. Thank you. I needed that!

aL
Posted By: RudyS Re: Snarky Puppy - 10/19/15 05:41 PM
Originally Posted By: Music*aL
Originally Posted By: RudyS
An expiring experience.


You made me laugh out loud. Thank you. I needed that!

aL


Haha oops;)
Thats what you get when a foreign autocorrect is interfering all the time:p
glad it made you laugh!
Posted By: marczellm Re: Snarky Puppy - 10/19/15 06:23 PM
I'm seeing them on 26 October in Vienna, any forumites coming?
Posted By: Doerfler Re: Snarky Puppy - 10/19/15 10:55 PM
Originally Posted By: RudyS
Cory Henry was there. He is from another world. He did an really cool solo in Lingus on his white Moog (Phatty?).


yes, it's a Phatty that he plays regularly.
Posted By: Nordude Re: Snarky Puppy - 10/20/15 10:27 AM
Originally Posted By: RudyS
I saw them yesterday. First, there was half an hour with singer Lucy Woodward. Absolute fabulous singer. The band was tight, but stayed very musical throughout the songs, accompanying her.

After the break it was time for the instrumentals. The whole band was amazing. Cory Henry was there. He is from another world. He did an really cool solo in Lingus on his white Moog (Phatty?).

The joy this band has in making music is unbelievable. The energy just burst out from the stage. An expiring experience.


Saw a gig in the same series(Utrecht, The Netherlands; missed the support act, though). They brought the entire We Like It Here album back home to Kytopia city.

It was a joy to attend.
Posted By: marczellm Re: Snarky Puppy - 10/27/15 09:10 AM
Saw them yesterday in Vienna.

Lineup:
Michael League - bass
Bob Lanzetti - guitar
Chris Bullock - sax, flute
Mike Maher - trumpet
Nate Werth - percussion
I didn't pick up the name of the drummer, but it was neither Sput nor Cory nor Larnell Lewis. He was very much a groove player, but a very good one. His solo in What About Me? was VERY different from the one on the recording. He maintained the groove throughout, so it sounded less 'adventurous'.

On keys were Justin Stanton (also playing trumpet) and Bill Laurance. Gear:
Justin: Korg Kronos, Moog Sub 37 and DSI Prophet 08
Bill: Rhodes Stage Mark II, Nord Stage, KingKORG and ROLI Seaboard Rise.

The Rhodes and the Seaboard were not played because (in Bill's own words from the aftershow signing) "the Rhodes was f**ked" and there was something wrong with the laptop too.
I wished for the Prophet 08 to get a solo spot but it was only used for comping, doubling brass lines etc.
Opening act was Michelle Willis, a young songwriter on their label. Accompanied by Michael, Bob and Mike, with M&M singing awesome background vocals! The SP Setlist included something with the working title New Shit.
Posted By: Dreamchilde Re: Snarky Puppy - 11/19/15 08:45 PM


Insane.
Posted By: Dreamchilde Re: Snarky Puppy - 12/07/15 05:07 PM
Another Grammy nomination. BOSS!
Posted By: RichieP_MechE Re: Snarky Puppy - 01/18/16 01:39 PM
Originally Posted By: Dreamchilde


Insane.

It's cool to see how these songs have evolved from the original recordings.

Also, Family Dinner Volume Two videos are starting to be released!

Posted By: Dave Bryce Re: Snarky Puppy - 01/18/16 02:25 PM
Originally Posted By: RichieP_MechE
Also, Family Dinner Volume Two videos are starting to be released!

Already pre-ordered. Psyched... thu

dB
Posted By: Kevin Sage Re: Snarky Puppy - 01/18/16 02:42 PM
Saw Snarky Puppy last Friday at the Rialto in Tucson. Unfortunately, Cory wasn't with the band that night but they were simply epic regardless. Has anyone seen this amazing video of Cory during a clinic in Brazil? Some fantastic musical moments here.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8cfpQdPY2pM
Posted By: Dreamchilde Re: Snarky Puppy - 02/01/16 03:18 PM
Posted By: RichieP_MechE Re: Snarky Puppy - 02/15/16 07:48 PM
Snarky Puppy can add another Grammy to their resume - they just won best contemporary instrumental album with Sylva, their collab with The Metropole Orkest cool w00t
Posted By: Dave Bryce Re: Snarky Puppy - 02/15/16 09:17 PM
twothumbs

