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Yellowjackets: Cohearence

More than three decades into an artistically fertile career and the band sprung from the Robben Ford Group continues to grab ears with its appealing jazz-funk hybrid, using sophisticated compositions as springboards for often remarkable improvisations. Yellowjackets’ sound has indeed evolved, due in part to the numerous lineup changes over the years. The latest is … Read More “Yellowjackets: Cohearence”

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Yellowjackets: A Rise in the Road

For Yellowjackets’ 22nd album, pianist Russell Ferrante, the band’s sole remaining founding member, is joined by tenor saxophonist Bob Mintzer (23-year member), drummer William Kennedy (14-year member, over two different stints) and new bassist Felix Pastorius, born five years after the band’s 1977 start. Pastorius, one of Jaco’s twin sons, replaces Jimmy Haslip, also a … Read More “Yellowjackets: A Rise in the Road”

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