These fearless roadwarrriors are at it again. After the
"Family Dinner vol 1" effort there's the
new and marvelous, yet unexpected "We like it here" album. Same recipe: cd/dvd package, live audience and
the band in between, and Snarky Puppy music. Music I do
not get tired of. Always fresh, moving, crossing borders
and played with a 'take no prisoners' attitude. These guys
could easily get high-rated jobs in the music industry,
touring with the stars or whatever. They choose not, they
hit the road to see whatever comes in there way. Artists
in the real sense.
Location this time around was Utrecht, Netherlands because
the band felt like doing a tribute to Europe stating: we
like it here. Well, we like you having here guys and hope
you return often. The recording of the event had, once
again, the typical Snarky signature. To less preparation,
instant composing and rehearsing without drummer.
Yes that's right, Robert "Sput" Searight,
present on most of the last recordings didn't make it to
the gig and was replaced by same day flew in
Larnell Lewis. A first time for me and
wow.... Check the incredible drumming. It's amazing that
this band can call on such top-notch players last minute.
Everyone want's to gig with the pups obviously.
In the meantime there's something else that becomes more
and more obvious too. Bassplayer and headpuppy
Michael League is a genius composer. Yes,
there are many references to all Anglo & Afro-American
musical genres from the last decades. You hear what the
man's musings are. But this is more than just intelligent
sampling and reuse. This is building upon a legacy with
respect and pushing the same genres forward. Only the real
masters do that.
I know it's old fashioned but BUY this CD/DVD.