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Like a River
Genres: Jazz, Pop
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(5 out of 5 stars)
"A classic for the Yellowjackets. Soft contemporary sound. Insane fretless performed by Haslip, who combines the bass lines with the melody from the sax virtuoso Mintzer for a result never heard before. Great keyboard playing by Ferrante as always. A grammy winner jazz album."
Let it flow
blender | 02/29/2000
(4 out of 5 stars)
"As always, a true Yellowjackets gem. Forget the rest of the jazz/fusion impostors. Go for the originals.Ferrante and company always make great music, even if not 100% stellar. You can always rely on them for easily accessible music that never grows old.Peace Out."
Underrated... very underrated
NDBx | New York, NY United States | 01/17/2009
(5 out of 5 stars)
"Of all the Yellowjacket recordings, this is an underrated joy. The addition of Tim Hagans on trumpet gives the group an opportunity to create some beautiful textures. Hagans is a very gifted musician, fits right in.
Bob Mintzer shines on this recording with his big-bodied tenor sound, his unique take on melodies, never losing the feel of a piece, while improvising imaginatively. Tim Hagans has his moments too, particularly on "Dewey" where he successfully captures a Miles-like ambience while remaining himself
There are some real standout pieces here where the addition of Hagan engenders an approach that is jazzier than usual. Pieces like "Sueños", "1998", "Sandstone", "Dewey" and "Solitude".
Russell Ferrante and Will Kennedy's ability to play the different styles and their embellishments are essential to this recording as is the indispensible Jimmy Haslip.
For me, this is one of my favorite recordings, definitely top 3, in the 25 years or so that I have been listening to the Yellowjackets.