Title
Sylva
Performer
Snarky Puppy Metropole Orkest
Publisher
Impulse, 2015
1 cd + bonus-dvd + boekje
Recording date
2014
Playing time
00:54:29
EAN
0602547222565 0602547222558
CDR
JE38555

About Snarky Puppy

CC BY-SA 2.0 - Image by Urko Dorronsoro from Donostia - San Sebastian, Euskal Herria (Basque Country)

Snarky Puppy is an American instrumental ensemble led by bassist Michael League. Snarky Puppy combines a variety of jazz idioms, rock, world music, and funk and has won three Grammy Awards. Although the band has worked with vocalists, League described Snarky Puppy as "a pop band that improvises a lot, without vocals".

History

The band was formed as a 10-piece group by Michael League in Denton, Texas, after his second year at the University of North Texas, in 2004, “Because I was so bad,” he recalled, “I didn’t place into any of the school ensembles. So Snarky Puppy was my way of getting to play.” The group has grown into an international super-band made up of "...a wide-ranging assemblage of musicians known affectionately as "'The Fam"." In more than 15 years since its founding, about 40 players have performed in "The Fam" on guitar, bass, keyboards, woodwinds, brass, strings, drums, and percussion, but six of the 10 members on th…Read more on Wikipedia