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Malika Tirolien – Grow

     Malika Tirolien may be familiar to you if you are a fan of Snarky Puppy, a collective of musicians who have made a name for themselves in instrumental music influenced by jazz, hip-hop, rhythm and blues, pop music and more. Malika sang on the group’s Grammy-winning Family Dinner – Volume One. A singer, songwriter, and pianist based in Montreal, Malika will wow you with her music and style as noted here on GROW, from the recent (February 2021) LP, HIGHER. This electric, energy-driven, track explores jazz, funk, and R&B in…

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The Fearless Flyers – Ace of Aces

     Funky, fun, and fabulous, The Fearless Flyers prove that lyrics aren’t necessary when you are _this_ good at your instruments!  Ace of Aces is from the band’s March 23, 2018, self-titled six-song debut EP. The band shares composition duties while baritone guitarist and guitarist Cory Wong acts as producer for the group. Laying down the phenomenal beat is Nate Smith who is flat-out perfect on Ace of Aces. The rest of the band made up of Joe Dart on bass and Mark Lettieri (of Snarky Puppy) on baritone…

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2014: A look back at Vodka’s last 12 months

At the beginning of 2014, Vodka changed its video review timetable to once per week, which makes listing the top 40 tracks for the previous year seem pretty silly. Instead, this year we are just going to look back on what I think are some of Vodka’s high points, musically. As always, your mileage may vary.  Way back at the beginning of the year we posted Vera Jonas title track for her 2013 long-player, Game, a funky track with plenty of dance moves in the video. It is such a fun song, that it deserves mention again. Ten months ago or so, we…

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Snarky Puppy – Shofukan (We Like It Here)

 Semi-frequent visitors to Vodka are Snarky Puppy, who play a very special combination of mostly jazz with pop styling thrown in that is simply wonderful, are back. Here from their latest long-player, We Like It Here, (February 2014) is the wonderful Latin and rhythm and blues flavored Shofukan.  I encourage you to visit other Snarky Puppy tracks on Vodka; The track that got things started for me, Thing Of Gold and the more recent Amour T’es Là, from the wonderful Family Dinner –…

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Snarky Puppy feat. Magda Glannikou – Amour T’es Là

 Though jazz makes a limited appearance on A Little More Vodka, it’s not because it doesn’t have some wonderful musical offerings. Mostly, it is because in general, lyrics help tell the story of a video, and in this case-as with most Snarky Puppy performances-the music /is/ the story. That was true a year ago, with Thing Of Gold from the groups Ground Up offering and remains so today with Family Dinner. Family Dinner –  Volume 1 was released in…

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