Yellowjackets

Raising Our Voice (MAC 1137)

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Raising Our Voice

Yellowjackets

Mack Avenue

673203113725

MAC 155067

MAC 1137

JAZZ

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CD 12,39 €

DIGIPACK EDITION

4 STARS ALL MUSIC GUIDE

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.

PERSONNEL:

RUSSELL FERRANTE, piano, keyboards
BOB MINTZER, saxophones
WILLIAM KENNEDY, drums

DANE ALDERSON, bass

Featuring: LUCIANA SOUZA, vocals

TRACKS:

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