Paul Jackson’s passing on March 18th sent shockwaves through the music community. Now a staggering list of his musical compatriots will be remembering him in a live webinar hosted by the Berklee Bass Department.
The weekly webinar held by Steve Bailey and Victor Wooten is rolling on this week with a presentation featuring the entire roster of Snarky Puppy, including bassist Michael League.
I’ve always loved the Tiny Desk series, and I am glad they were able to keep it going during these trying times. Here’s a new “Home” video with musicians from GroundUP Music, including Chris Tordini and Michael League. What a fantastic mix of music!
The bass world lost a legend last week with the passing of Tower of Power bassist Francis “Rocco” Prestia. Now, a huge gathering of the bass community will be getting together to remember him.
The very first Snarky Puppy we shared (in 2011) was for their tune, “Skate U”. That video put the band on the map for us and for many readers. They’ve been remixing and remastering their earlier works this year, including this tune.
It’s been a while since we’ve seen a video from Snarky Puppy, but they recently released this remixed and remastered version of “Flood” from “Tell Your Friends”. The tune was written by Michael League, who handles both bass and keybass on the track.
Filmmaker Nick Wells has announced the followup to his popular bass documentary, “Beneath The Bass Line.” The sequel, “Turned Up To 11,” dives into some of the more outrageous gig stories and “Spinal Tap” moments from the world’s best bassists.
Reverb shared this cool video of Snarky Puppy bassist/bandleader Michael League demoing some of his favorite pedal tricks, sharing stories of his favorite bassists, and his philosophy on using pedals, including “Is this the most musically appropriate thing?”
Snarky Puppy visited NPR recently to record a Tiny Desk Concert, and it was epic. In addition to the great music, Michael League decided to get the staff and audience involved with creating a polyrhythm.
Snarky Puppy is about to embark on a month of U.S. tour dates in support of their latest album, “Immigrance.” This will be the second leg of the tour for Michael League and the crew.
Keyboardist/vocalist Alina Engibaryan released “We Are” in February 2018. The band, which includes Michael League on bass, Chris Potter on sax, and Kendrick Scott on drums just released the video for the track, “Doesn’t Seem So Real.”
Snarky Puppy has returned with a new studio album called “Immigrance.” The new record lets the 19 band members let loose in places, but bassist and bandleader Michael League says their focus this time around was on the groove.