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  • Yellowjackets: Spirit of the West

    Yellowjackets: Spirit of the West

    It is always great to see a Yellowjackets video hit the radar. In this clip from 2011, the band plays “Spirit of the West” live, with some beautiful unison lines by Jimmy Haslip and Bob Mintzer. Dig Jimmy’s solo! »

  • The Yellowjackets Release Album with New Bassist

    The Yellowjackets Release Album with New Bassist

    The Yellowjackets have released their first album with Australian virtuoso bassist Dane Alderson. The album, Cohearence, features jazz fusion, a rendition of the folk song “Shenandoah,” and a closing track with a chamber-jazz feel. The band, which released its debut album under the Yellowjackets name in 1981 after forming in 1977 as the Robben Ford... »

  • Yellowjackets Release “A Rise In The Road” with Felix Pastorius

    Yellowjackets Release “A Rise In The Road” with Felix Pastorius

    One thing a band with the Yellowjackets’ longevity is likely to experience is change. The 32-year run has seen their fair share of change, with the most recent one happening with the bass chair. Back in January 2012, we broke the news that Felix Pastorius – son of the late Jaco Pastorius – was replacing... »

  • Yellowjackets Celebrate 30 Years with New Material: “Timeline”

    Yellowjackets Celebrate 30 Years with New Material: “Timeline”

    The Yellowjackets, formed 30 years ago by bassist Jimmy Haslip and keyboardist Russell Ferrante, is celebrating their anniversary with the release of Timeline. The album is the band’s 21st release, and features the return of drummer Will Kennedy after a dozen years away from the band. The 11-track album includes music penned mostly by Ferrante... »

  • Yellowjackets: Claire’s Song

    In a performance from the North Sea Jazz Festival back in 1992, when the festival was in The Hague, Holland, here’s the Yellowjackets with Jimmy Haslip performing the lovely “Claire’s Song”: »