Celebrating 2015 - Naughty Professor
New Orleans has always been dear to our hearts here at Ropeadope (of course), and when we heard Naughty Professor we heard the past, the present, and the future of an ever evolving city and genre. Six young players with chops who dig the complexity of jazz and the party culture of The Big Easy. Naughty P released their new record, OUT ON A LIMB, in May of 2015, and Offbeat defined it best ‘Clearly, the boys in the band paid attention in class, as the album offers, in addition to the all-original tracks’ bountiful, buoyant grooves, an intrepid sense of formal jazz composition. Get Naughty right here.
Naughty Professor (5/12/15)
It’s time to get naughty
Tomorrow marks the drop of Out on A Limb, the second studio album from Naughty Professor. Unique interpretation is the norm here at Ropeadope, from DJ Logic through Snarky Puppy, and Naughty P are the next to push things forward. The roots of jazz are always in New Orleans, but travel the world in many different ways. Check this review from Music Fest News, catch this band live, and support the new release right over here.
We are proud to welcome this new group of six passionate and innovative young cats from New Orleans. Naughty P starts with a respectful nod to the tradition and feel of New Orleans, and adds, well, whatever they want. A bit of jazz improv here, some screaming guitar there, a little booty shakin funk right where it counts. Exactly what gets us going. The band just got off a heavy week at jazzfest, and are hitting the road, starting in Chicago for a Ropeadope throwdown with Spare Parts and bass legend Bill Dickens. Now that's how it's done.