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Twenty Five by Yellowjackets

This remarkable collection salutes the genius that is the jazz group Yellowjackets. It is their 25th anniversary and the CD collection, complete with a DVD, includes many things including live performances and interviews. This is an ideal gift for your home jazz collection, for a friend and to ask your local librarian to place in the library for library patrons.

This collection features classic songs which have made the Yellowjackets jazz fusion's quintessential group. The motivation and spark of this group has endured and continues to do so. They continue to record great jazz songs and have a large following in the jazz world.

This CD is an important eight-song retrospective of some of the Yellowjackets finest work. The songs move from 1986 to 2005 with ease. The DVD is a special treat to Yellowjackets fans and it reflects an electrifying performance in Paris, France during 2005.

The Yellowjackets live features many songs. Among the songs are "Revelation," "Geraldine," "Jacketown," "Sea Folk," "Free Day," "My Old School," "Greenhouse" and "RunFerYerLife."

The Yellowjackets' Twenty Five features songs which further reflect the fine artistic abilities of this group. Among those songs are found "My Old School," "Red Sea," "Matinee Idol," "Out Of Town," "Geraldine," "Imperial Strut," "Sea Folk," "Greenhouse" and "Time Squared."

A memorable listening journey for the jazz audience, this will stand as one of the finest examples of the Yellowjackets and their work. Highly recommended.

Additional Info

  • Artist / Group Name: Yellowjackets
  • CD Title: Twenty Five
  • Genre: Fusion
  • Year Released: 2006
  • Record Label: Heads Up
  • Musicians: Russell Ferrante (acoustic piano and synthesizers), Jimmy Haslip (electric bass), Robben Ford (electric guitar), Ricky Lawson (drums), Marc Russo (saxophone), Will Kennedy (drums), Bob Mintzer (tenor saxophone & EWI), Peter Erskine(drums), Marcus Baylor (drums). This is the complete lineup of all the musicians associated with the Yellowjackets, and is added as a historical note for jazz historians. This collection features Bob Mintzer, Russell Ferrante, Jimmy Haslip, and Marcus Baylor.
  • Rating: Five Stars
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