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David Crosby - Snarky Puppy is 'most advanced band i've seen' / New York Times feature

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"I know you're all wondering why I called you together," David Crosby said to peals of laughter as he sat down. Mr. Crosby, the crinkly folk-rock eminence, had come to Lil' Frankie's in the East Village for dinner with a half-dozen members of the group he once hailed on Twitter as "quite possibly the most advanced band in the world ... certainly the best I've heard/seen." That would be Snarky Puppy, a barnstorming, groove-centric instrumental act with a rabid fan base and a blithely unplaceable style. And if the name doesn't ring a bell, it's probably just a matter of time.

Snarky Puppy, which won a recent Grammy and is up for another one this month, has carved out an improbably strong niche. The band also has a new label - ( GroundUp, with international distribution through Universal Music Classics ) and will release "Family Dinner Volume Two," their 10th album on Friday, Feb. 12.  

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