dB
Posted By: Doerfler Re: Snarky Puppy - 02/16/16 09:04 PM
just bought tickets to see them in May, will be my 3rd show.
I'm a lucky guy. cool
Posted By: Dave Bryce Re: Snarky Puppy - 02/17/16 01:36 AM
DVD just showed up. Gonna be a good night. cool

dB
Posted By: Doerfler Re: Snarky Puppy - 02/17/16 01:42 AM
twothumbs
Posted By: RichieP_MechE Re: Snarky Puppy - 02/28/16 11:23 PM
Jazz Night in America on Snarky Puppy
Posted By: I-missRichardTee Re: Snarky Puppy - 03/01/16 01:24 PM
Great 21st century music.. I noticed in one video that "guys" were not reading music. I am wondering how this music was created. For me the single aspect that marks this music as 21st versus 20th century is the rhythms. A natural evolution from a band like Joe Zawinul Wayne Shorter bands into the 21st century is the rhythm.
I am a bit intimidated by this music.. the rhythms.
Posted By: RudyS Re: Snarky Puppy - 03/01/16 02:11 PM
Originally Posted By: I-missRichardTee
Great 21st century music.. I noticed in one video that "guys" were not reading music. I am wondering how this music was created. For me the single aspect that marks this music as 21st versus 20th century is the rhythms. A natural evolution from a band like Joe Zawinul Wayne Shorter bands into the 21st century is the rhythm.
I am a bit intimidated by this music.. the rhythms.


I don't know if its true, but I heard that Cory Henry is not even a good sight reader. Plays mainly by ear.
Posted By: Mitch Towne Re: Snarky Puppy - 03/01/16 04:39 PM
I was involved in a session with Snarky's drummer Robert "Sput" Searight.

He was playing keyboards. Rhodes, Wurly, Moog...everything.

And straight-up DESTROYING!! He became one of my favorite keyboard players in just a few bars. It was insane. So much talent and musicality in one guy. And no vibing. He was super cool and nice.

Oh...and did I mention he was KILLING on keys?? smile
Posted By: Doerfler Re: Snarky Puppy - 03/01/16 11:49 PM
And on the flip side, Corey Henry kills it on drums. He has filled in when Sput is not available. These guys are monster musicians.
Posted By: Bronks Re: Snarky Puppy - 03/03/16 05:46 AM
Oh my lord! Just noticed I have an opportunity to see (and hear) those guys live in Finland this summer. They are performing in huge concert (incl. Laurin Hill and Joss Stone) at Pori Jazz July 15th.

I'll so be there:D
Posted By: nickd Re: Snarky Puppy - 03/03/16 07:45 AM
Looking forward to the new Bill Laurance CD out tomorrow...
Posted By: Theo Verelst Re: Snarky Puppy - 03/03/16 11:36 AM
Let me show you a real snarky pup:

(don't worry, it's a fake)

T.
Posted By: Mitch Towne Re: Snarky Puppy - 03/03/16 11:53 AM
Is this supposed to be funny?
Posted By: RichieP_MechE Re: Snarky Puppy - 03/03/16 02:54 PM
Originally Posted By: Mitch Towne
Is this supposed to be funny?

Maybe? idk Theo is a bit of a Snarky Puppy hater.
Posted By: RichieP_MechE Re: Snarky Puppy - 03/03/16 02:57 PM
Anyways, back to the regularly scheduled thread.

