Snarky Puppy live recording from their show on May 20, 2017 at Palais Dea Congres de Lyon in Lyon, France.
FROM MICHAEL LEAGUE:
Last show of the French tour. Lots of stretching in this one. Maybe the weirdest gig (musically) of the trip so far. Beep Box gets things off to an eerie start. Justin sinks into an atmosphere on Rhodes under Maz’s solo. Grown Folks goes straight church with Bobby on organ. Bob takes the last solo on guitar. Justin takes a Rhodes solo on Semente, which Larnell and Nate gently ease into Binky. The tune starts, and stays, dark. Bullock takes a screaming, minimalist solo on effected tenor. Maz and Larnell get into some rhythmic interplay during a flugel horn solo. Lots of (milked) Rhodes and bass conversation before the outro. The band moves quickly into the longest version of Tarova we’ve ever played. Zach takes a solo on violin (though it doesn’t sound like it) and the band eventually breaks down to just him and Bobby, who goes P-Funk on Minimoog bass. Everyone joins the trance one by one until it launches back into the tune. Nate takes a percussion solo amidst “Tutu” quotes. Gemini cools things off for a bit before Bobby solos on Minimoog. What About Me? gets a seriously aggressive treatment from Bob and Larnell. Bobby takes things home on the encore with Sleeper. If you’ve been checking out other live shows, this will be a good one for you. Very different flavor.
1. Beep Box
2. Grown Folks
7. What About Me?
Chris Bullock - tenor sax, flute, & alto flute
Mike “Maz” Maher - trumpet & flugelhorn
Justin Stanton - trumpet & keyboards
Bobby Sparks - keyboards
Zach Brock - violin
Bob Lanzetti - guitar
Michael League - bass
Larnell Lewis - drums
Nate Werth - percussion
Mike Harrison - sound (front of house)
Matt Recchia - sound (monitors)
Nic Hard - engineering and mixing