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Bokanté: Roudesann
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Bokanté: Roudesann

Every time Bokanté shares a new video, I drop what I’m doing to check it out. And they never disappoint. Here’s the latest from their album, Strange Circles, entitled “Roudesann.” The song was written by Michael League and vocalist Malika Tirolien. Michael pulls double duty on the tune, with bass and baritone guitar. Check out his sick solo later in...

David Crosby Features The Bass on “Sky Trails”
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David Crosby Features The Bass on “Sky Trails”

The legendary David Crosby is continuing a prolific period in his solo career with the release of Sky Trails. Featuring the bass talents of Snarky Puppy’s Michael League, Mai Agan, and Andrew Ford, the album leans towards more jazz vocabulary and has some bass highlights. Among the original songs is a fantastic take on Joni Mitchell’s “Amelia,” which originally featured...

Snarky Puppy: Shofukan (Live)
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Snarky Puppy: Shofukan (Live)

Back in 2014, Snarky Puppy released We Like It Here. Here’s a live performance of one of the songs on that album, entitled “Shofukan,” which as always features band leader Michael League on bass. As we shared when the album was released, the album was recorded live in Kytopia Studios in Utrecht, Holland from Oct. 7-10, 2013, and the record...

Forq: Fenix
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Forq: Fenix

Forq has a new single from their latest album, Thr?q. The band offers up a new sound on this one, which as always features Michael League on bass. Thr?q is .

Forq: Cowabunghole
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Forq: Cowabunghole

Forq’s next album, Thr?q, is releasing on August 4th. The band recently shared their next video in anticipation of the release. Once again, Michael League handles the low end – and the bass faces.

Forq: Taizo
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Forq: Taizo

Forq’s new album, Thr?q, is coming next month, and the band has just released this single. “Taizo” features one epic intro by Michael League, and some killer playing throughout. We can’t wait for the album to drop!

FORQ: 635 South
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FORQ: 635 South

Michael League is one busy bassist. FORQ – the band consisting of the Snarky Puppy bassist/founder, along with Snarky Puppy guitarist Chris McQueen, Rudder keyboardist Henry Hey, and drummer Jason “JT” Thomas – has just released another video featuring a tune from their album, . “635 South” was written by Thomas.

Bokanté: O La
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Bokanté: O La

Bokanté’s debut album is coming next month, and the band has just shared another video to preview the project. As we said in the last video, Bokanté is a new band and experiment by Snarky Puppy founder and GroundUP Music creator Michael League. For the most part, League plays baritone guitar in this group, but he also doubles on bass....

FORQ: Ultraviolet
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FORQ: Ultraviolet

FORQ released their sophomore album, in April. The band, which includes Snarky Puppy bassist/bandleader Michael League, Snarky Puppy guitarist Chris McQueen, Rudder keyboardist Henry Hey, and drummer Jason “JT” Thomas, just shared the video for the track “Ultraviolet.” The musical ties in this band are strong. “I met Chris McQueen the summer before our first year in college at the...

Snarky Puppy with Esperanza Spalding: Grown Folks
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Snarky Puppy with Esperanza Spalding: Grown Folks

Although this is a fan-shot video, it’s too good to pass up. Snarky Puppy and Esperanza Spalding both performed at the GroundUP Festival earlier this year. Spalding joined Michael League and the crew for their song “Grown Folks” from . The bassists trade off on playing the bass line with Spalding taking an unbelievable vocal solo halfway through the tune.