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Yellowjackets Celebrate 30 Years with New Material: “Timeline”
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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 and saxophonist Bob Mintzer with...

Gerald Veasley’s 2011 Bass BootCamp Adds Rhonda Smith
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Gerald Veasley’s 2011 Bass BootCamp Adds Rhonda Smith

This year marks the 10th anniversary of Gerald Veasley‘s popular Bass Boot Camp, and the bassist has just announced that Rhonda Smith will be joining the instructor line up. In addition to Veasley and Smith, the 2011 camp instructors include Adam Nitti, Jimmy Haslip, Anthony Wellington, David Dyson, Bryan Beller and Richard Waller. The camp runs from March 25 through...

Grammy Nominations 2011: The Bass List
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Grammy Nominations 2011: The Bass List

The 53rd Annual Grammy Award Nominations are in, and once again it’s been a good year for bassists. Some notable bassists have hit it big this year, including Esperanza Spalding, who is up for Best New Artist, and bass legend Stanley Clarke, whose latest release has garnered him two nominations. This is a historic year for the Grammy Awards, as...

YellowJackets Sign to Mack Avenue, Plan New Album
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YellowJackets Sign to Mack Avenue, Plan New Album

The contemporary jazz band Yellowjackets have just signed to Mack Avenue Records, and will be making their label debut in 2011 to celebrate the 30th anniversary of their first album. The release will be their 21st studio album, following 2008’s Lifecycle. The current band lineup includes founding member and bassist Jimmy Haslip, keyboardist Russell Ferrante, drummer Will Kennedy and saxophonist...

Renegade Creation Announces Tour Dates, with Jimmy Haslip
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Renegade Creation Announces Tour Dates, with Jimmy Haslip

After releasing a self-titled debut in April, blues/rock/fusion supergroup Renegade Creation will be hitting the road in November and December to support it. The band will be starting on the east coast and eventually make it to California for a three night stay at Yoshi’s in Oakland. The group features bassist Jimmy Haslip of the Yellowjackets, guitarists Robben Ford and...

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Jeff Lorber Fusion: Now Is The Time

Keyboardist Jeff Lorber was among the musicians in the late 1970’s to join the musical movement known as jazz fusion. Lorber later dropped the “fusion” label from his name, because the movement “evolved into what is currently known as contemporary jazz.” With the release of Now Is The Time, the label is back and with a new line up including...

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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”:

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Jimmy Haslip Joins Michael Landau, Robben Ford and Gary Novak for New Album

YellowJackets bassist Jimmy Haslip has teamed up with guitarists Michael Landau and Robben Ford and drummer Gary Novak to release an album under the moniker “Renegade Creation“. The album, released by the Blues Bureau record label, features eight vocal tunes sung by Landau and Ford as well as two instrumental tracks. The group’s music is a melding of blues, rock,...

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Blues for Tony: album tribute to Tony Williams released

Three years ago, keyboardist Alan Pasqua put together a band to honor drummer Tony Williams, who passed away. Pasqua recruited Yellowjackets bassist Jimmy Haslip along with drummer Chad Wackerman and guitarist Allan Holdsworth to the project, and the group recorded throughout their tour. Blues for Tony, originally released on DVD, is now available as a double CD. From the editorial...

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Hamilton Sterling and Jimmy Haslip: Migration

Hamilton Sterling and bassist Jimmy Haslip have released Migration, hailed as a “programmatic jazz composition formed in six movements.” The album was produced, composed, arranged, performed, and programmed by both musicians. Sterling’s previous work films, The Dark Knight, War of the Worlds, and Master and Commander: The Far Side of the World. Haslip is founding member of the Yellowjackets and...

Yellowjackets: Man Facing North
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Yellowjackets: Man Facing North

Here’s a 1993 performance of the Yellowjackets performing “Man Facing North” live in Montreux. Bassist Jimmy Haslip takes a solo before the half-way mark, and does some nice doubling with Bob Mintzer.

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Wesfest 4 raises $21,000 for Wes Wehmiller Scholarship at Berklee

The fourth annual Wesfest benefit concert took place at the Knitting Factory in Los Angeles in February, raising a record $21,000 for the Wes Wehmiller Endowed Scholarship Fund at Berklee College of Music. The event was established in 2006 by Wes’ family and friends, honoring the legacy of Wehmiller, a Berklee graduate and accomplished bassist who died of thyroid cancer...