Snarky Puppy: We didn't see much but all that we saw was extremely energetic and classy. Was cool to see his bass player leading the whole band so well and having so much fun at the same time. I recognize that I felt envy.
Marcus Miller: Well everyone knows him, doing what he knows, grooving at the higher level. This time his drummer was a teenager! He wasn't that technically as all the drummers that we saw before, but he had a perfect groove that fitted perfectly in Marcus style. We spent all the show wandering if he was a girl or a boy, and we weren't able to reach a conclusion.
We have to miss Portico Quartet because they played a the same time as Chick and it was impossible not to stay at Chick dancing endlessly. After that all this 'Neo Orleans' bands played like the dj's play techno music in any other festival. It was weird, people wearing old fashioned clothes and pretending that was like a cabaret but at the same time all of them were using a Mac on stage. This music was like new orleans music but with electronic drums loops, some modern basses and few synths time to time.
In general it was a wonderful festival, full of children, old and young people, not too full and a healthy attitude from everyone. If there's a second edition I'll be there for sure.
I wanted to capture that making this song. Everytime my music stops I play a phrase and it's weird that when I made them I just stopped in those gaps without listening how the music came and I thought they sounded great, as you can hear they are not that cool, the first one it's good until the end that it's sharpened. The second one is all right, and the third is just nothing to do with the song. I liked how with the modulation wheel I could glide from notes to notes and add vibrato.