“We have a record label and a festival and those are advocating for unknown artists. “Deadlines don’t stress me out. Is there nothing this man can’t do? I don’t want to limit it to higher education. Michael O’Neill exclusive interview: ‘Stoke have a much better mindset than when I started’ ... Over 48 league games in charge, his record reads W22 D10 L16 Pts 76, which is play-off form. There’s always new material for you to use as a composer to push yourself forward. Michael Owen interview: I’m in a good place but ‘heartbreaking’ to see old teammates struggle. Everybody needs improvement. As much as I love Northern Virginia, my community doesn’t support it very much. And that means that I have to give them love and attention. I just kind of slowly drifted into the jazz world. Hi Michael, how is life in Glasgow?Im really… I’m very lucky.”. I’ve seen duos or trios that are 10 times more dysfunctional than our organisation. In this interview from Newport, bassist Michael League talked about his musical evolution, including going to North Texas State. A 70-year-old Puyallup man was sentenced to five years in prison for shooting his two adult children in the head while they slept last year. Getting work done doesn’t stress me out, being on tour doesn’t stress me out, making records doesn’t stress me out. Michael League was born in Long Beach on Tuesday, April 24, 1984 (Millennials Generation). Exclusive video interview with FBPO’s Jon Liebman March 27, 2017. Vivez l’expérience CANAL+. Oct 29, 2016. Thank you for signing up to Musicradar. plus de 3 mois. They do so much, so well, and with such energy and skill, that you end up simply enjoying their output for what it is - great music. I think we have a garden shed or something, like a back house, definitely not classy enough for a pantheon. It’s kind of like an OC- 2, but I like it more, and it’s smaller and I dig it. BA1 1UA. By The DLF Team. It sounds like a gig for you is a lot of work. We recorded eight new songs and filmed it the way that we’ve done our last three records. I basically ended up on Saturday nights playing a steakhouse with a college jazz quartet and then Sunday, literally overnight, I was playing at a 7,000 member black Baptist church with Erykah Badu’s band. … Andre Vasconcelos takes a trip to Brookylin NYC to interview the band leader, bassist, composer and much more for Snarky Puppy. No one can attest to that more than bassist and band leader Michael League. Michael League (born April 24, 1984) is an American composer, producer, and multi-instrumentalist. Also, [the recording session] happened right before this Grammy thing so no one was feeling this pressure. Bassist. So are you an advocate for higher education for musicians? I use D’Addario Chrome Flatwounds on that. Where does the new Snarky Puppy album fit in the pantheon of your records? I love MXR’s Carbon Copy Delay, plus their Phase 90, Bass Octave Deluxe, Bass Envelope, and one of my favorite delays that Way Huge makes called the Aqua Puss. Football, France, 2020, 08 min. I have a ’78 Fender Mustang with a maple neck. I play a 1976 Fender Precision bass with a maple neck that I acquired in a drum shop in Greenville, South Carolina for $700. And one of my bands is sustainable; the other one hopefully will be soon. FRONTLINE writer, producer, and director Michael Kirk meticulously charts the uncovering of scientific evidence of the chronic brain disease, Chronic Traumatic Encephalopathy (CTE), and its relationship to football concussions. “For me, it’s a good feeling, because if you’re afraid, then it probably means that there’s some stuff going on with the record that you haven’t done before. Michael League is een van de moderne bashelden en hij is een van de weinigen die we tweemaal hebben geinterviewd en de eerste die twee keer op de cover van De Bassist mocht staan. One fan specifically wanted to ask about the origin of the riff from “Bent Nails” from groundUP. Do you still need to make any profound changes to get where you want to go? I think I need improvement as a player, and as a composer. MusicRadar is part of Future plc, an international media group and leading digital publisher. I would say that’s where my first real music education started. When Snarky Puppy snagged the Grammy for Best R&B Performance, it was a victory for independent artists everywhere. What’s at the front of your mind when you play bass? I think the label needs improvement. Born in Southern California into a musical family, Michael League is a Grammy-winning bassist, guitarist, bandleader, composer, arranger, producer and record label owner. Bassist. I think it’s solid, and importantly I think the people care. “So I guess if that’s what a good bass player is, then maybe... sometimes I feel like I’m good and sometimes I feel like I suck.”, Don't miss the latest deals, news, reviews, features and tutorials. Probably I’ll just keep cramming every second of my life with shit, but maybe one day I won’t. Share Tweet Email Comments. There’s always new material for you to use as a composer to push yourself forward.”, “I guess I’m Mr Snarky Puppy to a lot of people, but definitely not to myself. I’ll generally start on keyboard or guitar and come up with a progression and a groove. That’s where I would say my personality developed the most. “A little spark to ignite a small flame, to grow into a full-blown fire with the help of some careful fanning and kindling. Explore releases from Michael League at Discogs. So there’s not like this huge expectation for getting your own hotel room and five-star food and getting paid a grand a gig. great band. There’s that little bit of a recklessness to the recording that I really enjoy. There were hundreds of people there to do exactly what I wanted to do and it was really, really cool. “Yeah, yeah. First Name Michael. While over 40 musicians have passed through the ranks over the years, bassist Michael League is the man in charge. EXCLUSIVE INTERVIEW BY OLIVER HOLT: Michael Oliver loves working with the best footballers in the best league in front of the best fans. How did you get your start in music and who are some of your influences? Tell us about Snarky Puppy’s upcoming release, We Like It Here. From the Ground Up: An Interview with Michael League. I feel comfortable with all three things, but since bass lines are what I do all the time I’ll just do those last. Grab Some Swag. Michael League és un músic estatunidenc, compositor, productor i baixista del grup de jazz-fusió novaiorquès Snarky Puppy, amb el qual ha estat guardonat en tres ocasions amb els premis Grammy. Snarky Puppy is one very niche specific element of my personality. From there it’s just