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All Music Guide - Scott Yanow
The Yellowjackets were a fixture on the GRP label for a decade, and this CD is a sampling of some of their work from the period. During that era, in addition to keyboardist Russell Ferrante, electric bassist Jimmy Haslip and drummer William Kennedy, the Yellowjackets were joined by the reeds of Bob Mintzer who is heard here playing tenor, bass clarinet, soprano and the EWI. The 11 selections on the CD include a variety of pieces including vocal features for guests Take 6 "Revelation" and Michael Franks "The Dream", "Wildlife," "The Spin," "Jacket Town" and a tribute to Miles Davis, "Dewey." All but one of the selections has guests including Paulinho Da Costa, Alex Acuna or ...
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Editorial Reviews

All Music Guide - Scott Yanow
The Yellowjackets were a fixture on the GRP label for a decade, and this CD is a sampling of some of their work from the period. During that era, in addition to keyboardist Russell Ferrante, electric bassist Jimmy Haslip and drummer William Kennedy, the Yellowjackets were joined by the reeds of Bob Mintzer who is heard here playing tenor, bass clarinet, soprano and the EWI. The 11 selections on the CD include a variety of pieces including vocal features for guests Take 6 "Revelation" and Michael Franks "The Dream", "Wildlife," "The Spin," "Jacket Town" and a tribute to Miles Davis, "Dewey." All but one of the selections has guests including Paulinho Da Costa, Alex Acuna or Nana Vasconcelos on percussion and Steve Croes on synclavier in addition to the singers and in general these are some of the more commercial selections recorded by the Yellowjackets during the generally stimulating period. The numbers are taken from Live Wires, Politics, Like a River, Run for Your Love and Shades.
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Product Details

  • Release Date: 3/14/1995
  • Label: Grp Records
  • UPC: 011105980920
  • Catalog Number: 9809

Tracks

Disc 1
  1. 1 Wildlife (6:04)
  2. 2 The Spin (4:44)
  3. 3 Oz (4:43)
  4. 4 Man Facing North (6:25)
  5. 5 Revelation (6:05)
  6. 6 Freedomland (6:09)
  7. 7 Jacket Town (5:20)
  8. 8 The Dream (5:06)
  9. 9 Foreign Correspondent (5:43)
  10. 10 And You Know What (5:35)
  11. 11 Dewey (A Tribute to Miles Davis) (5:40)
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Album Credits

Performance Credits
Yellowjackets Primary Artist
Take 6 Vocals
Naná Vasconcelos Percussion, Vocals
Brenda Russell Background Vocals
Michael Franks Vocals
Bob Mintzer Bass Clarinet, Soprano Saxophone, Tenor Saxophone
Bill Gable Vocals
Marilyn Scott Background Vocals
Jimmy Haslip Bass, Vocals
Alex Acuña Percussion
Paulinho Da Costa Percussion
Steve Croes Synclavier
Russell Ferrante Keyboards
William Kennedy Drums
Ricky Lawson Drums
Judd Miller EWI
Technical Credits
Take 6 Contributor
Kitaro Composer
Naná Vasconcelos Contributor
Paul McCartney Composer
Brenda Russell Contributor
Bobby Caldwell Composer
Michael Franks Lyricist, Contributor
Yellowjackets Producer
Art Ferrante Composer
Marilyn Scott Contributor
Alex Acuña Contributor
Paulinho Da Costa Contributor
Steve Croes Contributor
John Echols Composer
James Farber Engineer
Ken Forssi Composer
Brian Gardner Mastering
Mick Guzauski Engineer
David Hentschel Engineer
Ted Jensen Mastering
Arthur Lee Composer
Bryan MacLean Composer
Stephen Marcussen Mastering
Linda McCartney Composer
Judd Miller Contributor
Doug Sax Mastering
Kevin Gray Mastering
Alba Acevedo Art Direction
Joseph Curiale Composer
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