Snarky Puppy - Lingus (We Like It Here)

  • Published on Mar 30, 2014
  • Snarky Puppy - Lingus
    From the live DVD "We Like It Here"


    Recorded and filmed live (free of overdubs) from October 7-10 at Kytopia Studios in Utrecht, the Netherlands, for GroundUP Music. For more information and upcoming tour dates, please visit or .

    Written, arranged, and produced by Michael League.

    Michael League - bass
    Shaun Martin - keyboards
    Bill Laurance - keyboards
    Cory Henry - keyboards (solo)
    Justin Stanton - Fender Rhodes
    Mark Lettieri - guitar
    Bob Lanzetti - guitar
    Chris McQueen - guitar
    Nate Werth - percussion
    Larnell Lewis - drums
    Mike Maher - trumpet (solo)
    Chris Bullock - sax (solo)
    Bob Reynolds - sax
    Jay Jennings - trumpet

    Engineered by Eric Hartman, Roy Van Rosendaal, Mike Harrison, & Colin Benders.
    Filmed by Andy LaViolette, Brad Holt, Emily Schwarting, Joseph Lafond, and Christi LaViolette.
    Mixed by Eric Hartman in Dallas, Texas.
    Mastered by Scott Hull at Masterdisk New York, NY.

Comments • 16 918

  • Jachael123
    Jachael123 Year ago +6

    Sometimes I wish I was an innocent musician listening to this piece for the first time all over again...

  • butchjohnson4

    I thought it was dead...I thought it was dead (tears). The musicianship. The arrangement. The funky smell. Jazz evolution at its finest. This ensemble of young, great talent was listening to and learning from its predecessors ... and got it right. Thank you. I’m 73 years old. This right here ... this right here.. is 100.

  • KS
    KS  +380

    Absolutely insane that Larnell Lewis learned/composed the drum parts for this entire recording ON THE FLIGHT over to the Netherlands. No doubt Cory Henry is the star of the show in this song, but the idea that Larnell just walked off the plane, walked into the studio and went this hard on the drums is just mind-bending.

  • theprisoner6666

    Of course the players are fantastic, but man, we’ve gotta give credit to the sound crew. Incredible sound. They’ve kept the feeling of a live gig with the quality of a studio.

  • Harald Geyer

    Listened to this today for the first time and I am in tears. I'm 65, been loving jazz for close to 50 years and I am finally as excited as I was as a 17-year-old.

  • Karthikeyan Subramanian

    What always gets me - I actually tear up - as an amateur musician, is watching Shaun Martin's absolute joy and adoration of Cory Henry's playing. Shaun martin is a great keyboardist in his own right, and its so generous of him. The last few seconds of this video is when the welling up of tears happens for me...haha.

  • Daiva Haryanto
    Daiva Haryanto 2 years ago +10

    lets take a moment to respect the mixing engineer

  • Trevalion Rising

    This is my 2 month old son's favorite thing to listen to. Whenever he cries, we put it on and he settles down instantly

  • The BK Stank
    The BK Stank 14 days ago +14

    I remember working at a store and a cool guy would shop there and we'd make small talk. He was a drummer who played classical music. I told him I was a drummer too and he was like "oh, you gotta check out Snarky Puppy. You'll love it." Eventually I did, and this was one of those "why didn't I check this out sooner?" moments. He ended up passing away and I'm glad I got to know him for that moment and that he shared something that brings me so much happiness.

  • BlackFelline

    "Dad why is my sister name Rose?"

  • Erik Hempel

    I sometimes wonder if anyone in that room realized within that very moment the future impact and significance that their performance would have on the musical community. Every aspect of that performance was outstanding, but what I particularly love is how tuned into the music everyone was. The consideration each musician had in their musical dialogue and conversation exhibits such a high level of professionalism, yet, the best part is this performance transcends the "craft" aspect of music. This was not just a bunch of talented musicians performing a song, it was a musical family playing and sharing an experience together.

  • TB 7788
    TB 7788  +346

    for a lot of the solo cory doesnt looks at what he’s playing. the piano is literally an extension of him. it’s not even being good enough to know where your hands are, i can do that on guitar, but i’ve never seen ANY one that phas feel like him while he’s playing. on any instrument. so unreal. the most amount of feel i’ve ever seen from any musician on any instrument.

  • dlein93
    dlein93 Year ago +4

    The central nervous system of the octopus is structured so that each limb, quite literally, has a mind of its own. I must say, that octopus on the drums is doing an excellent human impression.

  • Silveira Júnior

    What an amazing presentation!! I'm all "goosebumps" to see and hear this!!! what a beautiful improvisation!!! SIMPLY INCREDIBLE!!!!!!!

  • Nathan William

    This is it, guys..., this is it. Ya'll can tell Oscar Peterson, Tatum, Coltrane and all those pioneer will remain untouchable, but this masterpiece right here, is the new level. I am very much grateful that Cory is doing the solo with a more 'modern' type of technology (not a grand piano or any classic instrument), so that we could easily claim that this is the new identity for this jazz generation. This a new mark for jazz legacy and I'm proud to be a part of it!

  • Jay Hooks
    Jay Hooks  +33

    This is the only TheXvid video that I've EVER gave a standing ovation to while sitting at a computer desk. Cory was mind blowing. And Larnell was right in step with him.

  • RGBenge75
    RGBenge75  +125

    Absolutely love this, but I can’t believe the number of reaction videos of this where a musician says they’ve never heard anything like this or don’t know the genre. I have been listening to music like this since the 70s. Cory Henry clearly is inspired by Chick Corea and Herbie Hancock. Check out Return to Forever and the Headhunters. Larnell Lewis is amazing, listen to Steve Gadd with Chick Corea or Steely Dan on Aja (I know it’s pop, but Steve Gadd and Wayne Shorter?), or check out Peter Erskine (Weather Report) or Billy Cobham. Bassists need to listen to Jaco Pastorius with Weather Report, Stanley Clark, Marcus Miller, Victor Wooten. Guitarist want to listen to Larry Coryell, Al Dimeolo and Pat Metheny. Jazz fusion is not new. Return to Forever, Weather Report, are awesome. Horn player want to check the Brecker Brothers Heavy Metal Bebop. Randy Brecker did synthesized trumpet in the 70s. Also, a great band that Snarky Puppy reminds me of is Matrix. Check the King Weasel Stomp from their Wizard Album or Galadriel and the Fly from the Tale of the Whale album. Love that Snarky Puppy is introducing a new generation to some great music.

  • neithere
    neithere 2 hours ago

    I'm watching this every now and then to recharge my batteries. I was a bit afraid that the effect would fade away but it's almost the same as the first time. Both humbling and elevating, connection and happiness. Thank you for making this available.

  • TheDreRock
    TheDreRock Year ago +6

    Here for my daily watch of this

  • Adam Davies
    Adam Davies 21 hour ago +1

    I’ve listened to this work of art for many years. I’m still left breathless, speechless and overcome with joy. Sublime.