Release Date: April 22, 2016
Label: Mack Avenue
Some skeptics didn’t give the Yellowjackets a chance to survive, but here it is 35 years later and the group stretches its impressive longevity by continuing to evolve artistically with its third Mack Avenue Records recording, Cohearence. With two founding members - pianist/keyboardist Russell Ferrante and drummer Will Kennedy - and its longtime reeds player Bob Mintzer and a brand-new virtuoso electric bassist, Australia-born Dane Alderson, the Yellowjackets cover a range of jazz flavors. With its pockets of halcyon, buoyance, mystery, tumult and whimsy, Cohearence plays out as a multifaceted documentation of how far the once fusion band has come.