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MP3 Snarky Puppy - The World is Getting Smaller

A high-energy gumbo of jazz, soul, funk, and world music.

8 MP3 Songs
JAZZ: World Fusion, ROCK: Jam-band

"Killin''" -Victor Wooten (Bela Fleck)
"Some incredible sh*t. That''s some futuristic sh*t." -Bobby Sparks (Marcus Miller, Roy Hargrove)

Hailing from the unassuming Texas town that produced Roy Orbison, The Eagles, Brave Combo, and Blood, Sweat, & Tears, Snarky Puppy is spreading its infectious blend of jazz, soul, and world music to an audience hungry for something creative and inspiring.

Made up entirely of past and present music students from the highly esteemed University of North Texas (affectionately referred to as "the Juilliard of the South"), the band effortlessly blends a strong sense of musicality and virtuosity with raw, organic musical instincts. The 9-piece group is doing something very relevant, and something very honest- they''re making music as a generation immersed in diversity. Bjork, Dave Holland, D''Angelo, Wayne Krantz, Pat Metheny, Lettuce, and Radiohead resonate within the compositions to form the unified, unique, soulful sound that is unmistakably Snarky Puppy.

The group was formed in 2004 by award-winning bassist and composer Michael League, and immediately gained the support of a large, diverse audience. Snarky Puppy was signed by the very progressive S.I.T.M.O.M. Records in fall of 2005, and subsequently recorded and released their first studio record, The Only Constant, in winter of 2006. The CD has been very well received by the music industry''s top musicians and representatives ("...beautifully written, arranged, produced, and played by all..." "tasty percussion and drums, warm bass lines, clean, lovely Rhodes work, excellent horn arranging and clean phrasing abound." -TAXI A&R / "There''s some serious passion in these guys'' playing..." "This is beautiful music," "Heavy writing... watch out for these guys," -legendary New Orleans drummer Johnny Vidacovich / "Incredible... Snarky Puppy is happening," -jazz bassist Marc Johnson) and has created a serious buzz among musicians and non-musicians alike.

The members of Snarky Puppy have performed with some of the biggest names in jazz and popular music, including Victor Wooten, Dave Brubeck, Eddie Gomez, Marc Johnson, Maria Schneider, Dave Douglas, Phil Woods, Maynard Ferguson, Bill Holman, Morcheeba, Headhunters, Dave Fiuczynski (of the Screaming Headless Torsos), Clyde Stubblefield (of James Brown and the JB''s), Dick Oatts, Jimmy Cobb, Marc Johnson, Slide Hampton, Jimmy Heath, John D''earth, Michael Spiro, Jovino Santos Neto, Benny Golson, "Snooky" Young, Eric Lindell, and countless more.

Snarky Puppy is maintaining a heavy tour schedule throughout the U.S. while promoting their second record, "The World is Getting Smaller."

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