Really loving this track from Family Dinner Vol. 2. Plus it features a short keyboard solo from each SP keyboard player! (Bill, Shaun, Cory, and Justin all take turns)

Posted By: RichieP_MechE Re: Snarky Puppy - 03/30/16 09:08 AM
New album dropping next month (April 29th)
Posted By: Dreamchilde Re: Snarky Puppy - 03/30/16 03:06 PM
Originally Posted By: RichieP_MechE


Damn, that was fast. They're all cranking it out now.
Posted By: MAJUSCULE Re: Snarky Puppy - 03/30/16 03:10 PM
No rest for the badass.
Posted By: synthizen2 Re: Snarky Puppy - 03/30/16 05:14 PM
I'll be seeing them this June at the Jazz Festival in Saratoga NY. I've been going to that festival on-and-off since 1985. Been a couple of years since I've been back, so this will be a treat. I'll report back on how it went.
Posted By: MAJUSCULE Re: Snarky Puppy - 04/16/16 03:04 PM
They've added a bunch of related heavies for this record. Bobby Sparks, JT Thomas, Chris McQueen...

Posted By: Throbert Re: Snarky Puppy - 04/16/16 06:54 PM
Killer articulation
Posted By: RichieP_MechE Re: Snarky Puppy - 04/16/16 11:12 PM
Originally Posted By: MAJUSCULE
They've added a bunch of related heavies for this record. Bobby Sparks, JT Thomas, Chris McQueen...


Bobby played on one of their earlier albums, Bring Us the Bright. Got my preorder in the other day; can't wait for this to drop!
Posted By: nickd Re: Snarky Puppy - 04/21/16 12:37 PM
Full album now streaming on NPR...
http://www.npr.org/2016/04/19/474878387/first-listen-snarky-puppy-culcha-vulcha

Sounding good one track in.
Posted By: Doerfler Re: Snarky Puppy - 05/02/16 02:50 PM
I'm going to the late show (10:00 PM) tonight 05/02/16 at the Bethesda Blues and Jazz Supper Club. Both shows are sold out. My wife just had to cancel so I have an extra ticket. Anybody local reading this want to sit with me send me a PM and I'll check them later. Many of you already have my number just text me. Ticket is $50.00. I know 2 guys who want to go already but wanted to ask here first. The ticket will be used for sure. Showtime in 8 hours. thu
Posted By: Doerfler Re: Snarky Puppy - 05/02/16 09:48 PM
ticket is spoken for. Markyboard is at the early show as I write this. twothumbs
Posted By: Dave Bryce Re: Snarky Puppy - 05/03/16 11:27 PM
Anybody else's copy of Culcha Vulcha show up today? cool thu rawk

dB
Posted By: Doerfler Re: Snarky Puppy - 05/04/16 12:42 AM
Bought mine last night after the show. Band was very gracious, hung out and signed autographs and did photo shoots until 1:30 AM. They played from 10:35 until 12:10. Their bus left at 2:00 AM for NYC. Finally got to chat with Michael League, truly nice fellow. This was my 3rd show in last 24 months, hope to see many more. Every one is slightly different.
Posted By: RichieP_MechE Re: Snarky Puppy - 05/04/16 08:48 AM
Originally Posted By: Dave Bryce
Anybody else's copy of Culcha Vulcha show up today? cool thu rawk

Yep! Getting a few listens in to familiarize myself for the show in Pittsburgh on Sunday twothumbs
Posted By: GauchoAmigo Re: Snarky Puppy - 05/04/16 12:04 PM
Planning on seeing them 5/11 here in Columbus. Can't wait. It looked like Cory was with them in NYC--I saw he live "Periscoped" them playing Lingus last night. I'm assuming he won't be here next week since he's also on tour with his other project, but I'll keep hoping.
Posted By: Dreamchilde Re: Snarky Puppy - 05/04/16 04:44 PM
Tonight on Yahoo!

https://www.yahoo.com/music/livenation/event/snarky-puppy
Posted By: Doerfler Re: Snarky Puppy - 05/04/16 08:26 PM
thanks for posting this, Philip. twothumbs
Posted By: RichieP_MechE Re: Snarky Puppy - 05/04/16 10:21 PM
Originally Posted By: Dreamchilde

The keys are nice and loud in the live mix cool

Gear spotting: Justin on Rhodes and Prophet 6! (a new addition since I saw them last) and Shaun with the Hammond, Kronos, and Little Phatty.
Posted By: marczellm Re: Snarky Puppy - 05/05/16 05:30 AM
Finally heard Shaun Martin soloing on Lingus.

