Music Review: Snarky Puppy – We Like It Here

We Like It HereA couple of months ago while working on a music project together, my friend and brilliant musician Robert Puff recommended this band to me. One listen and I was hooked! This isn’t for everyone, Jazz isn’t an art form that attracts across all platforms, but these guys are worth the listen.

Snarky Puppy is changing up the game completely and is making Jazz more popular than it has been for a long time. Jazz and Funk have been areas of music that a lot of people have said was dead, but it looks like it is being brought back to life with this album Snarky Puppy has put together entitled, “We like It Here” Though the group is still somewhat underground, the group’s popularity is catching fire.

The machine, that is Snarky Puppy, is a collective of musicians from the Dallas and New York area that are musically inclined on a whole other level. In the mainstream world of music, this is what’s going to become the popular style of music. It’s a fusion of Jazz and Funk that feels worldly, in the sense that it’s a style of music that is nodded at in almost every country on the planet. So, hats off to them for getting some more mainstream buzz, as well as winning a Grammy for Best R&B Performance.

Just like all their other albums and DVDs, the group recorded this album during a live performance, which this time was in front of a sold out London crowd. The group consists of about 40 musicians and everyone puts in what they have to offer. As a collective, the group puts together all of the musical ideas and from there, they run away with it.

Not everyone is going to be a fan of some new age Jazz, but I think you should give it a try before you decide to put it down. Their music is hip, it’s fresh and very distinct. Most of all, it’s original and I can truly say that I haven’t heard very much music like it.

Here’s a little taste:

This is a group of musicians who really get music. The way they blend the layers of rhythm and melody is just simply amazing. There’s not a single complaint I have about this album, and I highly suggest it to everyone. I have a feeling that fans, of every style of music, will be able to relate to the coolness of Snarky Puppy. So, make sure to check it out and enjoy.

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