Jazz

Family Dinner Volume Two (CD)

Grammy Award-winning, genre-spanning Jazz band Snarky Puppy recorded Family Dinner Volume Two live in New Orleans with guest musicians and vocalists such as David Crosby, Charlie Hunter, Jason Marsalis, Terence Blanchard, and many more. The album is accompanied by a DVD featuring footage of the recording process, interviews, and behind-the-scenes action that brings you up close and personal with this amazing show. The DVD also includes footage of bonus tracks not included on the album. A portion of the proceeds from sales of Family Dinner Volume Two will be donated to Roots of Music, an organization that empowers the youth of New Orleans through music education, academic support, and mentorship.

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Culcha Vulcha (CD)

Genre-busters for sure, the Grammy-winning outfit Snarky Puppy lands somewhere between an R&B-fueled garage band and a rangy jazz collective, but Culcha Vulcha presents a darker, moodier Puppy with elements of Rock along with flourishes of Bossa Nova, electric Blues, R&B, Funk, Soul, Jazz, and more. Cultural influences collide and merge to make a thoroughly American sound. The album title may refer to the Western world’s obsession with pop culture and insatiable rate of consumption, but one can’t overlook the post-modern appeal of mixing it all up for one big, never-ending Snarky meal.

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