Snarky Puppy’s Michael League and Bill Laurance pair up on new album

Bassist Michael League and pianist Bill Laurance have paired up for a duo album called Where You Wish You Were.

The new recording is a change of pace from their work with the Grammy-winning jazz-fusion ensemble Snarky Puppy.

Watch the live video of the duo playing Sant Esteve:

Recorded at League’s home studio in the Spanish region of Catalonia, the album features Laurance on piano and League on oud, acoustic bass, fretless baritone electric guitar, ngoni and vocals. The 11-song set of original music co-written by both musicians explore worldly jazz sounds heavily influenced by Asian and Mediterranean music.

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Here’s the track listing:

  1. La Marinada
  2. Meeting of the Mind
  3. Round House
  4. Sant Esteve
  5. Kin
  6. Tricks
  7. Anthem for a Tiny Nation
  8. Ngoni Baby
  9. Bricks
  10. Where You Wish You Were
  11. Duo

Bill Laurance and Michael League’s Where You Wish You Were is out Jan. 27, 2023, via ACT Music.