Brooklyn-based Grammy winning jazz fusion band, SNARKY PUPPY release their latest album on February 12th. The set, ‘FAMILY DINNER – VOLUME 2’ is the official follow-up to their 2015 set, ‘Sylvia’.
The new 8 tracker offers all the quirkiness, eclecticism, sophistication and improvisation that has won the Michael League-led outfit a slew of awards including Downbeat’s ‘Best Jazz Group 2015’.
Helping the band deliver their unique sound are a veritable who’s-who of collaborators that range from British soul/jazz diva Laura Mvula through to hippy rock legend David Crosby. In between there’s input from people like Appalachian singer Becca Stephens, Swedish jazzers Vasen, the Afro-Peruvian musician Susana Baca and New Orleans sousaphonist Big Ed Lee.
Michael League explains the theory behind the album: “The Family Dinner concept came out of our desire as a band to work with vocalists and composers who we greatly admire. It all began as an after hours concert series in New York and after about a year of performances we recorded the first Family Dinner album. For volume 2 we changed the setting to New Orleans in order to support the Roots Music Foundation – which empowers the youth of the city through music. The whole idea is to create unlikely but natural pairings between the vocalists and instrumentalists.”
SNARKY PUPPY’S FAMILY DINNER VOLUME 2 is released on February 12th.