Last year, Brooklyn music collective Snark Puppy put together a singular concert event. In just three days, they converted a Brooklyn warehouse into a recording studio, then brought in 20 musicians to play six sets over the course of three nights for 40 lucky audience members. These sessions were also recorded and now comprise their new album, groundUP .
The core of the group, which remains consistent, features Grammy Award-winners Robert “Sput” Searight on drums (God’s Property, Snoop Dogg) and Shaun Martin on keys (Kirk Franklin, Erykah Badu). Led by award-winning bassist/composer Michael League, Snarky Puppy delivers raw funk and sensitive dynamics, relentless pocket and lyrical melodicism, lush harmony and soulful simplicity, and most importantly, a delicate mixture of composition and improvisation.