In late 1999, after a 20 year career marked by numerous awards including 11 Grammy nominations, 2 Grammy wins & a busy touring schedule that took us around the world, we decided to finance & produce a recording ourselves.
We celebrate this new venture & our 20 year anniversary with the release of Mint Jam, 2 Disc CD Set.
This double CD set, recorded live at The Mint in Los Angeles on July 24 & 25, 2001, includes 8 new compositions plus 4 reworked Yellowackets classics.
Featuring performances by:
Bob Mintzer. tenor saxophone, EWI
Russell Ferrante, acoustic piano, synthesizer
Jimmy Haslip, electric bass
Marcus Baylor, drums
Disc 1 - Blue
Les is Mo, R. Ferrante
This is a tip of the hat to another classic live record, Swiss Movement by Les McCann and Eddie Harris. Swiss Movement is an infectious blend of jazz and gospel music; a combination that has influenced the Yellowjackets sound since our first recording.
Boomtown, R. Ferrante & J. Haslip
This is another "groove" oriented tune, this time with a stronger "funk" component.
Motet, R. Ferrante & J. Haslip
A R&B-gospel genre tune featuring an inspired bass solo by Jimmy Haslip.
Mofongo, B. Minzter
Featuring the EWI, the electric wind instrument, this energetic Latin derived tune was named after the spicy Cuban dish of the same name.
Blues for KJ, R. Ferrante
A tribute to the influence of Keith Jarrett's playing and writing on the band.
Runferyerlife, B. Mintzer
Originally recorded in 1994, this reworked version features solos by Bob Mintzer & Marcus Baylor.
Disc 2 Green
Song for Carla, B. Mintzer
Bob's dedication to his beautiful wife, Carla.
Tortoise and the Hare, R. Ferrante, J. Haslip, Russo & Kennedy.
A reworking of the Grammy award wining recording, Politics.
Mosaic, B. Mintzer
Explores the development of a theme.
New Jig, R. Ferrante
Statue of Liberty, R. Ferrante
Blues w/a twist.
Evening News, R. Ferrante, W. Kennedy, & B. Mintzer
Features & Highlights
- Live Recording at the Mint in Los Angeles
- Self-produced Jazz CD
- Yellowjackets - Grammy award winning band
- Celebrating 20 years of the Yellowjackets
- Double CD set
|Item Weight:||0.25 pounds|
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|Package Size:||4.97 x 0.54 x 0.54 inches|