Now this is a tune where in the beginning of the solo, you really have to play laid back and use space and all that (see that other thread). But at the end of the solo you really have to able to play a lot of notes!

And he did it with his left hand while comping on organ with the right.
Posted By: Dreamchilde Re: Snarky Puppy - 05/05/16 02:39 PM
Originally Posted By: marczellm
Finally heard Shaun Martin soloing on Lingus.

Now this is a tune where in the beginning of the solo, you really have to play laid back and use space and all that (see that other thread). But at the end of the solo you really have to able to play a lot of notes!

And he did it with his left hand while comping on organ with the right.


His quoting "1999" on that was everything.
Posted By: Doerfler Re: Snarky Puppy - 05/05/16 04:17 PM
Originally Posted By: marczellm
Finally heard Shaun Martin soloing on Lingus.

Now this is a tune where in the beginning of the solo, you really have to play laid back and use space and all that (see that other thread). But at the end of the solo you really have to able to play a lot of notes!

And he did it with his left hand while comping on organ with the right.


Yes, Yes, Yes, and Yes. rockit

soloing on the Little Phatty with his left hand was amazing. I watched the concert 2 times last night and most of it this morning before work. Watching Justin and Shaun play is inspiring. Justin's Prophet 6 sounded amazing also. drool
Posted By: RichieP_MechE Re: Snarky Puppy - 05/09/16 10:30 PM
Gig report:

Saw the pups last night at Carnegie Music Hall in Homestead (Pittsburgh for all intents and purposes).

Personnel:
Chris Bullock - Tenor sax and flute
Jay Jennings - Trumpet
Mike 'Maz' Maher - Trumpet
Justin Stanton - Keys
Mike League - Bass
Bob Lanzetti - Guitar
Jason Thomas - Drums
Nate Werth - Percussion


Charlie Hunter opened, with Jason accompanying on drums, Chris on tenor and Justin on trumpet. If you've never heard Charlie before, check him out, he plays custom 8 string guitar wherein he plays bass and lead guitar (solos included) simultaneously! Pretty awesome.

Justin's rig was a Rhodes through a Supro amp (guessing the Thunderbolt reissue), Moog Little Phatty, and Prophet 6. The Prophet got plenty of use throughout the night, bringing a new analog poly dimension to both new and classic tunes. Sounded good through the house PA system.

Overall, the set consisted of about half/half new tunes to old tunes. I think they played about 9 songs. The set was a little shorter than I've experienced in the past, clocking in at around and hour and a half.

I must admit some slight disappointment with this show compared to others I've seen. Now, don't get me wrong, the band played great; the main issue was with the vibe of the crowd. The other three times I've seen them have been in outdoor venues or standing-room only clubs; this time, they were in a 1000 seat auditorium. That lent itself to people mostly sitting the entire show; it was a bit too 'proper' for my liking. I think these guys really need a venue with an open floor; a lot of their music makes you want to dance!

That being said, I was glad I went, and will certainly see them the next time they come through Pittsburgh cool
Posted By: Doerfler Re: Snarky Puppy - 05/09/16 11:49 PM
Originally Posted By: RichieP_MechE
Justin's rig was a Rhodes through a Supro amp (guessing the Thunderbolt reissue)


any chance you know if he was using a Ring Mod? The Rhodes was breaking up perfectly when I heard it. I'm not familiar with that amp manufacturer but the sound was reminiscent of 70's Herbie to my ears.
BTW, I thought "JT" was excellent on the drums, Sput is out doing his own thing, as is Corey, as is Shaun.
Posted By: scottasin Re: Snarky Puppy - 05/10/16 12:17 AM
I've been saying for a while that these guys are the best thing to happen to instrumental music in decades. There's something that feels really special about it to me.
Posted By: Tomkeen Re: Snarky Puppy - 05/10/16 01:53 PM
Originally Posted By: scottasin
I've been saying for a while that these guys are the best thing to happen to instrumental music in decades. There's something that feels really special about it to me.


