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  • Snarky Puppy Releases “Family Dinner, Vol. 2”

    Snarky Puppy Releases “Family Dinner, Vol. 2”

    Snarky Puppy joined with a host of vocalists and musicians in February 2015 in New Orleans to record an album in front of a live studio audience. Now, that album, and an accompanying video, documenting the performance is available to hear and watch as Family Dinner, Vol. 2. The project from Snarky Puppy, led by... »

  • Snarky Puppy, Featuring Susana Baca and Charlie Hunter: Molino Molero

    Snarky Puppy, Featuring Susana Baca and Charlie Hunter: Molino Molero

    Snarky Puppy recorded their upcoming release, Family Dinner Volume Two in February, 2015. Among the tracks was this one, featuring vocalist Susana Baca and guitarist Charlie Hunter. The tune is “Molino Molero”, which was written by Baca and arranged by Snarky Puppy bassist/bandleader Michael League and the band. “The [Family Dinner – Volume Two] project... »

  • Snarky Puppy: Dunlop Sessions

    Snarky Puppy: Dunlop Sessions

    Dunlop brought Snarky Puppy in for their “Sessions” series, which blends performances and interviews with artists. In this episode, members of Snarky Puppy discuss “their beginnings and the risks and rewards of standing by your musical vision.” There’s also the music of course, with Michael League and the band performing “Binky” and “Flood”. Enjoy. »

  • Snarky Puppy & Metropole Orkest: The Curtain

    Snarky Puppy & Metropole Orkest: The Curtain

    I’m not sure there’s a more exciting band out there today than Snarky Puppy. The band has just released their new album, Sylva, along with Metropole Orkest. Here they are performing “The Curtain” from that album, with bassist and band leader Michael League playing both electric bass and Moog keybass on the tune. And does... »

  • Snarky Puppy Explores the Forest Musically with European Orchestra

    Snarky Puppy Explores the Forest Musically with European Orchestra

    Snarky Puppy’s latest album, Sylva, is unlike anything it has produced before — this time out, the groundbreaking band has created music with The Netherlands’ Metropole Orkest, which the band and orchestra then recorded live. “The last thing I wanted to do with this opportunity was turn it into a Snarky Puppy With Strings situation,”... »

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  • Snarky Puppy: What About Me? (Live)

    Snarky Puppy: What About Me? (Live)

    Time for some Snarky Puppy – including the great bass work (and composition) by Michael League. This is the band performing “What About Me?”, which appears on their live DVD, We Like It Here. These guys are ridiculously good. Wow. »

  • 2014 Reader Favorites – #5: Michael League

    2014 Reader Favorites – #5: Michael League

    Ever since we featured Michael League (and his band, Snarky Puppy) in May, 2011, he’s been a popular bassist here on No Treble. Michael’s band has grown in popularity – enormously so – in the years since. In 2014, we interviewed Michael to find out more. That, plus Thomas Milacher’s transcription of Michael’s arrangement of... »

  • Snarky Puppy: “What About Me” Live at Berklee Beantown Jazz Fest

    Snarky Puppy: “What About Me” Live at Berklee Beantown Jazz Fest

    One of the stops on Snarky Puppy’s current world tour was the Berklee Beantown Jazz Festival in Boston, on September 27th. Luckily, cameras were rolling. Here’s the band performing “What About Me” at the Festival, from their latest album, We Like It Here. This one has it all, including the great bass faces from Michael... »

  • Bassists Galore Featured on “Tommy Igoe Groove Conspiracy” Album

    Bassists Galore Featured on “Tommy Igoe Groove Conspiracy” Album

    Don’t call the Tommy Igoe Groove Conspiracy a jazz big band. Instead, the San Francisco-based 15-piece band led by Igoe is something else. “We’re a rock band in a jazz band’s body,” said Igoe, a distinguished drummer. And it’s definitely a group with plenty of low end. Dewayne Pate serves as the band’s primary bassist,... »

  • Snarky Puppy Embarks on World Tour

    Snarky Puppy Embarks on World Tour

    Snarky Puppy is hitting the road for a massive world tour that will cover North America, Asia, Australia, and Europe through the end of the year. The band, anchored by bassist Michael League, will be performing in support of their latest album, We Like it Here, which came out in February. The tour will thoroughly... »