Snarky Puppy: How to Make Music for Both Brain and Booty

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The large instrumental band Snarky Puppy, which just won its second Grammy Award, is hard to pin down to one place. Its core is now in New York, but The Pups have toured and recorded all over the world. And their spiritual home is still Dallas, Texas. It’s where they’d take in gospel performances in area churches; it’s near where they initially met at music school at the University of North Texas in Denton. As bassist and bandleader Michael League explains, you can hear all those collisions in the pocket of their complex and beyond-category grooves. Snarky Puppy makes “music for the brain and booty” alike.

Jazz Night in America flies down to Dallas to visit Mike League’s old stomping grounds, and takes a deep dive into his fascinating compositional process. Then we witness its execution in a sold-out, live, hometown Snarky Puppy concert at The Door in Dallas.

1:51 – “Lingus”
11:35 – Going to Church
15:58 – “Thing of Gold”
23:39 – There are things that need to be done, so we do ’em.*
27:50 – “Shofukan”

*A correction has been made to identify the tune Mike League samples during the songwriting segment as a work by Lebanese artist Melham Barakat.

Recorded Sept. 11, 2015 @ The Door, Dallas, Texas

Michael League (bassist, composer, bandleader), Chris Bullock (saxophone), Jay Jennings (trumpet), Mike Maher (trumpet), Justin Stanton (keyboards, trumpet), Shaun Martin (keyboards), Nate Werth (percussion), Jason ‘JT’ Thomas (drums), Bob Lanzetti (guitar), Mark Lettieri (guitar), Chris McQueen (guitar)


Grant Norsworthy and band @ Valley Baptist Church , Bakersfield, CA “Mighty To Save” 01/21/10

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Grant Norsworthy leads a local band and the congregation of Valley Baptist Church in Bakersfield, CA singing “Mighty To Save” 1/21/10.

Petersburg Alaska drive out road + crash

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heading out the road in petersburg alaska, from 2nd street to out by twin creeks. footage of a crash seen also seen in video with fire trucks and ambulance

Madison WI Indian Fusion Wedding at Monona Terrace

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Indian Christian fusion wedding at Monona Terrace and Grace Episcopal Church in Madison, Wisconsin. Filmed + edited by: Available for worldwide travel.
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Vidhi/Pithi: Olin Park Pavilion
Christian Ceremony: Grace Episcopal Church
Hindu Ceremony and Reception: Monona Terrace Convention Center & Banquet Hall (Madison, WI)
Coordinator: Harmonious Union Events
Bridal Hair: RZ & Company
Bridal Makeup: Kendra Gassner
Baraat Music: Madison Mobile DJ Service
Baraat Pedal Cab: Madtown Pedal Cab
Water Transportation: Betty Lou Cruises
Florist: Daffodil Parker
Reception Band: Bluewater Kings Band
Photographer: Ash & James Photography

All aerial video filmed with a licensed pilot
Music license obtained
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