how the music community works. This interview was … It just would not have happened because it’s not as culturally or musically rich as Dallas is. Michael League Popularity . He is 36 years old and is a Taurus. yes! Not everyone is in a position where their community fosters musical growth. You will receive a verification email shortly. Former England striker spoke about ‘emptiness’ of retirement after turning 40 © The bass line actually comes last for me. Posted on November 24, 2020. Take a listen to Immigrance, Snarky Puppy’s new album - the Brooklyn collective’s 13th in 14 years - and, as with all its predecessors, you find yourself quickly immersed. I also have an Eastwood baritone guitar. Michael Beale - Rangers FC 1st team coach, caught up with the team at academysoccercoach.co.uk I recently caught up with the team at www.academysoccercoach.co.uk to discuss the launch of the exciting ASC cloud service, life in Scotland, Rangers FC and much more.... See below for the interview. Then there’s a dose of electronica and a slab of folk and a chunk of rock, and you eventually come to the conclusion that you can’t file Snarky Puppy away in any convenient category because there isn’t one that fits. Or a school for little kids that does Suzuki method. This interview was … He is the bandleader of New York-based instrumental band Snarky Puppy and the international music ensemble Bokanté.He also founded the band Forq with keyboardist Henry Hey, and is also an owner and founder of the record label GroundUP Music. I was kind of throwing a speech together just in case, but then after they performed I thought, “Man, I’m not even going to bother.” So when they announced us the only thing that was going through my head was “what the hell am I going to say?” and that was about it. That’s kind of my pedal arsenal. We’re at a point where we’ve played so much together that the guys instantly start taking risks and challenging each other musically whenever we play. It’s a little guy, like the Mini Phase 90. [That includes something like] an apprenticeship, which is another opportunity I had with this incredible musician named Bernard Wright. I would drive him around to all his gigs for two years and I’d play with him five to seven times a week. I start with a concept. Share. How did you get hooked up with Lalah Hathaway? After college, through a really fortunate set of coincidences, I got set down right in the middle of the Gospel and R&B scene in Dallas, which is arguably the richest scene in the world for that kind of music. I’m not really a 5-string guy, but I put it on every once in a while and I love it. For more vintage gear, I have a 1967 Hofner 500/1 Beatle Violin Bass strung with D’Addario Tapewounds. Gibson and Gene Simmons Announce G² Line, Including New Thunderbird Bass, Pierluigi Balducci Releases Solo Album, Updates Method Books, Zander Zon: The Princess Pleads For Wallace’s Life, Sly & Robbie Return with “Red Hills Road”, Cape Town International Jazz Festival 2014. We're the UK's only print publication devoted to bass guitar. “No, but you know what? 20/20 Interview with Michael Moore. The thing is, I was very certain that we were not going to win because every single band that performed at that ceremony won in their category. Jaime Preciado. But he just played acoustic bass, so the electric just sat in his closet for twenty years or something. On-stage interview includes Snarky Puppy story and so much more. There are two guys in the band that played in her band before – Sput, who is our drummer, and Bobby Sparks. But I do remember that when he wrote that song he sent it to us with no metronome and no drums, so nobody had any idea where beat one was or what the time signature was. I was like, ‘Really be honest with me’... “The short answer to your question is that I have no fucking clue. And not just larger- but more powerful, faster-moving, and with the ability for a normal person, an average music listener who manages a small hotel or plays weddings on the weekend, to make an unknown band into a household name in their country, simply on account of the music being interesting. So that’s kind of like my baby. We’ve hit a groove as a band where we can play the compositions and be true to them but really stretch things outside of them. Finally I use Planet Waves cables. Huffduffed by Ptujec on November 8th, 2015. No. I ended up going to college majoring in jazz studies at the University of North Texas. I grew up playing acoustic guitar and singing James Taylor songs, and if you would have asked me at 17 what kind of musician I was, I would say, ‘I’m a guy who plays acoustic guitar and sings James Taylor shit.’”. That must have been surreal. Many called the group an underdog but their track “Something,” featuring Lalah Hathaway, is an undeniably phenomenal song. I’m very, very adamant about supporting the idea of people teaching each other music. Sure, the basic approach is jazz, but then you come across a song that is nothing like jazz. You bring together so many different genres in your playing. I have Snarky Puppy and Bokanté. I don’t have great technique. And I’ve taken on a lot of things that are not one-time gigs. 36 Year Olds. “I have an MXR Carbon Copy Delay, I have a Moog MF Drive pedal, I have an EarthQuaker Bit Commander, I have an EarthQuaker Dispatch Master, which is like a reverb, a spaced-out reverb and delay pedal, and I have an EarthQuaker Spatial Delivery, which is an envelope filter, a TC Electronic PolyTune, and I have an MXR Mini Volume pedal. He discussed his lifelong love of African music. 4.0k members in the SnarkyPuppy community. Tweet. 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It was just through this one guy I met at a jam session who called me to play this church, and the church band was basically Roy Hargrove’s RH Factor and a lot of those guys playing with Badu. Sitting back with the bass, but pushing forward with everything else? Same with drum grooves. Michael League – Happiness in the Groove by Steve Gregory… When Michael League sat down for this interview, he had just arrived at the venue for the night, already having had a hectic day. The guys are great in the band, and our administrative team and our record label, everyone that works there, they’re awesome. It was at a really cool studio called Kytetopia owned by a famous Dutch trumpeter named Kyteman. There’s definitely this feeling of wonderment and gratefulness at anything good that happens because toured so ruggedly for so many years. The cool thing about going to music college is that for four years of your life, your only job is to study music. 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