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Snarky Puppy - Family Dinner Volume Two / Jazz Police review

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If the group concept these days has a shared mission, it seems to be a focus on fusion, funk or progressive leanings. With Snarky Puppy, all three apply, along with a hodge-podge of other leanings. The impetus behind Family Dinner is elegantly simple. It's a gathering of choice friends from nearly every musical cranny.  Salif Keita, Bela Fleck sideman and leader Jeff Coffin, singer Susana Baca, eight-string guitarist Charlie Hunter, and even David Crosby are all honored guests.

And it'd be tough to beat the snarling grooves and charged rhythms of the host band. With a full media package of a bonus DVD that offers plenty of insight, Snarky Puppy is poised for a takeover.

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