Snarky Puppy live recording from their show on June 1, 2017 at E-Werk in Cologne, Germany.
FROM MICHAEL LEAGUE:
Sold-out show for 1900 at the E-Werk rock club in Cologne. Some serious mojo in this show. Something in the air. Things start in 5th gear with a very uptempo Strawman. First time playing it this tour. Justin takes the rhythm section all over the place on his Rhodes solo. Trades on the outro with Bob taking the lead. Kite gets a little hump to it on the solo section. Maz gets lyrical. Zach stretches in a big way on the outro solo. Grown Folks hits some bumps in the beginning but Bobby reels it back in with a tour of the organ over the first vamp. Bob takes it out on guitar. Justin has fun with displacement on Flood. Larnell and Nate take things up a notch. The band sees Larnell’s quote and raises him. Semente is fast. Maz takes a flugelhorn solo on the bridge. Bass harmonics segue strangely into Binky. Justin gets into some cool harmonizations on the second melody. Bullock gets weird on the solo. Justin takes the second solo on Rhodes. The opening theme returns for a brief moment before the drop. A Herbie Hancock quote sneaks its way into the outro. Justin takes it directly into Sleeper. Bobby gives a particularly emotional performance, spontaneously performing/deconstructing the Star-Spangled Banner, then sharing a brief political sentiment (parental discretion advised). Zach absolutely destroys Lingus for the encore. So much voodoo in this gig.
3. Grown Folks
Chris Bullock - tenor sax, flute, & alto flute
Mike “Maz” Maher - trumpet & flugelhorn
Justin Stanton - trumpet, Fender Rhodes, & Prophet
Bobby Sparks - organ, clavinet, Minimoog, and Motif
Zach Brock - violin
Bob Lanzetti - guitar
Michael League - bass & Moog bass
Larnell Lewis - drums
Nate Werth - percussion
Mike Harrison - sound (front of house)
Matt Recchia - sound (monitors)
Nic Hard - engineering and mixing