May 23, 2017 - Karlsruhe, Germany (mp3)

Snarky Puppy live recording from their show on May 23, 2017 at Substage in Karlsruhe, Germany.

Smallish rock club an hour south of Frankfurt. The room was really, really hot. Maz uses Bobby’s clavinet comping to kickstart his flugelhorn solo in Kite. Justin phrases on Rhodes. Zach solos on Semente. Whitecap emerges from the outro. Justin finds some colors on the bridge. Bullock develops a chromatic motif over a funky vamp. Flood feels good. Justin stretches on Rhodes. Bobby sings over Thing of Gold. Zach gets weird on a tour of violin effects on What About Me? One of my favorite moments of the tour during Larnell’s solo, which sadly can’t be done justice without video. About 90% of the way through his solo, he loses a stick and, while still playing with complete fluidity with the remaining three limbs, proceeds to pull out five or six different mallets and brushes before finally finding an actual drumstick. Big Ugly starts off a bit fast but then settles. Maz and Bullock have playtime with effects. Bob takes it out. Another lost-without-video moment: Justin starts the encore of Lingus early to see how fast Larnell can get behind the drum set. He, of course, makes it just in time, but I forgot to unplug from keybass and into my electric bass. Extended intro, anyone? Bobby trashes the solo section on organ and Minimoog.

1. Kite
2. Semente
3. Whitecap
4. Flood
5. Thing of Gold
6. What About Me?
7. Big Ugly

8. Lingus

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

Sound Crew:
Mike Harrison - sound (front of house)
Matt Recchia - sound (monitors)
Nic Hard - engineering and mixing 

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