New Yellowjackets Recording

The Yellowjackets celebrate a 30th anniversary this year. I’ve been in the band for 20 years. Hard to believe!  We are releasing our 21st cd called Timeline in mid March.

Further adventures of the Yellowjackets, venturing into some different areas for the band.

It is so great to be in a band where everyone is constantly trying to expand musically and bring fresh ideas to the table.  It seems like the possibilities with this band are limitless.

I’m very grateful to be associated with this organization.


  1. Dexter Burley
    Posted March 4, 2011 at 7:41 pm | Permalink

    Can’t wait to hear the new recording.

  2. Barnaby Finch
    Posted March 12, 2011 at 12:20 am | Permalink

    I’m delighted with the new CD. It’s great to have Will back, with his great time and great groove. With, of course, all due respect to Marcus Baylor, and his lovely contribution to the the last decade of the Yellowjackets.

    The writing seems especially inspired, and this from a band with phenomenal composing chops. Some great bop influences, some cool harmonies, and, as always, creative rhythms.

    I love the melody on “Timeline”, and the wonderful Elvin tributes – the (mostly) 7/4 “Like Elvin” and the 5/4 “Rosemary”.

    Great job, you guys!

    Barnaby Finch

  3. Posted May 7, 2011 at 6:11 am | Permalink

    Bob, I LOVE the new album. You guys are inspired, and your sax music is the soundtrack to my life. I recognize your sound anywhere. Of course the Jackets are my favorite group, and have been since “Samurai”, but Greenhouse took me places that I had never been. You guys are the greatest!

  4. Lance Trammell, Sr.
    Posted November 16, 2011 at 3:15 am | Permalink

    Hello Bob,
    My father Leo was a woodwind player who contributed to developing the Central Ave scene in Los Angeles in the early ’40s with Gerald Wilson. He started with Jimmie Lunceford in the ’30s, and played on the East and West Coasts for quite a while.. I happen to be a percussionist, and am very proud of my “Jazz lineage.” I saw you all a Catalina Bar and Grill a few years back and have followed your work almost as long as I can remember. What you and your colleages are doing is art in its most beautiful, powerful, and noble form; …. It is of the highest order, because it affects lives for good (I can attest to that from my own experience with your music), and that my friend is its greatest purpose, and you guys are accomplishing that and more. It is not only a great gift to the world, but an awesome calling for you guys.. God bless you Bob.. Keep writing, teaching, blowing, and swinging!!!!

    Lance Trammell, Sr.

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