I feel the same way. A friend of mine even got his musical mojo to another level after I introduced him to their music. He's been hooked ever since and practicing his ass off on keys and drums.
Posted By: RichieP_MechE Re: Snarky Puppy - 05/10/16 10:26 PM
Originally Posted By: davedoerfler
Originally Posted By: RichieP_MechE
Justin's rig was a Rhodes through a Supro amp (guessing the Thunderbolt reissue)

any chance you know if he was using a Ring Mod? The Rhodes was breaking up perfectly when I heard it. I'm not familiar with that amp manufacturer but the sound was reminiscent of 70's Herbie to my ears.
BTW, I thought "JT" was excellent on the drums, Sput is out doing his own thing, as is Corey, as is Shaun.

There was at least one effects pedal in the chain (there was one song they played when the Rhodes had a noticeably different character) but I don't think it was a ring mod. Doesn't mean there wasn't one there, though.

Jason is an awesome drummer, he fits right up there with Sput and Larnell. That's one thing I love about this band - every single player, even if not a 'regular', is a total killer. rawk
Posted By: RichieP_MechE Re: Snarky Puppy - 05/19/16 10:29 PM
Originally Posted By: davedoerfler
Originally Posted By: RichieP_MechE
Justin's rig was a Rhodes through a Supro amp (guessing the Thunderbolt reissue)

any chance you know if he was using a Ring Mod? The Rhodes was breaking up perfectly when I heard it. I'm not familiar with that amp manufacturer but the sound was reminiscent of 70's Herbie to my ears.



Well, there we go. He 'liked' my last tweet about the Supro but didn't respond, so I assume that's an affirmative to the model of Supro he's running. I love the internet! twothumbs
Posted By: Doerfler Re: Snarky Puppy - 05/19/16 10:41 PM
you tweeters. grin

Thanks for the info. twothumbs

BTW, I never heard any delay on the Rhodes piano when I saw them. The delay he is using was/is a kickstarter project, don't seem to be any available. I'm going to stick with my MiniFooger Delay as it's paid for. cool
Posted By: Dave Bryce Re: Snarky Puppy - 07/13/16 08:35 PM
Coming to the Roxy in LA 10/18!

I'm already talking to Gino - we're gonna try to make that interview for Keyboard happen. cool

dB
Posted By: Doerfler Re: Snarky Puppy - 07/14/16 01:17 AM
excellent, dB. rockit
IIRC though the interview was to be with Corey Henry. I have seen Snarky Puppy 3 times and only once was Corey Henry on the stage. Conversely, I have seen Corey Henry 3 times but only once with Snarky Puppy. Shaun Martin and Justin Stanton would have plenty of cool things to talk about I'm sure. thu
Posted By: Dave Bryce Re: Snarky Puppy - 07/15/16 10:45 AM
Originally Posted By: davedoerfler
excellent, dB. rockit
IIRC though the interview was to be with Corey Henry.

You mean the last time we were talking about it? If so, while I'd obviously love to talk to Cory, I'll be delighted to have the opportunity to speak with any of them, honestly.

dB
Posted By: Doerfler Re: Snarky Puppy - 07/15/16 12:22 PM
Originally Posted By: Dave Bryce

You mean the last time we were talking about it?


yes, that's what I meant. I'm often clear as mud. laugh
Posted By: Dave Bryce Re: Snarky Puppy - 07/15/16 03:17 PM
Looks like my info was incorrect anyway - it's just Maz coming, not the band. idk

dB
Posted By: Doerfler Re: Snarky Puppy - 07/15/16 03:56 PM
I didn't see the date you mentioned on their tour schedule, just figured you had some inside info.
Posted By: Dave Bryce Re: Snarky Puppy - 07/15/16 05:58 PM
Originally Posted By: davedoerfler
I didn't see the date you mentioned on their tour schedule, just figured you had some inside info.

It was a BandsInTown new event announced email mass mailer thing.

Sometimes, I gotta remember to slow down and read the fine print. facepalm

dB
Posted By: Markyboard Re: Snarky Puppy - 07/15/16 06:16 PM
What, you want temperatures in the low to mid 80's with no humidity AND Snarky Puppy while we're sweat'n our asses off on the East Coast?

evil
Posted By: Dave Bryce Re: Snarky Puppy - 07/15/16 06:29 PM
Originally Posted By: Markyboard
What, you want temperatures in the low to mid 80's with no humidity AND Snarky Puppy while we're sweat'n our asses off on the East Coast?

