The Yellowjackets are a smooth jazz fusion band originating from California. This DVD comes from a  session in 1994 at the Ohne Filter studios in Stuttgart, Germany.

The band is comprised of Russell Ferrante in keyboards, Jimmy Haslip on bass, Bob Mintzer on sax  and drummer Will Kennedy.

In one guise or another this band has been around since the late 70’s, and are perhaps best well known for contributing  two songs for the Original Motion Picture Soundtrack of Star Trek IV: The Voyage Home.

The style of the Yellowjackets is mellow easy listening Jazz that is executed to perfection. This is clearly a band that knows each others styles and work well together, as the saying goes, they are a well oiled machine.

With a running time of about 60 minutes this is a fine addition to anyones Jazz collection. The special features include an interview with the producer, artist biographies, and also the tune up session.

You can get your copy of Yellowjackets – In Concert from MVD.

Simon Barrett

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