With 2018's Raising Our Voice, long-running crossover jazz outfit Yellowjackets offer a sophisticated, broadly stylistic collection of songs showcasing guest artist Grammy-winning Brazilian vocalist Luciana Souza on seven of the thirteen tracks. The second album the band has recorded since the departure of founding bassist Jimmy Haslip, Raising Our Voice introduces newest member, bassist Dane Alderson, taking over the seat from Felix Pastorius, who left the fold after 2016's Cohearence. As with that album, Raising Our Voice finds Yellowjackets exploring a harmonically-nuanced bed of post-bop and fusion-influenced sounds that remain audience accessible even as they reveal the member's talents for investigative soloing, and improvisational interplay.
RUSSELL FERRANTE, piano, keyboards BOB MINTZER, saxophones WILLIAM KENNEDY, drums
DANE ALDERSON, bass
Featuring: LUCIANA SOUZA, vocals
01. Man Facing North 02. Mutuality 03. Everyone Else Is Taken 04. Ecuador 05. Strange Time 06. Emerge 07. Timeline 08. Quiet 09. Divert 10. Brotherly 11. Swing with It 12. In Search Of 13. Solitude