GRAMMY winners Snarky Puppy took home yet another trophy at this year's ceremonies. However, that wasn't the biggest news to come from the SP camp in recent days. The group somehow quietly released the second installment of their Family Dinner series. While the first edition, which featured the group collaborating with names big and small, put the Texas- and New York-based collective on the map (and nabbed them their first GRAMMY), the second edition is no slouch either, roping in the likes of David Crosby, Laura Mvula and Charlie Hunter. The first visual taste of the collection we're getting features SoulBounce favorite Chris Turner, who dusts off his signature "Liquid Love" one more time for the occasion.
Though we have heard "Liquid Love" before (and can hear it many more times), we haven't heard it quite like this. Chris, of course, brings his usual soulful vocals to the affair, wielding his loverman croon with masterful precision. What changes, though, is the music that Snarky Puppy lays down. They pick up the original's funk and expand upon it tenfold. Syncopated percussion joins jazzy guitar licks and piano at first before the bass and rhythm guitar come in to match Chris's sensual growl. And then, just when you think you've got a handle on what's going on here, slick horns and a churchy organ join in on the musical fun and take things to another stratosphere. Yowza! The electric energy is captured in the visual, which was recorded while the record was being made in New Orleans. You can see the interplay between the musicians in the room as the track comes together organically (and a special shout out goes to the three talented ladies churchin' it up on backing vocals). If you're not feeling this one, then we suggest that you check your pulse.
Get into the clip below and then head to Snarky Puppy's website to order yourself a copy of Family Dinner: Volume Two (don't worry, they've got you covered on CD/DVD, vinyl, digital — and even a digital movie of the recording session). And if you want to see what SP can do live, then check out their upcoming tour dates here.