Yes. Yes I do. thu

Will have to settle for Sting and Peter Gabriel on Monday night. idk smile

dB
Posted By: Markyboard Re: Snarky Puppy - 07/15/16 07:07 PM
That hurts cry
Posted By: Dave Ferris Re: Snarky Puppy - 05/12/17 01:49 PM
Chris Potter sitting in:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=r5DYX0P86Uc

The new Brecker.

In HD but I like the sound better on the first one:
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=zfgW-qb7JS8

and yet one more audience view:
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=zzdXCQTIBSc
Posted By: Jazzooo Re: Snarky Puppy - 05/12/17 02:57 PM
For me, that's a little like saying "the new Beatles." However, Chris is a thrilling and interesting player and I'm so glad he's getting the attention he deserves. And this kicks serious ass!
Posted By: Dave Ferris Re: Snarky Puppy - 05/12/17 05:40 PM
I was referring more to the influence Chris has had on his generation and younger then abilities or styles.

You can't compare the two musically. There will never be anyone like Brecker....Chris would probably be the first one to say that. wink
Posted By: Doerfler Re: Snarky Puppy - 04/02/19 06:54 PM
reviving this thread. cool

Snarky Puppy Announces 2019 North American Fall Tour

Japan, New Zealand, Australia, USA, Canada, Europe

now through the end of November twothumbs

https://www.jambase.com/article/snarky-puppy-2019-north-american-fall-tour-tickets
Posted By: Dreamchilde Re: Snarky Puppy - 04/02/19 07:37 PM
Originally Posted By: davedoerfler
reviving this thread. cool

Snarky Puppy Announces 2019 North American Fall Tour

Japan, New Zealand, Australia, USA, Canada, Europe

now through the end of November twothumbs

https://www.jambase.com/article/snarky-puppy-2019-north-american-fall-tour-tickets


They're playing in LA on my birthday!
Posted By: Doerfler Re: Snarky Puppy - 04/02/19 09:07 PM
Originally Posted By: Dreamchilde

They're playing in LA on my birthday!


you should cancel your gig that day and go, Philip. maybe dB will be there also.
Posted By: jahfume Re: Snarky Puppy - 04/02/19 09:23 PM

Thanks for the prompt.

Just checked their scedule. Apart from a break in August looks like they play every night until December - sure don't need any practice time.

I get to see them at Love Supreme Festival in July (Brighton UK) wish they had Lalla Hathaway in the band. I can dream...
Do they always have a vocalist or are they sometimes just instrumental.?
Posted By: Doerfler Re: Snarky Puppy - 04/02/19 10:13 PM
Originally Posted By: jahfume
Do they always have a vocalist or are they sometimes just instrumental.?


I have seen them 5 times. They never had a vocalist on any of those occasions.
Posted By: jahfume Re: Snarky Puppy - 04/03/19 07:51 AM

If this lot went on tour together it would be an expensive project!

https://youtu.be/0SJIgTLe0hc
Posted By: RudyS Re: Snarky Puppy - 04/03/19 09:30 AM
Originally Posted By: davedoerfler
Originally Posted By: jahfume
Do they always have a vocalist or are they sometimes just instrumental.?


I have seen them 5 times. They never had a vocalist on any of those occasions.


I've seen them 2 times. Second time was fully instrumental, but the first time was set with a vocalist (Lucy Woodward) and a second set instrumental...

Both times were amazing.
Posted By: CowboyNQ Re: Snarky Puppy - 04/03/19 08:48 PM
These guys were going to come here on the 24th of this month but it looks like they've now cancelled.

I'm really disappointed I was very keen to go along.
Posted By: RichieP_MechE Re: Snarky Puppy - 05/16/19 10:59 PM
Saw the 'pups for the 6th time last night at a brand new venue near Pittsburgh. I'm not one to have my phone out at a concert, but as soon as Bobby Sparks started a Hammond solo on Grown Folks I new I had to record it.



