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Yellowjackets to Release New Album Featuring Mike Stern

For those who dug the earliest Yellowjackets material-the burning stuff with jazz-blues guitar killer Robben Ford-your ship has arrived: On May 20, Heads Up International will release Lifecycle, the new ‘Jackets recording featuring special guest and label-mate Mike Stern (pictured). Alongside the core band of bassist Jimmy Haslip, keyboardist Russell Ferrante, drummer Marcus Baylor and reedist Bob Mintzer, Stern brings his instantly recognizable timbre and technique-a meld of bop phrasing and rock bends glossed with stereo chorus-to 10 tracks of smartly grooving contemporary jazz. Stern also contributes two compositions, “Double Nickel” and “Dream Go,” to the sessions.

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