Snarky Puppy founder, multi-instrumentalist and Grammy winner Michael League and cossover piano icon Bill Laurance take us to an imaginary place full of beauty, peace and energy. Musical escapism, world jazz 2.0 and an invitation to a place where we wish to be.
A mere mention of the names of Michael League and Bill Laurance makes one think of Snarky Puppy. It is now nearly twenty years since Southern California-born bassist/multi-instrumentalist Michael League founded the globally acclaimed, four-time GRAMMY award-winning collective. As for keyboardist Bill Laurance, originally from London, he has been a part of the globe-trotting adventure for nearly as long as League has. So the fact that League and Laurance are now releasing "Where you Wish you Were", their first duo album together, does feel at the same time like a logical development...and also a surprise. Michael League takes a very different role here from the one he does in Snarky Puppy. On "Where you Wish you Were", he is to be heard mainly playing the oud and other acoustic stringed instruments. He takes the view...line up
Bill Laurance / acoustic piano and voice
Michael League / oud, fretless acoustic guitar bass, fret-less baritone electric guitar, ngoni and voice
Produced by Bill Laurance and Michael League
Co-produced by Nic Hard
Engineered and mixed by Nic Hard
Recorded and mixed at Estudi Vint in Els Prats de Rei, Catalonia, Spain
Mastered by Dave McNair in North Carolina, U.S.A.
Cover art by Nadia Attura, Opus 18
Lacquer Disc Cutting by Sidney Claire Meyer at Emil Berliner Studios Berlin