Looks like his B3 is modified with some sort of reverb unit? You can see him reaching for it at the 1:20 mark.
Posted By: Dave Bryce Re: Snarky Puppy - 05/17/19 08:20 AM
Bobby is awesome. Very psyched to see him with SP in LA in a few weeks.

dB
Posted By: Doerfler Re: Snarky Puppy - 05/17/19 01:07 PM
I have yet to see Bobby live with SP, video's I have watched are excellent. DC Jazz Fest next month will be my chance. thu
Check this out. The clavinet groove he provides in the beginning of "Grown Folks" is new to the SP sound. cool

Posted By: JackKeys Re: Snarky Puppy - 05/31/19 12:31 PM
I'm late to this thread, but I just saw Snarky with a couple of my bandmates in Milwaukee (5/23). What a stunner show - killed it the whole way through, and as a keyboardist, getting to see a Bobby Clavinet and Organ solo, a Shaun Martin Moog solo, and a Justin Staton Rhodes/Prophet 6 solo was mind-blowing. Alina Engibaryan (GroudUp Artist, opening act) was amazing as well. After the show, we headed to where the band was supposedly gonna stop by the merch table. Not only did we get to meet most of them, get pictures, and such (they really are as nice as everyone says they are - some of the humblest musicians I've seen), but before signing a copy of our CD, Michael League asked if we could sign one for them(!!!)...

Of course, I didn't want to immediately assume I'm supposed to sign my album for THE Snarky Puppy (my band and I are only high school students, after all), so I said something like "We'll get there someday!" and I will never forget - Michael just goes "Yeah... Today." and puts our CD down with a pen in front of us. Such awesome people, such awesome musicians, and I really look forward to seeing them again as soon as I can.
Posted By: RudyS Re: Snarky Puppy - 05/31/19 05:22 PM
Really nice report! They are indeed Very humble people.

Nice that Alina was the opening act. She graduated at the conservatory of my city in the Netherlands. She has an amazing voice!
Posted By: Doerfler Re: Snarky Puppy - 05/31/19 06:20 PM
Originally Posted By: RudyS
Really nice report! They are indeed Very humble people.


Agreed. twothumbs
Two Snarky Puppy threads on page 1. thu
Posted By: Dave Bryce Re: Snarky Puppy - 06/01/19 11:02 AM
Yes...it’s true...

Cory Henry did join the band onstage for the encore last night in LA. grin

dB
Posted By: Music*aL Re: Snarky Puppy - 06/01/19 11:24 AM
Originally Posted by Dave Bryce
Yes...it’s true...

Cory Henry did join the band onstage for the encore last night in LA. grin

dB

The highlight of the show imho!! Great show besides!! What a talented bunch of kids!!

aL
Posted By: Doerfler Re: Snarky Puppy - 09/17/19 11:16 PM
loving this 8 year old thread. Just saw my second show this year, my fav of the 2. Were it at 930 Club I would need to be in the owners box to get this vantage point. cool

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Posted By: Geoff Grace Re: Snarky Puppy - 08/12/20 06:15 AM
Let's add this to the mix. I love how he caught the "Spain" quote. Talk about a quick study!



Best,

Geoff
Posted By: Geoff Grace Re: Snarky Puppy - 08/17/20 12:43 AM
For those who also like Jacob Collier, here he is with Snarky Puppy:



Best,

Geoff
Posted By: RudyS Re: Snarky Puppy - 08/17/20 11:43 AM
That Larnell Lewis video is amazing.......
Posted By: SamuelBLupowitz Re: Snarky Puppy - 08/17/20 04:23 PM
Originally Posted by RudyS
That Larnell Lewis video is amazing.......
It might be one of the most amazing feats of musicianship I've ever witnessed. What a masterclass on active listening and how to pay attention to form and structure -- but also, I don't think even the most careful breakdown or transcription would put me in a place where I would nail those intro rhythms so accurately and consistently the first time I actually play them.
Posted By: bfields Re: Snarky Puppy - 08/17/20 04:29 PM
Originally Posted by RudyS
That Larnell Lewis video is amazing.......

Indeed!

Though I'm disappointed that they didn't show his notes! (Did I miss it?) I love seeing what kind of notes other people take.
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