Yellowjackets release their twenty second album : ‘Rise In The Road’ (2013)

Yellowjackets ‘Rise In The Road’ is their twenty second album released on June 25, 2013 by Mack Avenue.

Track listing : . 1.When the Lady Dances (Yellowjackets) – 05:07 . 2.Civil War (Yellowjackets) – 05:47 . 3.Can’t We Elope (Yellowjackets) – 05:27 . 4.An Informed Decision (Yellowjackets) – 06:29 . 5.Longing (Yellowjackets) – 07:17 . 6.Thank You (Yellowjackets) – 05:46 . 7.Madrugada (Yellowjackets) – 05:08 . 8.An Amber Shade of Blue (Yellowjackets) – 06:57 . 9.(You’ll Know) When It’s Time (Yellowjackets) – 04:52 . 10.I Knew His Father (Yellowjackets) – 04:52 .
Musicians : . Yellowjackets . Russell Ferrante – Keyboards, Piano . William Kennedy – Drums, Keyboards . Bob Mintzer – Saxophone . Felix Pastorius – Bass . Ambrose Akinmusire – Trumpet .
Production : . Produced by Produced by Ferrante, Mintzer and Kennedy, .
Released by Mack Avenue on June 25, 2013.


All in all, A Rise in the Road is accessible jazz played with smooth expertise. The four of them may not have been playing together for 32 years, but, from the way they play on this album, if you didn’t know, you couldn’t tell. […]

Critical Jazz
What works so incredibly well is the lack of overdubs and the resulting warm and all most organic live feel that transcends the confines of a shiny silver disc and turns the ordinary and expected into the extraordinary and sublime. Change is never a bad thing, it is just different. […]

A Rise in the Road provides longtime Yellowjackets‘ fans plenty; but more importantly, it delivers a a bracing new approach and a renewed sense of swinging adventure. […]


Yellowjackets ‘Rise In The Road’


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