Bill Laurance is a longstanding member of Snarky Puppy, and one of the original keys players.  Often identified by fans for his sensual and sensitive playing, he also provides some of the band’s most amazing keys solos. In addition, he an accomplished song writer having penned some of the groupsContinue Reading

Jazz, funk, fusion and power trios hold a unique place in my view.  Out of necessity, each player needs to be exceptionally strong and bring a depth of sound as there’s little margin for error.  Two of the more recent memorable trios are Medeski, Martin and Wood and Soulive. Here’sContinue Reading

Snarky Puppy’s second night at the Variety Playhouse was stellar, as usual.  The enthusiastic crowd was treated to a special Ready Wednesday encore featuring a couple of special tricks.  First, Bill Laurance, who penned the tune, opened it up with a dark, gothy Shofukan intro leading into the tune.  Then,Continue Reading

Bill Laurance’s Live at Union Chapel is Grammy-worthy material.  I’ve procrastinated reviewing this CD/DVD since getting my copy in February simply because it’s been in my car rotation every since and I wanted to do it justice.  It’s a live performance in London accompanied by his Snarky Puppy bandmates Michael LeagueContinue Reading